In a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to a deal that will send Andre Iguodala to South Bench in exchange for fifth-year point-forward, Justise Winslow on Wednesday.
In addition to the trade, the Heat and Iguodala have agreed to a two-year extension worth $30 million.
Unwilling to play for the Grizzlies, Iguodala has not played since Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals as a member of the Golden State Warriors. In an attempt to rebuild their roster, the Warriors parted way with Iguodala during the offseason after helping Golden State win three NBA titles, and receiving Finals MVP in 2015.
During the 2018-19 season, Iggy played an immense role in helping the Warriors reach their fifth consecutive Finals appearance, despite averaging a career-low 5.7 points and 3.7 rebounds across 68 regular-season games.
With the trade deadline less than a day away, the Miami Heat also have their sights set on trading for the Thunder’s forward Danilo Gallinari — who is currently averaging 19.2 points on 44.1% shooting from the field, 41.0% from 3-point range.
With the Iggy saga coming to an end after four months, the Grizzlies have added a young valuable piece in Winslow who can help increase their chancing of sneaking into the playoffs as an eight seed.
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