Andre Iguodala with the Golden State Warriors is over after the team traded him to Memphis. As part of the deal, the Grizzlies will receive Iguodala and a protected first-round draft pick in exchange for forward Julian Washburn. Warriors co-chairman and CEO Joe Lacob recognized Iguodala for his contributions to the team over the last six years and announced that his No. 9 jersey would be retired.
Lacob's statement reads:
During the summer of 2013, we went through an extensive free agency process in our efforts to sign Andre Iguodala. At that time, we envisioned him becoming a vital part of a young, up-and-coming team with championship aspirations. As we look back six years later, we actually underestimated what his value would be to our team, both on the court and in the locker room. In what has been well-documented, Andre sacrificed for the betterment of our team and, in one of the best stories of this journey, earned NBA Finals MVP honors in 2015. He has been absolutely vital to our success during five consecutive appearances in the NBA Finals and three championships. We thank Andre for his contributions and look forward to seeing his number in the rafters at Chase Center.
During his time with Golden State, Iguodala appeared in 413 regular season matchups, averaging 7.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Prior to joining the Warriors, the veteran athlete played for the Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets.
You can read the Warrior's full press release below.
Lacob recently suggested Kevin Durant's jersey would also be retired. Shortly after it was announced the All-Star was headed to the Brooklyn Nets, Lacob stated, "As long as I am Co-Chairman of this team, no player will ever wear #35 for the Warriors again."