Heat acquire Andre Iguodala, sign him to $30 million extension

Golden State Warriors rumors: Andre Iguodala trade exception
Jun 13, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) celebrates with forward Draymond Green (23) during the first quarter against the Toronto Raptors in game six of the 2019 NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The surprising Miami Heat have taken another step in an attempt to contend for an NBA Finals appearance.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Miami has acquired former NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala from the Memphis Grizzlies. The team then signed Iggy to a two-year, $30 million extension.

Iggy was originally traded by the Golden State Warriors to Memphis during the summer as a way to make room for D’Angelo Russell. He decided to sit out the season in hopes of landing elsewhere outside of Memphis.

Drama has been the name of the game between Iguodala and the Grizzlies over the past several days. He’s now headed to South Beach on the eve of the NBA trade deadline.

The former first-round pick averaged 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists on 50% shooting from the field for the Warriors last season. He remains one of the best perimeter defenders in the Association.

It’s not yet known what Memphis has received in exchange for the veteran forward.