With 32 games to go in 2019-20, the Memphis Grizzlies have astounded many by staying in the thick of the Western Conference playoff chase. They’ve done this through the plays of rookie Ja Morant and youngsters such as Jaren Jackson Jr., Dillon Brooks, and others.
After the Grizzlies victory in Detroit last night, Brooks stated that he can’t wait for the team to part ways with a veteran, forward Andre Iguodala.
Iguodala wants a new home with a contending team, but if Memphis is unable to reach a trade that meets his standards, then, the former Finals MVP is reportedly willing to sit out for the rest of the season. “The first time I have seen him was on TV talking about us,” Brooks said, per Mark Giannotto of the Memphis Commercial Appeal. He then continued by saying, “it doesn’t even matter. Andre Iguodala is a great player. I feel like he’s doing the right thing for his career, but we don’t really care.”
“It’s not a distraction at all,” he continued. “I laugh at that type of stuff. A guy that’s on our team doesn’t want to be on our team. I can’t wait till we find a way to trade him so we can play him and show him what really Memphis is about.”