Andre Iguodala Close To Retirement?

The Warriors are looking to win their fourth championship in five years next spring, but one of their key role players has been contemplating his future beyond this season, writes Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area.

14-year veteran Andre Iguodala, 34, is already “counting down” the remaining years of his NBA career, telling Poole that while he thinks he could theoretically play another five seasons, he’ll likely hang it up after no more than three additional years.

“I’m going to be done soon. I could probably play a legit five more years, but I’ll probably max out at three more after this year – maybe three more. But if I’m not here, that will weigh heavily on what I will do. I possibly have another year here – if we win. That’s it. I know that. I’m fine with it.”

Reading between those lines makes it sounds as if Iguodala may consider retirement this summer if the Warriors don’t win it all, but he’s still under contract next year and scheduled to make a guaranteed $17.2MM, so that seems unlikely.

Moreover, the Warriors still value Iguodala’s presence, even it may appear that he’s coasting through the regular season despite the team’s relative struggles recently. His ability to affect the game outside of the box score marvels his teammates and he always seems to produce what his team needs at the right moment. Accordingly, whenever he does retire, the Warriors or another team will certainly miss him.

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9 thoughts on “Andre Iguodala Close To Retirement?

  1. kicker

    Leave/ retire! No need for you or the west coast idiots any longer! Can’t stand the nba with golden state’s success. Do not like them st all!

  2. Dodgethis

    Children angry at golden state for being successful. Must be communists.

  3. bush

    Iggy retiring early would be great news for the Warriors. There’s no chance he’s worth what he’s getting paid next year. He’s always been a player based on athleticism and not much else. When that’s gone he’s just not very good.

  4. greg1

    I’m not a Warriors fan, but why hate on them. They drafted Curry, Klay and Draymond well lower than where they should have been take. They added Livingston and Iggy when others thought they were washed up. The only “evil empire” style signing was KD, who has won two straight Finals MVP’s. For those who say he turned his back on OKC to chase a ring, his joining the Warriors is why they have won two Larry’s in a row.

    Maybe it’s easier for me to appreciate their success as a Knicks fan who knows his team is not competitive, but there is nothing wrong with revelling in greatness when it exists.

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