KEY POINTS

  • Andre Iguodala reached a mutual agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies that he will sit out the season prior a trade
  • Andre Iguodala responds to the young core of the Memphis Grizzlies regarding their thoughts on him sitting out
  • Andre Iguodala was part of a trade that sent him to the Miami Heat

Andre Iguodala’s trade situation has been eventful for the Memphis Grizzlies. The former finals MVP was a piece acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies in the offseason. He was, however, unable to suit up for the team as the organization reached a mutual agreement that Andre Iguodala will be traded eventually. For the time being, he spent the first half of the season training away from the team.

As the trade deadline approached nearer, the young core of the Memphis Grizzlies spoke about their thoughts on the veteran sitting out. Dillon Brooks was the first to publicly talk about this with him saying he can’t wait for the team to trade Andre Iguodala. "A guy that's on our team but doesn't wanna be on our team. I can't wait until we find a way to trade him so we can play him and show him what really Memphis is about," Dillon said

Star rookie Ja Morant then retweeted Dillon Brooks quote in agreement.

As Ja Morant was just defending his team, this ensued a little online back and forth interaction with two-time MVP Stephen Curry.

The two, however, are currently in good terms and have mutual respect for each other.

Much can be said for Andre Iguodala as he recently shared that he’s happy for the young Memphis Grizzlies players. “I love all those guys, I’ve been watching them play, Dillon’s been playing really well this year and Ja’s rookie of the year: A phenomenal talent.”

He then proceeded by sharing advice to Dillon Brooks with the new contract that he received. “Save your money young fella. Take care of your chicken and your mentals,” said the former All-Star.

Andre Iguodala is now playing for the Miami Heat, as he was part of the package that included players such as Justise Winslow and Jae Crowder in the mix. While Andre Iguodala isn’t known to be a high-volume scorer, he brings a lot more to the team with his leadership and defense. He is a three-time NBA champion and won the Finals MVP award during the Golden State Warriors’ 2015 title run.