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Andre Iguodala will return to Warriors for his 19th NBA season

After weeks of anticipation, Warriors veteran Andre Iguodala announced on Friday that he is returning to Golden State for the 2022-23 NBA season – his 19th in the league.

Iguodala shared the news on a special episode of his “Point Forward” podcast with co-host Evan Turner, adding that the duo will continue to record their show throughout the season.

“We’re going to have fun this year. It’s going to be exciting,” Iguodala said. “I’m really looking forward to getting back on the field with my guys and getting back on the NBA road with ET and just doing what we do best.”

The news comes the day after Warriors coach Steve Kerr told reporters he hoped the veteran would return to the team this season.

After winning three championships with the Warriors over a six-year period from 2013-19, Iguodala returned to the Warriors last season after two seasons with the Miami Heat.

He averaged 4.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 31 regular season games in 2021-22 and appeared in seven playoff games. Iguodala was on the floor for the final minute of the Warriors’ victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the 2022 NBA Finals, where he earned his fourth ring.

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Once the businessman, Iguodala teased his big decision on “Point Forward” this month ahead of Friday’s announcement, letting Dub Nation know he would reveal whether or not he was retiring on his podcast.

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The Warriors said they wanted the 38-year-old to play this season, keeping a vacant seat for him pending his decision. With the return of Iguodala, Golden State is more focused on the intangibles he brings as a mentor and as a brilliant basketball mind rather than his stats on the court.

As the team tries to roll it back this season, it all starts with the start of training camp just around the corner. And with Iguodala’s return, their chances seem much more likely.

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