Miami Heat acquires Andre Iguodala from Memphis Grizzlies

Ruben Hill
February 8, 2020

He signed his rookie deal with the Grizzlies a month later.

The Miami Heat acquired veteran striker Andre Iguodala of the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, less than 24 hours before the National Basketball Association exchange deadline, according to reports.

The Houston Rockets are trading Jordan Bell to the Memphis Grizzlies for Bruno Caboclo, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

"Today is a very good day because we think the acquisition of Andre, Jae and Solomon will help us with our versatility and create a more balanced roster", Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement announcing the deal. "We're going to play with the players that's on the floor". The Grizzlies have moved their way into the bottom half of playoff-eligible teams in the Western Conference with the All-Star Game approaching. Heat guard Goran Dragic said. The teams are also exchanging 2023 second-round picks, a source told Wojnarowski, with Memphis having the right to send the least favorable pick (via Dallas and Miami) as long as it's not No. 31 or 32.

Iguodala never played a game with the Grizzlies, but received permission to stay away from the team when he requested an exchange to a preferred destination. "I really didn't have a headache or anything". They're very well aligned.

There was some initial concern that the injury would be serious, but Porzingis returned to the game after only missing a few minutes. On Monday, he had 38 points and 12 rebounds in a win against the Pacers, hitting six 6-of-13 3-pointers and all 12 free throw attempts.

Memphis went on a 12-0 run in the third quarter to take an 81-71 lead with Porzingis leaving the game briefly with 4:06 remaining in the period after taking an inadvertent elbow to the nose from Josh Jackson. The last time these two teams met was back in November a year ago, where the Mavericks handed the Grizzlies a 16-point defeat in Memphis. The run of the grizzlies increased to 21: 3 (92: 74), with a lead of 1:22 in the fourth quarter even to 25.

Dieng, a 2013 first-round pick, is averaging 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Timberwolves this season.

Dillon Brooks had 13 points for the Grizzlies while Jonas Valanciunas had 10 rebounds.

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