There have only been four players that have been a part of all four Warriors championship teams over the last eight seasons: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.
Recently, Andre Iguodala announced his return to the Warriors, signing a contract with the team for the 2022-23 season, marking the veteran forward's 19th NBA campaign.
Andre Iguodala Returns to Warriors for 19th NBA Season
Originally selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the ninth overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, Iguodala earned First Team All-Rookie honors in 2004-05 and was named an All-Star in his final season in Philadelphia in 2011-12. Iguodala was first acquired by the Warriors in a sign-and-trade, three-team deal with the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz in 2013 and earned First Team All-Defensive accolades in his first season with the Warriors in 2013-14. In 2015, following the Warriors first NBA championship title victory in 40 years, Iguodala earned NBA Finals Most Valuable Player honors.
After spending two years with the Miami Heat (2019-21) Iguodala, 38, returned to Golden State for the 2021-22 season, where he made his seventh NBA Finals appearance. In his seven seasons with the Warriors, the veteran forward has appeared in 444 total games, including 111 postseason games, ranking fourth on the team’s all-time playoff games played list.
Over the years, the 6’6” swingman has established himself as a lockdown defender with a high basketball IQ and a knack of coming through in the most clutch moments, but his impact exceeds beyond the court, serving as the elder statesman of the Dubs’ squad.
“He’s one of the smartest guys in the league, on and off the court,” Warriors’ forward Draymond Green emphasized.
"He's willing to help us and teach us and give us all the information and knowledge that he's gained over the years," Jordan Poole shared on on Media Day. "(He’s) been extremely beneficial to our team, and being able to have him back is really special."
The Warriors are excited to have Iguodala join them for the 2022-23 season, with the forward remaining a dependable and intelligent leader for the Warriors on and off the court.