While the association was busy with a flurry of transactions after the open of the NBA’s free agency period, the Golden State Warriors were active with a familiar face. Despite reported interest from the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers, Andre Iguodala announced he would return to the Warriors on a one-year deal.
The veteran forward spent six seasons with the Warriors, winning three titles alongside Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green in the Bay Area.
After reports began to surface about Iguodala’s signing, one of his former teammates welcomed him back to Golden State on social media.
Following Iguodala’s move back to the Bay Area, Curry released a video on Twitter and Instagram to welcome back his old teammate.
Along with Max Kellerman’s famous “I want Iguodala” quote from ESPN’s First Take, the video featured highlights from the Arizona product’s career in Golden State, including his signature quick hands to force turnovers.
Via @StephenCurry30 on Twitter:
Welcome back Pro! pic.twitter.com/uBiVr3mFzM
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 6, 2021
During his time with the Warriors, the 37-year-old averaged 7.3 points on 48.5% shooting from the floor with 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.1 steals in 26.7 minutes per contest.
In 2015, Iguodala earned the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award, tallying 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, four assists and 1.3 assists in six games against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
During the 2020-21 season with the Miami Heat, the former sixth man averaged 4.4 points on 38.3% shooting from the field with 3.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals in 21.3 minutes per game.
In his return to the Warriors, Iguodala will provide a proven veteran presence in the second unit while mentoring recent draft picks like Jonathan Kuminga, Moses Moody and James Wiseman.