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Report: Grizzlies ‘convinced’ they will find trade partner for Andre Iguodala ahead of deadline

Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

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.