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Monday, July 13, 2020

Andre Iguodala agrees to trade to Heat, gets $30 million contract extension

Andre Iguodala

Andre Iguodala is getting his way, and so are the Miami Heat.

Iguodala is being traded by the Memphis Grizzlies to the Heat, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Wednesday. Justise Winslow is going from Miami to Memphis as part of the trade.

The shocking part of the situation is that Woj says Iguodala has agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract extension with the Heat.

Iguodala is 36 and making $17.1 million this season. He hasn’t played for Memphis, so he will be fresh, but it’s shocking to see him get such a contract from Miami. The second season reportedly is a team option, which makes sense, because that’s a lot of money for a guy who will be 38.

Iguodala will give the Heat a strong wing defender and boost their chances of coming out of the Eastern Conference, where they’re currently fourth in the conference with a 34-15 record. Iguodala paired with Jimmy Butler is going to make Miami’s defense much tougher.

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