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The Memphis Grizzlies haven’t given up on the idea of engineering a trade of Andre Iguodala and reportedly are convinced they’ll find a trade partner.

Marc Stein of the New York Times shared Friday that the Mavericks, who’ve been linked to Iguodala, are not “actively pursuing” a trade for the veteran. However, he did write that the Grizzlies “remain convinced they can find a trade partner for Iguodala and his $17.2 million salary before the Feb. 6 trade deadline.”

Additionally, Stein noted that teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets “stubbornly retain hope that the former Warriors defensive ace becomes a buyout candidate.”

Iguodala was surprisingly traded from Golden State to Memphis in July. To this point, Iguodala has not played a single game for the Grizzlies, and he absolutely wants out of Memphis.

At this point, it’s a waiting game. Teams that are interested in potentially acquiring the savvy veteran are simply waiting Memphis out at this point.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.