‘I Want Iguodala’: Steph Curry Shares a Mixtape to Welcome the Homecoming of His Former Teammate

Published 08/06/2021, 9:56 PM EDT
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 21: Stephen Curry (30) of the Golden State Warriors winces after falling to the ground upon absorbing contact against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of the Nuggets’ 100-98 win on Sunday, October 21, 2018. The Denver Nuggets hosted the Golden State Warriors at the Pepsi Center in Denver. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


The NBA’s 2021-22 season is going to be a promising affair given that every other team is either stacking stars or calling former players. Now, the Steph Curry-led Warriors are the latest franchise to do so by attracting Andre Iguodala back to the unit. 

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The GSW organization is running behind the likes of the Lakers and the Nuggets in making major off-season moves. So while the Lakers went back to Trevor Ariza, the Dubs Nation called the shots by acquiring their old hero. What would this signing mean to them?

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Steph Curry showed his excitement over the return of Andre Iguodala

Recently, Steph Curry shared a mix tape that said, “I want Iguodala” and showed a nostalgic compilation of their winning moments together. The video caught Andre’s attention as he retweeted it with a “Yessir” to mark his agreement and excitement on the homecoming. 

The 37-YO spent six years with the Warriors and won three championship rings in the process. In that tenure, he shared some iconic moments with Steph Curry. For instance, during a GSW vs Pelicans game, with the latter leading at halftime, Andre almost lost his cool and was about to throw the ball into the crowd. However, a quick denial from Curry stopped him. That showed how much they respected one another.

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How will Andre Iguodala help the Warriors?

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In 2019, in a phase of transition, the Bay Area sent him and a protected first-rounder to the Grizzlies in exchange for Julian Washburn. Later, Andre found himself in the Miami Heat after a three-team deal. But the veteran swingman did not disappoint as he scored at 54.5% from the field and 42.9% from the three-point line in 2020-21. 

Jan 1, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Miami Heat guard Andre Iguodala (28) brings the ball up court against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Moreover, the former FMVP shares great chemistry with the Splash Brothers and also with Draymond Green. This would also mean that Steve Kerr will have an experienced figure to lead the Warriors bench that is full of newbies. 

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So although Andre is not as much of a scorer, he can prove to be crucial in other aspects and help the Warriors contend for a title. Will Andre retire as a Warrior and is that going to happen in 2022? Only time will tell.

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Sourabh Singh

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Sourabh Singh is an NBA sports analyst for EssentiallySports, who has been working with the site since May 2020. Prior to this, he functioned as Managing Editor at WittyFeed, followed by a stint at Decathlon. The Sports Management graduate leads an active lifestyle, veering to the mountains for off-trail adventures.

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