Along with the trade, the Heat also gave Iguodala a two-year contract extension that is worth $30 million, keeping him around in South Beach for a team that is young enough to be a mainstay in the Eastern Conference. The Heat sent over a package that includes Justise Winslow back to Memphis, but the trade may not be officially complete. As of Wednesday night, the Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder were reportedly working on a three-team trade that would also see Danilo Gallinari land in Miami. The teams have until Thursday's Trade Deadline, which is at 3:00pm EST. to make that happen.
This trade comes just days after Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks urged the Grizzlies to deal away Iguodala if he didn't want to be there, although, the newest member of the Heat did admit that he would need "a couple days" before he's ready to play. The deal is still pending a physical, and of course, the rest of the pieces if there will be more. The 36-year-old was traded to the Grizzlies with Golden State reshaping their roster and Iguodala making $17.2 million this season. He was the Warriors' sixth man last season, averaging 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 3.2 assists per game for the Western Conference Champions. He was a consistent piece of the Warriors' three recent championships, coming up big with 9.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in the playoffs. The former Philadelphia 76ers swingman has a career 12.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists per game over 15 NBA seasons.
In another minor trade, the Sacramento Kings were able to grant Dewayne Dedmon his wish of a trade by sending the big man back to a familiar spot for him, The Kings dealt Dedmon to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for a couple of big men in Alex Len and Jabari Parker. This move comes after the Hawks filled up their paint presence by acquiring Clint Capela in a three-team trade on Tuesday, a deal that also saw them get veteran Nene. The Kings also sent 2020 and 2021 second-round picks to Atlanta to complete the trade. The 31-year-old Dedmon is averaging 5.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in a frustrating season for him. Meanwhile, the Kings add the 24-year-old Parker, who is at 15 point and six rebounds per game in his sixth NBA season, and the 26-year-old Len, who has posted 8.7 points and 5.8 rebounds over 40 games this season.