Andre Iguodala was one of the most critical players during the Golden State Warriors dynasty.
They have reached the NBA Finals in six of the last eight seasons, and Iguodala was not on the team in the two seasons he missed the playoffs.
From 2015-19, they reached the NBA Finals five times in a row and won three titles.
In 2020 and 2021 (without Iguodala) they missed the NBA playoffs.
Last season, the 2015 NBA Finals MVP returned to the team, and they reached the NBA Finals and won the NBA Championship over the Boston Celtics.
He played in 31 regular season games and averaged 4.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game, but his presence in the locker room is very valuable.
In the NBA playoffs, he played in seven games.
He will turn 39 during the 2022-23 season, so there was good reason to believe he could retire as an NBA champion.
However, in your podcast, “The Point Ahead”, he says he will return for his 19th (and final) NBA season.
“I myself will return for my 19th season”, Iguodala said in the podcast video.
Iguodala is a four-time NBA champion, Finals MVP, All-Star and two-time NBA All-Defensive Team player.
In addition to the Warriors, he played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat.
The Warriors will play their first game of the 2022-23 regular season on October 18, when they host the Los Angeles Lakers.