Skip to main content

"We will trade him [Iguodala], period"

Andre-Igoudala

The moment he got traded to Memphis, Andre Igoudala became the most coveted trade in the NBA. With such balance in the ring chase, he can provide the crucial 15-20 minutes on the wing that could be the difference between winning and losing. Two teams immediately came to the top of the speculation ring - Clippers and Lakers.

It's not shocking Igoudala wants to be playing for a contender, and being in LA doesn't hurt at all. Both teams don't have much to trade, thanks to their Anthony Davis and Paul George trades, and they had hoped the Grizzlies would buy Igoudala out. Memphis has been clear from the start; they have no such intentions. A lot of teams thought it was just game theory, predicting he would be bought out in the end. But, a third suitor appeared, and it seems if anyone wants Andre, they will have to trade for him.

"We will trade him, period. We've gone far enough into the structure of deals with more than one team to say that [confidently]."

Grizzlies executive to Eric Pincus, BR

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

As reported by Mark Stein, the Mavericks were in contact with the Grizzlies and talked trade packages for Igoudala. They recently stated they are currently not actively pursuing a trade for him. The sentiment around the league is Dallas is posturing to lower the asking price, mainly the Warriors 2020 second-round pick they got in the Bogut trade in 2016. With Warriors playing so poorly, that pick could end up being the first pick of the second round, and the Mavs are not inclined to include it in the trade. Still, the Grizzlies remain confident in trading Andre, and LA teams will need to step up to get him.

A lot can change between now and the trade deadline in February. Contenders will work around the fringes, as no star players are likely to change teams. Keep in mind most organizations don't want to take on significant 2021 salary when free agency has a lot more big names available to sign.

Allen Iverson created his own path to the NBA that many players after him have looked to follow

'I'm a Sixer for life' - Allen Iverson doesn't understand why the Sixers won't consider giving him a role in the organization

Allen Iverson wanted to help the Sixers but is wondering why nothing has materialized yet to this day.

Kareem-Abdul-Jabbar

“It's not a hard shot to learn” — Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explains why no player in NBA history has perfected the skyhook

It might not have been passed to one generation after another, but that proves that only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar perfected one of the most iconic signature moves in the history of the sport.

North Carolina Tar Heels former guard Michael Jordan and former head coach Dean Smith

“It was Coach [Dean] Smith's call” — Michael Jordan opens up about what convinced him to declare for the NBA Draft

Michael Jordan's college coach Dean Smith was the one who pushed him to forego his senior year in North Carolina.

Los Angeles Lakers center Vlade Divac

“He enjoyed smoking cigarettes more than shooting free throws in practice” — Vlade Divac was called out for his smoking addiction during his time with the Los Angeles Lakers

While Divac's smoking addiction might've earned him a spot on the Lakers roster, it also certainly rubbed his teammates the wrong way.

Washington Wizards guard Michael Jordan

“One of the bad decisions I made was to go back and play” — Michael Jordan on why he regrets coming back to play for the Washington Wizards

MJ thought he was ”being innovative in my job by going down and evaluating the talent firsthand.” It was the exact opposite.

Matt Barnes on the Ime Udoka suspension - “This situation in Boston is deep, messy and 100 times uglier than any of us thought”

Matt Barnes on the Ime Udoka suspension -“This situation in Boston is deep, messy and 100 times uglier than any of us thought”

Barnes said he got the full scoop of the Udoka situation. and says that the story is deeper and uglier than he was made to believe, although he wouldn't divulge the details of the story