Don’t expect to see Golden State Warriors’ forward Andre Iguodala on NBA courts for much longer. Iguodala, who is currently playing his 14th season in the league, is already thinking about his retirement from basketball and it might happen in the next three years.
The 34-year-old, who won the NBA Finals MVP award in 2015, recently had a chat with NBC Sports Bay Area where he laid down the plans for the closing years of his career.
“I’m going to be done soon,” – said Iguodala. “I could probably play a legit five more years, but I’ll probably max out at three more after this year – maybe three more.”
This decision, however, will mostly depend on whether the Warriors manage to win another title this year.
“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.” – he added.
Andre Iguodala entered the league in 2004 when he was selected 9th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. After spending eight years in Philadelphia, during which he received one All-Star selection, Iguodala was traded to the Denver Nuggets in 2012.
In 2013, after becoming a free agent, Iguodala agreed to a contract with the Golden State Warriors and went on to become a valuable factor in the team’s route to three NBA titles in four years.
This season, Andre Iguodala is playing below expectations like the entire Warriors team and averages only 4.5 points per game.