The last 48 plus hours have been super busy for the Memphis Grizzlies front office as the NBA Trade Deadline approached. This morning, it was announced that the Grizzlies finalized a deal with the Miami Heat.
Memphis has agreed to a deal to send Andre Iguodala to Miami, league source tells ESPN. Iguodala agreed to trade and has agreed to a two-year, $30M extension with Miami.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
It was announced that the Grizzlies finalized a deal to send Andre Iguodala to South Beach Wednesday night. Following the breaking news, it was also announced that Miami had signed Iguodala to a two-year, 30 million-dollar extension with a team option in his second year.
One name that was set in stone was Justise Winslow, the 10th pick in the 2015 NBA draft of the Miami Heat. Winslow, only 23 years old, seemed to start budding as a young piece with the Heat. Now, it will be with the Grizzlies, and Winslow seems excited as he took to social last night before the full trade broke.
With little to no Intel on who, and where the Grizzlies would be getting their return from, it was announced before Memphis and the Dallas Mavericks tipped last night, that Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder had left the warmup lines for the locker rooms, and likely their last appearance in Beale Street Blue.
Those reports were confirmed by Shams Charania of The Athletic on Thursday morning, as he announced that Crowder and Hill were heading to Miami.
It was announced that the Grizzlies would be receiving Dion Waiters and James Johnson from the Heat as part of this deal. It was later announced that by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that there would be no draft picks in the deal, just the players.
Miami has agreed to trade Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters and James Johnson to Memphis for Andre Iguodala, Solomon Hill and Jae Crowder, league sources tell ESPN. No picks in the deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 6, 2020
James Johnson, who played for the Grizzlies during the 2013-14 season will be making his return to Memphis. Johnson is on the books for this season, and then holds a 16 million dollar player option for next season.
For Waiters, it seems like a chance to revive his NBA career, as he is was battling to get onto the court in Miami due to off the court issues. Waiters is on the books for 12 million dollars next season. It is not clear how Waiters and the Grizzlies plan to attack his contract.
There are still a few hours before the 3:00 P.M ET trade deadline, but it seems the main pieces in the Grizzlies deals have been dealt. Keep up with all of your Grizzlies trade deadline news with Grizzly Bear Blues.