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Just minutes after acquiring All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell, the Golden State Warriors traded All-Star forward Andre Iguodala to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday night in another blockbuster deal.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Golden State is sending Iguodala to Memphis in addition to a 2024 first-round pick with top-four protection, a 2025 first-round pick that is top-one protected and its 2026 unprotected first-round pick.

Golden State needed to clear cap room after acquiring Russel in a sign-and-trade deal that landed him a four-year, $117 million contract. As a result of the sign-and-trade, Golden State closely approached the NBA’s hard cap with All-Star Drayman Green still due for an extension.

According to 247 Sports’ Mike Fisher, the Warriors created an additional $22.2 million in cap room by trading Iguodala.

While Iguodala’s long-term future with the Grizzlies, the team was able to use its cap space to add more draft capital to strengthen its future.

Matt Johnson
Writer at Sportsnaut. Journalism student at San Diego State University. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection