Report: Andre Iguodala extension details with Heat, revealed
Additional information is beginning to trickle down with regards to Iguodala’s deal. He agreed to a two-year, $30 million extension with Miami, according to initial reports. Now, however, ESPN’s Zach Lowe is reporting that there is an addendum in the deal.
According to Lowe, Iguodala’s new extension will hold a 7.5 percent trade kicker:
Adds up to $1.125M in the event of a trade, to what I imagine is a pair of $15.0M salaries with a team option on the second season. https://t.co/z0tlCkUEDK
— Albert Nahmad (@AlbertNahmad) February 7, 2020
This is something that doesn’t matter now, but could come into play later if things don’t work out in Miami.
Iggy has not played a single game this season, as he was awaiting a buyout or trade from the Grizzles. Now, though, he’ll have a chance to play on a contending team.
Iguodala’s new teammate, Jimmy Butler, seems to be happy about the trade, noting that the Heat are “ready to go to war” with their new players:
Jimmy Butler after Heat’s trade deadline push: “We’re ready to go to war. We know we can compete with the best of them.” pic.twitter.com/2N4uO5JwpE
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 6, 2020
Iguodala, now 36 years of age, made 68 appearances with the Warriors during the 2018-19 campaign (13 starts), racking up averages of 5.7 points on 50.0 percent shooting from the field (33.3 percent from beyond the arc), 3.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and just under one steal (0.9) in 23.2 minutes per outing.
The Heat will be back in action on Friday night, when they’ll face off against the Sacramento Kings. Tip-off inside the Golden 1 Center is set for 10:00 p.m. ET.