Warriors intend to trade Iguodala to the Grizzlies

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Golden State Warriors will free up cap space by trading Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis will eat his contract with their cap space.

By doing this, the Grizzlies are also receiving a first-round draft pick from the Warriors. The draft pick is 1-4 protected during the 2024 NBA draft.

Former Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala attempts to dunk the ball against the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals
Andre Iguodala attempts to dunk the ball against the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals (Getty Images)

The protection is No. 1 on the pick in the 2025 draft. And if it is not conveyed by then, it’ll be unprotected during the 2026 NBA Draft.

The 35-year-old will make $17.1 million in the final year of his contract. While he has been moved to Memphis, they could move him at a later date, or even buy out his contract.

If they do move him — or even buy out his contract — look for the Los Angeles Lakers to be in the mix. Iguodala is a former Rob Pelinka client.

Pelinka is the Lakers GM. Los Angeles could potentially work a deal for Iguodala once this deal with Memphis is agreed upon on July 6th.

With this move, Iguodala will be moving onto his fourth team in his career. He spent the last six seasons with the Warriors.

He also played for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets for one season. Iguodala spent the first eight years of his career with the 76ers.

This past season, Iggy appeared in 68 games, including 13 starts. He averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 23.2 minutes per game.

During his entire with the Warriors, he averaged less than 10 points per game. The last-time he averaged more than 10 points per game was when he averaged 13.0 points per game with the Nuggets during the 2012-13 season.

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