The NBA trade deadline day saw three-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala complete a sensational trade from Memphis Grizzlies to Miami Heat. Heat officially announced acquiring of Andre Iguodala, Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill from Grizzlies in a three-team deal also involving the Minnesota Timberwolves. Heat parted with Justise Winslow, James Johnson and Dion Waiters in the trade deal.
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
Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler expressed his delight with the move stating Andre Iguodala would improve the Heat locker room significantly. Butler spoke highly of the veteran stating 'there’s nothing he cannot do'. Iguodala, who won the NBA Finals MVP in 2015, will bring the winning mentality to Miami, according to Butler.
“We’re ready to go to war. We know we can compete with the best of them. When I get to learn from him, when everyone gets to learn from him, that winning level, that meter, is going up in everyone’s mind.” - Jimmy Butler on Andre Iguodala
Andre Iguodala moved to Memphis after spending six successful seasons with Golden State Warriors. However, the 36-year-old largely struggled with the Grizzlies. Iguodala, who has a career average of 19.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.8 assists is expected to bolster Heat's options off the bench.
Miami HEAT President Pat Riley: “Today is a very good day because we think the acquisition of Andre, Jae and Solomon will help us with our versatility and create a more balanced roster."— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 7, 2020
LeBron on MIA trading for @andre: "I saw it and I was like, 'OK.' I think it makes them a better team because of his championship DNA, you add that to that championship culture down there. So it helps them right away ... I know that 'Dre is happy to be suiting it back up"— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) February 6, 2020
Meanwhile, Jimmy Butler, who joined Miami in the offseason has helped his side to fourth in the Eastern Conference with a 34-16 (win-loss) record. Heat will play Sacramento Kings next on Friday night (Saturday IST).