Is the dynasty over?
September 23, 2019, 6:46 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Andre Iguodala and the Grizzlies have come to an understanding in which he will not attend training camp while the team attempts to trade him.
The Grizzlies acquired Iguodala and a first-round pick from the Warriors in exchange for forward Julian Washburn on July 7. However, it is expected that the Grizzlies will flip him to a contending team at some point this season. Iguodala's fantasy value is not especially high especially with the uncertainty surrounding his future team.
Source: Chris Herrington on Twitter
September 9, 2019, 6:39 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Shams Charania is reporting that the Grizzlies are "refusing" to engage in buyout discussions with Andre Igoudala and would like him to report to training camp.
Iguodala, who could be in the final season of his career, is unlikely to play for a rebuilding team like Memphis and everyone knows it. The Grizzlies have been consistent in saying that they won't buy him out, however, and are only open to dealing him for future assets. The last report on that had the team looking for a first-round pick. A number of contenders have shown interest in Iguodala but have chosen to balk at the asking price.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
July 15, 2019, 1:23 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Shams Charania is reporting that the Clippers and the Rockets are the two teams still "strongly pursuing" Andre Iguodala in trade talks.
Charania adds that the Mavs and the Nuggets have also engaged Memphis but those discussions never gained much traction. The Rockets are hesitant to increase their tax bill while the Clippers don't want to part with Moe Harkless, who is the only player on the roster that represents a salary match. If either of these two teams wants to execute a trade, it looks like it will require another team.
Source: Stadium on Twitter
July 12, 2019, 4:21 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
Marc Stein is reporting that the Grizzlies are prepared to have Andre Iguodala on the roster into the season unless they receive a future first-round pick in any deal.
The Clippers, Rockets, Nuggets, Lakers and Mavs have all been mentioned as suitors, but clearly nobody is willing to offer up a first-rounder yet. Considering the trades that the Clippers and Rockets have made they might need to get creative in any such deal, while the other teams might not find themselves in position to surrender a pick at the moment. There's also the notion that Memphis' leverage could rise during the season, when injuries and surprise performances could place more pressure on teams trying to acquire Iguodala. We'll see what happens.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
July 12, 2019, 12:10 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
In the wake of Thursday's blockbuster trade, Sam Amick is reporting that the Rockets' top priority is now working out a deal for Andre Iguodala.
Amick mentions the Clippers as other serious suitors, and earlier reports had the Lakers and Mavs very interested in Iguodala. The veteran is in high demand and will certainly land on a contender. He's the perfect wing presence that can help push a team over the top, and it looks like the Grizzlies will be able to get some more assets rather than settle for a buyout with the way the market has shaped up.
Source: The Athletic
July 10, 2019, 10:52 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
According to Mike Fisher of CBS Sports, the Mavs and Grizzlies are discussing a deal to swap Andre Iguodala for Courtney Lee.
The Grizzlies have made it clear that they are trying to trade Iguodala. The Mavs could use a veteran wing next to Luka Doncic and he could help them compete for a playoff spot in the West. The details of a rumored deal have not been revealed yet, but stay tuned. We could see Iguodala on a different team in the coming days.
Source: Mike Fisher on Twitter
July 7, 2019, 3:49 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies have officially acquired Andre Iguodala.
It has been rumored that the Grizzlies will buy Iguodala out, but they reportedly have no interest in doing so before the season begins and would like to try and trade him instead. Considering the Grizz already picked up $2 million in cash and a first-rounder from Golden State in this deal, flipping Iguodala for more picks would be tremendous asset management. We'll hold off on forecasting Iguodala's fantasy value until we know where he's likely to begin the season.
Source: Memphis Grizzlies
July 4, 2019, 1:13 amAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
ESPN's Tim MacMahon is reporting that the Grizzlies are not interested in buying out Andre Iguodala before the season and are instead exploring the trade market, with the Rockets and Mavs among teams interested in a deal.
