Andre Iguodala says he has 2-3 years left in the NBA
Memphis Grizzlies small forward Andre Iguodala says he has 2-3 years left in the NBA.
Iguodala is owed $17.2 million this season, the final year of his contract. The 2015 Finals MVP isn’t expected to play a single game for the Grizzlies, who are rebuilding the franchise around point guard Ja Morant and big man Jaren Jackson Jr.
Memphis and Iguodala reached an agreement to keep him out of training camp and preseason play:
Andre Iguodala says he can play as long as Vince Carter but plans to only play 2-3 more years. pic.twitter.com/R2QSn1ZJTU
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) October 17, 2019
Last season for the Golden State Warriors, Iguodala averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists while shooting 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 per game in the 2019 playoffs, where the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Finals in six games.
Golden State had to trade Iggy to the Grizzlies in order to acquire All-Star point guard D’Angelo Russell on a max contract. The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are the supposed favorites if the veteran is bought out by Memphis, but there’s nothing imminent at this time. The Grizzlies would likely still prefer to get something back in a trade.
Iguodala has career averages of 12.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 1,108 games with the Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets and Warriors.