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.
Iguodala's (calf) MRI results came back clean and he is expected to play in Sunday's Game 2 against the Raptors, Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
Iguodala left late in Game 1 due to a calf injury that he suffered following a shot. He appeared to be in significant discomfort, but he's avoided any structural damage. It's very likely he appears in Game 2.
Iguodala appeared to suffer a leg injury during Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Raptors, Ryan Wolstat of the Toronto Sun reports. He finished with six points (3-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt), six rebounds, seven assists and a block over 29 minutes.
Iguodala looked to come down with the injury in the final minutes of Game 1, and he was forced to come out of the contest as a result. He'll likely be monitored closely leading up to Game 2 on Sunday.
Iguodala (calf) has been removed from the injury report ahead of Thursday's Game 1 against the Raptors.
Iguodala was at no real risk of missing the start of the Finals, as he was previously considered probable. Over the past two rounds, he's averaged 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 31.9 minutes.
Iguodala (calf) is considered probable for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Mark Medina of The Mercury News reports.
Iguodala missed Game 4 of the Warriors' conference finals sweep due to calf tightness. While his status isn't yet guaranteed it appears he's likely to suit up once the finals begin.
Iguodala (calf) has been ruled out of Monday's Game 4 against Portland, Monte Poole of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Iguodala came into Monday listed as questionable with left calf tightness. His absence will leave a hole in the starting five, with Alfonzo McKinnie possibly replacing him after seeing an increased role in Game 3. It's unclear if Iguodala will be forced to miss any more time going forward, however the Warriors could have over a week off before Game 1 of the finals if they are able to finish off the sweep. More information on Iguodala's status should come out following Monday's game.
Iguodala (calf) is still listed as questionable for Monday's Game 4 against Portland, Mark Medina of the Mercury News reports.
Iguodala is still battling tightness in his left calf, and the Warriors will wait until after he goes through a pregame workout to issue an update. The veteran's workload has increased since entering the starting lineup to begin the Warriors' second-round series, and he'd played at least 31 minutes in seven of his last eight games prior to Saturday's Game 3, when he suffered the injury and was limited to just 18 minutes. With Iguodala hampered, Alfonzo McKinnie was the primary beneficiary, finishing with five points and nine boards in 21 minutes off the bench.
Iguodala (calf) is questionable for Monday's Game 4 against the Blazers,Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports.
An MRI on Iguodala's calf came back negative, but the Warriors will continue to keep an eye on his status as the potential series-clinching game approaches.
Iguodala exited Saturday's Game 3 win over the Trail Blazers with left calf tightness, Mark Medina of The San Jose Mercury News reports. According to Logan Murdock of The San Jose Mercury News, he will undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the severity of the injury.
Iguodala went to the locker room multiple times during Saturday's game at Portland, ultimately playing only 18 minutes. The 35-year-old battled a knee issue in the latter stages of the series win over the Rockets, but the current injury appears to be a separate concern. He should be considered questionable for Monday's Game 4 until the results of the MRI are announced.
Iguodala managed 17 points (6-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 0-2 FT), five steals, three assists, and two rebounds in 38 minutes during Friday's 118-113 victory over Houston.
Iguodala stepped up once again Friday, pouring in another 17 points including five triples. With Steph Curry struggling early, Iguodala assumed more of a scoring role, somehow helping keep the Warriors close enough to make a late run. As Curry began to find his range, Iguodala then turned his focus to the defensive end where he racked up a game-high five steals. The Warriors will now head home to face either the Nuggets or the Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals where the veteran will look to keep his strong recent form going.
Iguodala tallied 11 points, five assists, and four rebounds in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 104-99 victory over Houston.
Iguodala played 33 minutes during the Game 5 victory, ending with a serviceable line. There had been some concern over a sore knee but he was removed from the injury report prior to the morning shootaround. If Kevin Durant (calf) misses any time, Iguodala would need to take on more responsibility at both ends of the floor, likely meaning an increase to both his playing time and production.
Iguodala (knee) is no longer listed on the Warriors' injury report and should be available for Wednesday's Game 5 matchup with the Rockets.
Viewed as probable heading into the day, Iguodala apparently erased any lingering concern about his status by taking part in morning shootaround without any discomfort. Don't expect Iguodala to have any formal minutes limit as the Warriors look to break a 2-2 series tie.
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