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3 reasons Andre Iguodala should sign with the Warriors

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During the Golden State Warriors’ championship run, Andre Iguodala was a significant part of their success. Aside from being a one-time Finals MVP, he was a team and fan-favorite in the Bay Area.

With that said, a return back to the Warriors would boost morale–a boost that might propel the Dubs back to being a championship contenders. That’s not to say he is the answer to all of Golden State’s problems, but he definitely possesses some qualities the team needs.

Here are three ways Iguodala can help the Dubs become NBA champions again.

3. Veteran Leadership

The last time Iguodala was wearing a Warriors uniform, the squad lost in the NBA Finals to the Toronto Raptors. Since he left, the Dubs haven’t made the playoffs. They missed the postseason mainly because of injuries the past two years.

Iguodala would’ve been very helpful during their postseason drought. He has the respect of superstar Stephen Curry, as well as Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and head coach Steve Kerr.

The young Warriors players would be eager to listen to the knowledge he has to give as well. His experience going from an All-Star player  to coming off the bench for the Dubs and winning Finals MVP could help the youngsters identify and establish their own role. What young team in the NBA couldn’t use that?

2. On-court Impact

Andre Iguodala is 37 years old and will turn 38 in the upcoming season. Nobody expects to get the Finals MVP version of Iguodala, but he can still give solid contributing minutes.

He played 63 games last season with the Miami Heat. In those outings, he played 21 minutes per game and recorded 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Not jaw-dropping numbers, but he’s more of a player you can depend on constantly to make the right play or a big play. Throughout Iguodala’s career and even still, he is an adequate defender. The more bodies, the better, especially in an era dominated by wings.

Then there’s his playmaking ability and experience running Steve Kerr’s system. Last year, the Warriors struggled to find a player to run the offense with the second unit. A floor general could always be helpful on a team with young players who could have significant roles.

1. Awesome narrative and story

How cool would it be for Andre Iguodala to finish his career with the Warriors?–where he won his first title and helped start the Dubs’ dynasty. It would be even more incredible to win one more championship with Golden State before entering retirement.

Iguodala is one of the most beloved players in Warriors franchise history. He’s a free agent, so of course, he would come up in rumors about returning. Whatever happens with Iggy, he will always be a Bay Area legend. But what a story it could be if he decides to return.