Iguodala amassed just one point (0-2 FG, 1-2 FT), two assists, two blocks and one rebound in 19 minutes during Sunday's 100-89 victory over Washington.
Iguodala's real-life value far outweighs his overall fantasy appeal and this was on full display Sunday. He typically provides excellent defense and should serve as a vital cog in the Heat's title aspirations. Unfortunately, that does not often translate into fantasy value and he should be left for those in deeper formats.
Iguodala recorded three points (1-5 FG, 1-1 3Pt), four assists, four blocks and three rebounds during Monday's 125-119 loss to the Cavaliers.
While Iguodala couldn't find his shot, he made a defensive impact, tying his career-high four blocks. Since joining the Heat, he's averaging 4.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.2 blocks in 20.3 minutes. He might occasionally pay off as a flyer in DFS, but he isn't providing much value for standard season-long fantasy leagues.
Iguodala registered two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 23 minutes Sunday in the Heat's 115-109 loss to the Trail Blazers.
The 36-year-old was back in action for the first time in eight months and made an impact across the box score in his Heat debut, though he didn't stand out in any one area. The veteran swingman could see a slight uptick in minutes in future games once he regains some conditioning, but his fantasy upside will be fairly limited when the Heat are at full strength. The Heat were without Jimmy Butler (shoulder) and Tyler Herro (foot) on Sunday but could have both players back for Monday's showdown with the Warriors.
Coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed Iguodala will be available for Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Considering that Iguodala had sat out all season before the Grizzlies dealt him to the Heat a few days ago, expect the 36-year-old to be eased into Miami's rotation in his 2019-20 debut. As part of their acquisition of Iguodala, Miami immediately inked him to a two-year contract extension, so it's clear that the organization plans on having the veteran fill a key role, likely as a member of the second unit. Even at his advanced age, Iguodala is regarded as a strong defender that can guard four positions, but his typically low usage rate makes him more valuable in real life than in fantasy basketball.
Iguodala (not injury related) is expected to be available but it's not clear if he will play Sunday against the Trail Blazers, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
Iguodala is likely to suit up, but coach Erik Spoelstra is "still workout out what the rotations will look like," so it's possible he doesn't take the court. More information may arrive following the team's morning shootaround or pregame activities.
Iguodala, who was officially dealt to the Heat on Thursday as part of a three-team, seven-player deal, said he plans to take a physical Friday and will need "a couple of days" before he's ready to make his 2019-20 debut, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Miami first struck an agreement with the Grizzlies on a deal for Iguodala on Wednesday, but the trade wasn't finalized until shortly before Thursday's deadline. According to Wojnarowski, Iguodala, Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder will head to Miami, Dion Waiters, Justise Winslow and Gorgui Dieng were sent to Memphis and James Johnson will be dealt to Minnesota. As part of the deal, Iguodala agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract extension with Miami, though the Heat will hold a team option for the 2021-22 season. Since Iguodala never reported to the Grizzlies after being acquired from Golden State in the summer, he'll need some additional time to ramp up. Once he's ready to play -- perhaps as soon as Sunday's game in Portland -- Iguodala should slot into coach Erik Spoelstra's rotation, though the 36-year-old will likely struggle to see enough minutes or usage to be relevant outside of 14-team fantasy leagues or deeper.
Iguodala was traded from the Grizzlies to the Heat on Wednesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Iguodala agreed to a two-year, $30 million extension with Miami following the deal.
Memphis' full return is not yet known, though it includes Justise Winslow (back), per Wojnarowski. Iguodala has finally found a new home after sitting out the first half of the season while awaiting a trade. The veteran should play a vital role for the Heat down the stretch. While Iguodala hasn't yet played this season, he appeared in 68 games for the Warriors in 2018-19, posting averages of 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists across 23.2 minutes.
Iguodala is prepared to sit out the remainder of the 2019-20 season if the Grizzlies are unable to deal him to one of his agreed-upon teams by the trade deadline, David Aldridge of The Athletic reports.
Iguodala has yet to play this season, and while Memphis has reportedly been actively shopping the veteran forward, a deal has yet to get done with only a few days remaining before the deadline. He'll continue to sit out until the Grizzlies can find an acceptable trade partner.
The Grizzlies continue to engage with other teams about Iguodala's availability and are "certain" that they'll be able to move him ahead of the Feb. 6 trade deadline, Omari Sankofa II of The Athletic reports.
Iguodala has essentially been on the trade block since the Grizzlies acquired him from the Warriors in July in what amounted to a salary dump as Golden State looked to clear cap space for D'Angelo Russell. Though the 35-year-old Iguodala isn't a fit on a rebuilding Memphis squad, the Grizzlies have been content to hold him with the hope of netting a future first-round pick or a promising young asset in return. Iguodala, who has remained away from the Grizzlies all season, could be a potential fit for the Rockets, Clippers or Lakers.
Iguodala has not joined the team, as expected, and remains without a destination heading into November.
Iguodala was traded to the Grizzlies over the summer but elected not to report to training camp. There is no interest in playing from either side but it appears as though the Grizzlies would prefer to trade him as opposed to buying him out. Until they find a team that is even moderately interested, Iguodala can safely remain on all waivers.
