• Dallas could offer Courtney Lee and a pair of second round picks to the Memphis Grizzlies for Andre Iguodala
  • One of the Mavs picks comes from Iguodala's former team, the Golden State Warriors
  • The Mavericks could use Iguodala to boost their NBA playoff hopes

Andre Iguodala remains in waiting as the Memphis Grizzlies continue to wait on trade offers. So far, no NBA team has made a move with most hoping the 35-year-old gets bought out. Most teams are hesitant to pull the trigger, aware that they would have to give up future assets to get the three-time NBA champion. One team that could be in play is the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks are currently 18-8, good for third place in the Western Conference. A big reason for that is Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. But like most teams, the Mavs know that they need to bulk up once the NBA playoffs come around. They could consider Iguodala and do have some future picks that the Memphis Grizzlies may find interesting.

As pointed out by Drew Shiller of ESPN, the Mavs could dangle Courtney Lee and two second-round picks to the Grizzlies. Lee owns an expiring contract, meaning Memphis could either play him through the season or waive him. The meat of the deal is the pair of second-rounders the Grizzlies would get.

As mentioned in a previous post, the Grizzlies could be forced to buy out Iguodala before the February NBA trade deadline. The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and the Houston Rockets are among the teams expected to make a go at the NBA veteran should that happen. In this scenario, the Grizzlies may end up getting nothing in return. On that note, perhaps a deal with Dallas could make sense - even if they are two second-round picks.

Ironically, one of those picks the Grizzlies could get is from Iguodala's former team - the Golden State Warriors. It was part of the Andrew Bogut deal back in 2016. And at the rate the Warriors are losing, that pick could become valuable. If they end up with the worst record this season, the Mavs could have the 31st overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft. The lowest it would fall is 35.

For the Mavs, Iguodala may end up being a short-time acquisition that could help their NBA playoff run. It may be a short tenure but a wise investment if Dallas intends to go deep in the postseason wars.

Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors speaks to the media during the 2018 NBA Finals Media Day at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, May 30, 2018. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images