On behalf of the Golden State Warriors, top executive Bob Myers is crossing his fingers that Andre Iguodala will consider a return for the 2022-2023 season.
Appearing on The TK Show with The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami, Myers is hoping that Iguodala will come back to play as a Warrior again due to that much needed resonating influence and leadership.
“He’s one of the few people in the world who can look (Stephen) Curry or Draymond or Klay (Thompson) in the eye and meet them at their level, but also grab a Jordan Poole or (James) Wiseman or (Jonathan) Kuminga and speak to them and encourage them,” Myers told Kawakami. “There’s no one else in the league that can do that for our team.
“And we think he can still play and help us in certain spots. So we really want him back. This isn’t like a charity thing. It’s not, ‘Oh, you know, we can’t not say yes to Andre because he’s won championships.’ We have pursued him more than he has pursued us.”
Iguodala already announced that he will make his official decision on his Point Forward podcast. With that, Dubs fans are perhaps tensed and anxious on what would be his final verdict about his professional career soon.
The club alloted their last roster spot for Iguodala. Though they have to keep that patience, his decision bears urgency given that the training camp is about to start this late September.
Iguodala, 38, has made a return to the Bay Area in last year’s offseason after two seasons of stay in the Miami Heat.
Serving more of a vocal mentor in the team’s sidelines, he averaged 4.0 points, 3.7 dimes, 3.2 boards in 31 games played.
The veteran eventually helped the Warriors to clinch its fourth title in eight years.