Former NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala on Move at Trade Deadline
Iguodala was traded to Miami Heat by the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday
After sitting out for the entire season while waiting to be traded to a contender, Andre Iguodala is finally headed to one.
Less than an hour before the Miami Heat tipped off against the Los Angeles Clippers, the team agreed to a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies that will bring Andre Iguodala to South Beach.
Though the specifics of the trade have not been worked out, in part because the Heat would like to get the Oklahoma City Thunder involved so they can bring Danilo Gallinari to Miami too, Justise Winslow is part of the package that will be headed to Memphis.
As part of the deal, Iguodala also has agreed to a two-year, $30 million extension with Miami, though the second year of the extension is non-guaranteed.
Iguodala, 36, was the 2015 NBA Finals MVP for Golden State and was traded to Memphis last summer.
“We have a lot of young talent,” he told The Undefeated. “A lot of guys that are fearless that can play. What I feel that not so much they are missing, but what they can improve upon greatly, I can bring that whether it’s showing them on court or showing them in film or just being around me every day. I am going to take that level of play up a couple notches. Offensively, they’re really good. Defensively, there is some gamesmanship things I can put in the arsenal to make everyone better on the court.”
The trade comes at a good time as Heat star Jimmy Butler hurt his shoulder last night in the team’s 128-111 loss to the Clippers. He’s due to get an MRI today.
Elsewhere in The Association, Jabari Parker and Alex Len were sent to the Kings for center Dewayne Dedmon by the Atlanta Hawks and Glenn Robinson and Alec Burks were traded to the 76ers for draft picks.
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