The Warriors don’t win the franchise’s first NBA championship in 40 years without the team’s unflappable trio of stars in Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. Between the red-hot shooting of the Splash Brothers and Green’s lockdown defense, the Warriors’ dynasty doesn’t come close to happening.
But Andre Iguodala’s place in Warriors lore can’t be forgotten, either. Iguodala joined the Warriors in July 2013 as part of a three-team sign-and-trade with the Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz. The swingman — who joined the Warriors already having been an NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist — was a starter in his first season with Golden State under coach Mark Jackson, with 2012 top-10 pick Harrison Barnes relegated to bench duty.
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But after a first-round exit in the 2014 playoffs, Jackson was let go and Steve Kerr was hired as a first-time