The Memphis Grizzlies’ front office made a surprising blockbuster deal with the Heat, picked up Gorgui Dieng from Minnesota, and solidified themselves as a playoff team all on NBA trade deadline day.
After months and months of speculation, Andre Iguodala is now willing to play basketball again. The leading reason being his new two-year, $30 million contract he just agreed to with Miami after refusing to be paid $17 million a year to play for the Grizzlies.
On deadline day, Memphis swapped Iggy, Solomon Hill, and Jay Crowder for Justice Winslow, Dion Waiters, and James Johnson.
Then, just before the cutoff time, the Grizz front office used Johnson to acquire Gorgui Dieng from the Timberwolves, adding another veteran big man to play in the four or five spot alongside Jonas Valanciunas.
Let’s take a closer look at the three guys Memphis added to the roster.