This is an Andre Iguodala appreciation post. And why not? He’s won three NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors, including an NBA Finals MVP performance in 2015. General manager Bob Myers traded him away in 2019 to make room for another swap that eventually netted forward Andrew Wiggins, but Iguodala’s days in a Warriors uniform weren’t done.
He returned to the Bay Area this season on a veteran’s minimum salary. He’s made an impact on the floor and off, providing guidance to the Warriors’ patch of young players behind the scenes.
And when he’s appeared on the floor (he’s battled knee issues all season thus far), he’s turned back the clock. It’s a welcome sight for Warriors fans, and Iguodala’s play goes hand-in-hand with Golden State’s return to its winning ways.
Here’s a taste of his night on Monday against the Kings, when he gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about.
The first clip was fantastic, but it was just an appetizer for the second. That’s quality, vintage Iguodala right there.
Unfortunately for the Warriors, however, he’s missed a lot of time this season due to that knee issue. Golden State might be wise to put Iguodala on the shelf, so to speak, until the playoffs. The Warriors are atop the NBA standings again, just like when Iguodala was a younger, more spry version of himself. And the idea is to win another NBA championship — with Iguodala able to resemble his NBA Finals MVP form.
BONUS IGUODALA: He can still sky for slam dunks, too.