Iguodala, 38, appeared in just 31 games last season, but remains a favorite of teammates, as the Warriors made another run to the championship. He averaged career-lows of 4.0 points and 3.2 rebounds on the year.
Still, the Warriors were hopeful he would return, as Bob Myers relayed earlier this week.
“[Iguodala] is one of the few people in the world who can look Stephen Curry or Draymond Green or Klay Thompson in the eye and meet them at their level, but also grab a Jordan Poole or James Wiseman or Jonathan Kuminga and speak to them and encourage them,” Myers said, via Tim Kawakami of The Athletic.
“There’s no one else in the league that can do that for our team. And we think he can still play and help us in certain spots. So we really want him back. This isn’t like a charity thing. It’s not, ‘Oh, you know, we can’t not say yes to Andre because he’s won championships.’ We have pursued him more than he has pursued us.”
The big decision, straight from the source.
Andre and @thekidet break down what went into the call that Iguodala wrestled with all summer.
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