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Andre Iguodala Gives Himself Three More NBA Years

Three – time NBA Champion Andre Iguodala has put a timeframe on his retirement, saying he will play three more years.

The Golden State Warriors swingman spoke to Monte Pool of NBC sports Bay Area about his career direction. Andre Iguodala has clearly thought a lot about retiring, saying he will 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,” he said.

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.”


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It seems natural that a 34-year-old Andre Iguodala would be considering retirement. The 2015 NBA Finals MVP is seeing a drop-off in his output this season.

So far in 2018 – 2019, he is averaging just 4.5 points per game, which is a career low. In 20 appearances he also has an average of 3.1 rebounds and 3 assists.

Iguodala puts his decreased numbers down to the different team role that he is playing this year.

“It’s all about that balance,” he said.

“Sometimes, I have to be the guy that says, ‘OK, we’ve got to play the right way.’ If that means I’ve got to pass up some shots to make sure everybody else is in the right flow, has the right mindset and is getting their touches, so be it — as long as I know that’s going to help us in the long run.”


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Of course, Iguodala’s place in the squad rotation has diminished in the light of the emergence of Quinn Cook. He is now the back up guard to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, as well as cook.

As a result, a salary of $16 million makes little financial sense. It casts even more doubt over his Warriors future next year, as his final year salary will jump to $17.2 million. That is an extortionate wage packet to pay for the team’s 12th top scorer.

This year, though, his experience will be invaluable for a Golden State side gunning for it’s third consecutive title.

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