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Andre Iguodala ‘Fell Out Laughing’ Over Memphis Trade

Andre Iguodala has been given permission by the Memphis Grizzlies to stay away from the team ahead of a trade.

Andre Iguodala is due $17.2 million in the final next year of his contract, which will activate next year. According to EPSN, the Grizzlies have no intention of negotiating a contract buyout. 

As a result, the expectation is that Andre Iguodala will be traded to another team before the February 6 deadline.

“… we’re trying to figure out things on both sides,” Iguodala said on Monday. “They’re trying to figure out some things, and I’m trying to figure out some things. As of today, we’re on the same page. Camp opens the next week. We’ll see. We’re on the same page, though.”

 

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It’s noteworthy that the 35-year-old stressed that he and the Grizzlies are on the same page. It’s solid professionalism from the forward despite the fact he would rather not have moved to Memphis.

Via Monte Pool of NBC Sports Bay Area, Iguodala tells the story of how the trade came about. 

“So, I’m texting my wife, telling her I’ll probably get traded because I think it’s 100 percent sure, even though everyone else is saying, it’s only a chance. Then, once KD left, I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ll probably get traded. They’re probably going to do a sign-and-trade, so they can get something back, to at least get assets for him.’

 

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“No one was thinking that. But I was thinking they’ll want to get assets back because they can’t just let him go. And they’ll probably move me as well.

“So, she asked me where I thought I would go. I said, ‘I don’t know, I’ll probably end up in Memphis or some s–t.’ She says, ‘For real?’ I was like, ‘Maybe. But probably not. I don’t know.’

“The next day, I got the message. It was Memphis. I fell out laughing.”

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