Andre Iguodala retirement news: The Heat forward has given hints about retiring from NBA and says he is pretty serious about hanging up his boots.
Iguodala has had a resurgence of sorts with the Miami Heat. The former Warriors star has been an important cog for whichever team he has played for, but things are starting to take a toll on his body.
In a recent interview, Iggy confirmed that he had only 2 more years left in the sport and that he’ll be hanging up his boots with pride.
“I have about a year or two left,” Iguodala told Mark Medina of USA TODAY Sports. “I’m serious this time. I got two left.”
Part 2 of my interview with Heat forward Andre Iguodala. Don’t expect him to try to top Vince Carter’s longevity in the NBA. Andre insisted, “I have about a year or two left.” https://t.co/Oe9zcVTgZJ
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) August 11, 2020
Andre Iguodala’s career
Andre Iguodala is currently playing his 16th season in the NBA. He was picked 9th in the first round of the NBA 2004 draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
He was traded to the Denver Nuggets in 2012. After a short term with them, he joined the Golden State Warriors. He stayed with the Warriors for 6 years in which they won 3 NBA championships and Iguodala was the NBA 2015 Finals MVP.
Whilst with the Warriors, Iguodala had made quite a name for himself, especially when it came to defense. In the 2015 NBA finals, it was Iggy’s defense that massively helped out Warriors in the tussle vs the Cavs.
In 2019, the Warriors decided to trade him to the Memphis Grizzlies. In February 2020, he agreed to a 2-year $30 million contract with the Miami Heat.
Andre Iguodala’s retirement
Although he 36-years old, Iguodala is a rock in perimeter defence. However, he has been pondering about his retirement recently. He has also been giving hints that his career in the NBA may end in a couple of years. With this said, it wouldn’t be surprising if he returned to the Warriors for a season to end his career.
Warriors will be looking to reshuffle their roster next season, especially if they want to bring Giannis to the Bay area. And if that happens, a spot might open up for the outgoing Iguodala. With Giannis, Klay and Steph(if that happens) on one team, Iguodala should get the farewell he deserves.