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Report: Grizzlies’ fallback option for Andre Iguodala trade is Mavs’ offer of Courtney Lee, picks

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With the NBA trade deadline coming up, the Memphis Grizzlies remain confident they will get value by flipping small forward Andre Iguodala.

According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, some executives around the league suspect that the Grizzlies’ fallback option is a Dallas Mavericks offer of Courtney Lee and the Golden State Warriors’ surprisingly high second-rounder:

The Andre Iguodala sweepstakes have been a source of major intrigue since the summer. Memphis Grizzlies sources are quite confident that they will get value by flipping Iguodala, whom they’ve allowed to train on his own until they determine his next destination. Some executives around the league suspect that Memphis’ fallback option is a Mavericks offer of Courtney Lee and the Warriors’ surprisingly high second-rounder, though Dallas sources have done their best to refute that.

Last season for the Warriors, Iguodala averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game. He shot 50.0 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 58.2 percent from the free-throw line.

The 35-year-old swingman put up 9.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the 2019 playoffs, where the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals in six games.

The Grizzlies won’t buy out Iguodala, who is owed $17.2 million this season, the final year of his contract. The 2015 Finals MVP won’t play a single game for the Grizzlies, as he waits to see which team will trade for him.

As for the on-court action, the Grizzlies are set for a matchup with the New York Knicks on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.