Miami Heat acquire Andre Iguodala from the Memphis Grizzlies

Ruben Hill
February 6, 2020

Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors attempts a shot against the Toronto Raptors during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California.

Miami then signed Iguodala to a two-year, $30 million contract extension, per Wojnarowski.

In return, the Grizzlies will acquire Heat swingman Justise Winslow as part of the deal.

The 36-year-old Iguodala has been sitting out all year in hopes of a trade to a contender or a buyout since the Warriors dealt him to Memphis along with a first-round pick as part of a salary dump in July.

In a stunning turn of events, it has been reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, that the Miami Heat are in "advanced discussions" to acquire Memphis Grizzlies forward Andre Iguodala. Aldridge added, "Iguodala and Memphis mutually agreed he would not report to the Grizzlies while the team tried to find a trade partner".

Star rookie Ja Morant reacted with a shouting emoji on Twitter, and guard De'Anthony Melton posted a shrugging emoji. The forward has played just once since December 6, but last season averaged 12.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He is averaging 22.7 points per game along with 6.1 rebounds.

The Heat will be Iguodala's fifth team. Last season, Iguodala averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 33.3 percent from 3. Iguodala has given the Grizz his preference of teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers, but Memphis is reluctant to send him to a team in the same conference. In addition, he is averaging a team-high 1.9 steals per game as he has continued to look like one of the best defenders in the entire league throughout his career.

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