Iguodala will remain away from the team while the Grizzlies continue to search for a suitor, ESPN reports.
This agreement is mutual, as Memphis doesn't expect Iguodala to be a part of the team this season. "We're trying to figure out things on both sides," stated Iguodala. "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."
Both the Rockets and Clippers have demonstrated interest in trading for Iguodala, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
While the veteran is currently a member of the Grizzlies, the expectation is that he'll be moved -- likely to a contender -- before the start of next season. Both the Clippers and Rockets would make sense for Iguodala, but it's unclear how steep of a price Memphis will demand in exchange for his services. The Grizzlies are believed to be pursuing a future first-round pick, as well as the requisite salary matching, but if no deal is struck in the coming weeks, Charania notes that Memphis could simply opt to "do well by Iguodala" and buy him out, which would enable him to sign with a contender -- likely at a discount.
The Grizzlies don't plan to grant Iguodala a buyout prior to the 2019-20 season and are instead working to trade the veteran swingman, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
With a number of playoff-aspiring clubs clamoring for Iguodala's services, the Grizzlies are apparently motivated to explore his market to see if they can get back an asset in return rather than simply letting him walk for free. Iguodala is due $17.19 million in 2019-20, a fairly steep price for a cap-challenged club to pay for someone who projects as a role player -- albeit a quality one -- at this stage of his career. In order to facilitate any potential deal, the Grizzlies may need to cover some of the cost.
Iguodala, whom the Grizzlies acquired from the Warriors on Sunday, could be bought out by Memphis, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
The Grizzlies didn't proactively trade for Iguodala; instead, Memphis made the deal to pick up a 2024 protected first-round pick while the Warriors looked to shed salary to afford free-agent pickup D'Angelo Russell. With that in mind, the veteran doesn't project as an ideal fit for a rebuilding club that could re-sign restricted free agent Delon Wright and already has fellow wing Kyle Anderson (shoulder) under contract for the next three seasons. According to MacMahon, the Rockets are one of several teams who have expressed interest in signing Iguodala -- who is owed $17.19 million for the upcoming season -- on a cheaper deal.
Iguodala was traded from the Warriors to the Grizzlies in exchange for a 2024 protected first-round pick, a 2025 protected first-round pick and a 2026 unprotected pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
After the Warriors agreed to a sign-and-trade for D'Angelo Russell, they've elected to move Iguodala as a way to clear up some cap space. Iguodala has been a valuable piece of the puzzle for Golden State over the years, especially in the playoffs, but he'll move on to an up-and-coming Memphis squad.
Iguodala totaled 22 points (9-15 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-5 FT), two assists, two rebounds and a block over 32 minutes in the Warriors' loss to the Raptors on Thursday.
Iguodala delivered his best scoring night of the 2019 playoffs in Thursday's loss, and his 22 points were his second highest total of the entire season. He drained three three-pointers and shot 60.0 percent from the floor. but his production was not enough to stave off the Raptors. Iguodala will likely return to the Warriors in 2019 for what could very well be his last season.
Iguodala turned in five points (2-7 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three assists, one rebound, four blocks and one steal across 30 minutes in the Warriors' 106-105 win over the Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday.
As evidenced by his stat line, Iguodala's biggest contributions came on the defensive end, with his four blocks serving as a postseason high. The veteran wing has been unsurprisingly quiet on the scoring front during the series, although he does have one double-digit point tally (Game 3) and a critical three-pointer in Game 2 that helped clinch what had been the Warriors' only win of the series until Monday. Iguodala will look to continue serving in his complementary capacity during Thursday's crucial Game 6 at Oracle Arena.
Iguodala managed 11 points (4-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and one steal across 31 minutes during the Warriors' 123-109 loss to the Raptors in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Wednesday.
Iguodala was one of only three Warriors to hit double digits in the scoring column, but his efforts weren't nearly enough to offer sufficient support to Stephen Curry in the absence of both Klay Thompson (hamstring) and Kevin Durant (calf). Iguodala has been mediocre-to-serviceable on the offensive end since Durant went down in Game 5 of the conference semifinals against the Rockets, but his elite defensive skills and contributions on both the glass and as a facilitator have made him a valuable all-around asset. With the possibility that both Thompson and Durant return for Friday's Game 4, Iguodala could find himself back on the second unit, where he should still enjoy a solid allotment of minutes.
Iguodala totaled eight points (3-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight rebounds, six assists one steal and a block across 28 minutes in the Warriors' win over the Raptors on Sunday.
Despite dealing with a calf issue, Iguodala took the court on Sunday and contributed effectively in 28 minutes of play. He produced a well-rounded stat line that included valuable production across multiple categories. His biggest moment, however, came in the waning seconds of the game. With Golden State up 106-104 and the shot clock winding down, Iguodala drained a wide-open three pointer that proved to be the dagger in the win.
Iguodala (calf) confirmed that he will play in Sunday's Game 2 matchup with the Raptors, Steven Loung of Sportsnet reports.
No surprise here, as MRI results came back clean following Game 1, and Iguodala was considered probable heading into the game. Barring any setbacks, he looks on track to take on his expected workload.
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