Latest On Andre Iguodala's Future In The NBA

Is season No. 19 in the cards for Golden State Warriors free agent veteran Andre Iguodala? That's a decision that we're still all waiting on, as the 38-year-old weighs whether or not to retire. But if it was up to his Warriors teammates, he'd already have re-signed for 2022-23. 

The team is keeping a 14th roster spot vacant until he fills it or declines it, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Head coach Steve Kerr and superstar teammate Steph Curry have been lobbying for him to return.

Iguodala says his decision is coming very soon, and he'll make the announcement himself on his podcast, Point Forward.

"I'll be making (the decision) from here, whether I'm taking my talents back to the Warriors, or taking my talents somewhere else, or taking my b**** a** home."

At issue, is the beating his body has taken through 18 seasons of pounding on the hardwood. As Slater notes, the nagging injuries seemed to be all-consuming last season. Iguodala was forced to have his knee drained repeatedly in the early portion of the season; that was followed by a hip issue, then a back problem. 

And in the playoffs, he could barely turn his head due to a stubborn neck problem. 

But the Warriors have won their 4 championship titles in Iguodala's last 6 seasons with the team. 

The team recently brought in several notable NBA veterans for workouts in advance of camp, so it seems they're covering their bases in case Iguodala doesn't return. 

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