While the Grizzlies are understandably looking to move Iguodala off a rebuilding roster, it's smart for them to at least check and see what they could receive in a trade before cutting the veteran loose. They've already received a first-round pick from the Warriors for taking on Iguodala's salary and can spin him into even more futures if they play their cards right. Memphis has had a solid offseason in terms of adding picks and young players, and moving Iguodala to a desperate team in an increasingly wide-open Western Conference could only add to their stockpile.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
July 2, 2019, 12:58 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Andre Iguodala intends to seek a buyout from the Grizzlies and then sign with the Lakers shortly afterward.
Lakers GM Rob Pelinka was previously Iggy's agent before taking a front office role, and the dots connect from both a familiarity and championship contending team standpoint. This connection makes a lot of sense for the 35-year-old as he seeks a chance at another ring before calling it quits.
Source: Stephen A. Smith on ESPN Radio
July 1, 2019, 12:01 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
The Rockets would be interested in Andre Iguodala if he were to be bought out by the Grizzlies.
Houston would not be alone in their pursuit of Iguodala, who has aged gracefully in taking a reserve, do-it-all role with the Warriors. It remains to be seen if the Grizzlies do buy him out, as they may want that type of presence around a young team and could even offer him a starting job. It still seems like the real prize for Memphis was getting a first-round pick, however, so most are not expecting Iguodala to last long with the Grizzlies.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
June 30, 2019, 11:45 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
The Warriors are dealing Andre Iguodala and a first-round pick to the Grizzlies to open up space for Sunday's sign-and-trade of D'Angelo Russell.
The Warriors were hard-capped by the S&T and Iguodala, one of Golden State's rocks in their dynasty, was the one to take the hit. The pick is top-4 protected in 2024, top-1 protected in 2025 and unprotected in 2026 should it come to that. Iguodala has a chance to start for the young Grizzlies, but also stands out as a trade candidate that the Grizz could flip for even more futures. They could also buy him out. No word yet on what the Warriors are receiving beyond salary relief.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 25, 2019, 3:32 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Golden State Warriors
Speaking about Kevin Durant's injury situation during this year's playoffs, Andre Iguodala said that he fractured his left leg against the Rockets in the 2018-19 playoffs and the Warriors listed him out with a "left lateral leg contusion.”
There has been a lot of smoke in regards to how the Warriors dealt with Durant's injury, as it did not appear to be as minor as the team led the public to believe when he injured himself backpedaling after a made basket. A non-contact injury is always a major red flag, but the Warriors called Durant's initial injury a "first-grade calf strain," which is the lowest graded injury designation. Weeks later, when Durant rushed back to help his team out of a 3-1 Finals deficit, he fully ruptured his Achilles in only 12 minutes of action. This is all just speculation, but this revelation from the 2015 NBA Finals MVP is an alarming development for a franchise who could seemingly do no wrong the past half-decade. The league may take a deep-dive into these claims soon enough.
Source: NBC Sports
June 14, 2019, 12:29 amAndre IguodalaG/F, Golden State Warriors
Andre Iguodala scored 22 points on 9-of-15 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, a block and three 3-pointers in Thursday's Game 6 loss to the Raptors.
Iguodala came up huge for the Warriors, especially after losing Klay Thompson (knee) to injury, but it wasn't enough as the Raptors edged them out in a four-point win on Thursday. Iggy did his best to clamp down Kawhi Leonard on defense and even brought it on the offensive end of the floor tonight. You couldn't ask for a better two-way performance from him tonight.
June 4, 2019, 3:48 pmAndre IguodalaG/F, Golden State Warriors
Steve Kerr said that Andre Iguodala (left leg) will play in Game 3 vs. the Raptors on Wednesday after he was able to go through practice on Tuesday.
Iguodala has been dealing with a leg injury since the Rockets series but has continued to battle through it. Iggy's timely clutch 3-pointer with just seconds to go in Game 2 sealed the win for the Warriors. With Klay Thompson questionable for Game 3, the Warriors are going to need Iggy to play a key role once again.
Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter