Free agent Andre Iguodala agrees to return to Golden State Warriors

Veteran Andre Iguodala, two seasons after he left, has agreed to rejoin the Golden State Warriors. His agent Brandon Rosenthal, Landmark Sports, confirmed this to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.The 37-year old swingman played six seasons with the Warriors (2013-1999), winning three NBA championships. He then spent the last two seasons as a player for the Miami Heat. Last week, he declined a $15 million option to join the team next season.Iguodala scored just 4.4 points per game in 21.3 minutes during 63 games last year, but he will play a significant leadership role for the team that he helped to win three NBA titles."Who would've thought that I'd be able go back to the place I was able, whatever you call it, legacy years in terms of the achievements, winning multiple championships and the relationships I was able build with my closest friends, teammates?" According to Iguodala, Friday's New York Times interview was on Friday."The relationship with fans, the relationship to the Bay, and the chance to end it here was something special.Iguodala was the Finals MVP in 2015. He is still a respected veteran in the game. His relationships with the Warriors' locker room, particularly with Stephen Curry, will allow him to make an easy transition back into his old team.Iguodala's basketball IQ has been widely praised over the years. Warriors coach Steve Kerr has repeatedly said that Iguodala was one of the most intelligent players he has ever coached.Iguodala, who is entering his 18th NBA season has received Hall of Fame praise in recent years. He will provide the kind of veteran wing that the Warriors needed during a 2020-21 campaign in, in which they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the first play-in tournament and to the Memphis Grizzlies in other games.Iguodala was a winner of three NBA championships with the Warriors, in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Iguodala, a 17-year-old veteran, has a career average of 11.6 points and 5.0 rebounds as well as 4.2 assists.Iguodala stated that he thought about retiring after last season but realized that he had "some more time."Iguodala stated to the Times that "where I feel most comfortable is I can choose when I'm ready for it." "I believe I want to leave with only a little bit. I don't want one leg. I know that I have a few more years. It is up to me to decide if it's one, two, three or whatever. I should not even say three. I would say one or two.This report was contributed by Nick Friedell, ESPN.