The Memphis Grizzlies acquired forward Andre Iguodala from the Golden State Warriors via a trade according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi.
Golden State is trading Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies, league source tells ESPN. Warriors are sending a 2024 protected first-round pick in the 2024 (protected 1-4), 2025 (protected 1) and 2026 unprotected.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
The Grizzlies are also receiving a protected first-round pick in 2024, a protected 2025 first-round pick and an unprotected 2026 first round pick. The compensation of picks were added on to Iguodala so that the Grizzlies would take his salary, enabling the Warriors to complete the sign and trade for D’Angelo Russell.
Iguodala, 35, won three championships with the Warriors over the last six seasons. He is a one-time All-Star and also won the NBA Finals MVP in 2014-2015. Before his time in Golden State, Iguodala spent time with the Denver Nuggets and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Memphis has been stockpiling draft picks and had to take on Iguoudala’s contract to do so in this trade. Iguodala will still be a valuable leader in a young Memphis locker room next season.