Iguodala and Memphis mutually agreed he would not report to the Grizzlies while the team tried to find a trade partner. The 36-year-old has yet to play after being traded by Golden State to the Grizzlies last summer.
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) February 4, 2020
Over the summer, the Golden State Warriors traded Andre Iguodala and a first round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies in a necessary salary dump to make room for D’Angelo Russell. Russell is a young All-Star who at this point in his career is astronomically better than Iguodala, as are most players in the NBA right now.
The Grizzlies promised to move Iguodala to a contending team but they wouldn’t give him up for free. For whatever reason, he is an asset to playoff teams so Memphis wants more draft picks as opposed to just buying him out and allowing him to sign wherever.
The 2020 Trade Deadline is approaching and the Memphis Grizzlies can no lie about attempting to move him and now Andre Iguodala is saying he will sit out the remainder of the season if he isn’t moved.
The problem with this bullshit is that Iguodala wants to play for a playoff contender and if the playoffs were to begin today, the Memphis Grizzlies would be the 8th seed battling for a championship while Iguodala sits at home shaking his head with his arms folded.
As you notice, the Grizzlies didn’t need a single minute of Iguodala in order to reach the 8th seed. No team needs Iguodala because he stinks at basketball.
Why are we acting like it’s still 2016? In what universe is a 36-year old who hasn’t played in 10 months suddenly a valuable playoff piece? At least when the Blazers signed Carmelo Anthony a month ago, he came with an elite skill: shooting.
What is Andre Iguodala’s elite skill? Defense? At this point, teams are better off acquiring Al-Farouq Aminu or Mo Harkless at this point. It’d be cheaper with far better results on the court.
Am I the only one who remembers the Western Conference Finals last season when the Houston Rockets sunk into the paint every time Andre Iguodala had the ball on the perimeter just begging him to brick it against the backboard?
Never a good sign when the other team is boxing out for a rebound before you even shoot the ball.
What team would give up assets for an aging role player that will only take minutes away from someone who is more athletic and has played in the system all season long?
I’m asking a lot of questions that I hope you already know the answer to. Pretty much everyone knows the answer to except Iggy.
Also hammering home the point that Iguodala sucks because he’s said that he doesn’t want his daughter to play basketball because he doesn’t want her to become a lesbian so fuck this ignorant overrated cornball.
Memphis should keep him under contract forever. If JR Smith was sent home for throwing some soup at a coach, Andre Iguodala should be kept home because he’s a BUM.
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