Andre Iguodala is just the latest Warrior player to agree to a deal to re-sign with the team, as did three of the team’s other free agents Shaun Livingston, Stephen Curry, and David West today.
Iguodala tweeted out the news himself:
Sources close to Andre Iguodala reporting agreed to terms to return to the bay….
— Andre Iguodala (@andre) July 2, 2017
The two sides agreed to a contract of 3-years, $48 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported.
Iguodala has been a key component to the Golden State Warriors’ success over the past four seasons he’s been with the team, which includes three straight trips to the NBA Finals and two NBA championships. Iguodala was named the Finals MVP in 2015.
Iguodala’s unselfishness and willingness to come off the bench during his second year with the team after being a starter his entire career unlocked something for the Warriors, which has played a big role in the team’s spectacular play over the past few years. One-fifth of the Warriors’ “death lineup”, Iguodala is a superb perimeter defender, a more than capable ball-handler and playmaker, and has one of the highest basketball IQ’s in the league. Despite the talent already on the team, losing him would’ve been a big loss for the team moving forward, even at age 33.
However, now that the Warriors have re-signed four of their key contributors and it’s expected that 2017 Finals MVP Kevin Durant will also eventually re-sign, the Warriors have been able to keep their depth and build continuity, which will allow them to likely continue making the Finals and compete for more championships in the near future.
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