Andre Iguodala: I never told the Grizzlies I didn’t want to be there

Newly minted Miami Heat Forward Andre Iguodala has cleared the air in regards to his short tenure with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Iguodala was castigated by former teammates Dillon Brooks and rookie sensation Ja Morant for refusing to play with the Grizzlies, because he reportedly preferred to play with a serious contender for his remaining years in the league. Coming off of the heels of being recognized as the perceived villain in Memphis, Iggy cleared his name with The Athletic.

“It was brought to me, you understand what I’m saying? It was brought to me. The (Warriors) trade happens, and it’s brought to me, (and he’s told), “Hey, we know you’re coming from this situation and, you know, it may not be ideal for you…”

Whose voice is this?

Not mine.

Their side?

Not mine. It was never — like I never approached anyone to say, “Hey, this is not somewhere that I want to be, and I’m not going to show up.” That never occurred. But that’s never going to get put out there because, you know…”

Iggy agreed to a two-year, $30 million extension, so all things considered, I think Iggy came out on top if you factor weather and lifestyle in South Beach. Unfortunately for us fans, we will have to wait until next season to see the Miami Heat square off against Morant’s Grizzlies.