He is a four-time NBA champion, an All-Star, an All-Rookie player, two-time All-Defensive athlete, and the 2014-15 Finals MVP.
But there is another thing he might be called soon: a retiree.
The Warriors’ 14th roster spot is being held for Andre Iguodala, who has yet to decide whether he will retire or return.
Steve Kerr isn’t rushing him into any decision, he tells @anthonyVslater.
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Right now, the Warriors and head coach Steve Kerr are waiting on word about Iguodala’s future.
There is a chance that he decides to retire after 18 years in the league – or he could come back for yet another year with Golden State.
Kerr summed up the situation: “I leave Andre alone. He knows where we stand. If he wants to come back, we’d love to him.”
What are the chances that Iguodala hangs it up?
Iguodala In The Future
Iguodala’s output for the team has greatly diminished over the last few seasons.
In the 2021-22 season, he only played 31 games, started in none of them, and played an average of 19.5 minutes.
During his prime, he started in all 82 games and was hitting highs of 19.9 points a game.
Now, he’s only putting up 4.
Obviously, time catches up with us all and Iguodala is getting very close to retiring.
But even if he doesn’t play another game, he will likely still be involved with the league.
He is now the sort of player-coach who shares his experience and expertise with the new young players populating his team.
That means that he would be a terrific member of any coaching staff.
In fact, don’t be so surprised if Iguodala decides to retire and then returns to sit alongside Kerr and the rest of the coaches shortly thereafter.
We may have seen Iguodala play his last game with the Warriors but that doesn’t mean he will exit the NBA entirely.