ReutersThe Memphis Grizzlies are looking for trade partners to deal new forward Andre Iguodala and do not intend to buy him out before the season, ESPN reported Thursday.
The Grizzlies acquired Iguodala this week in a trade with the Golden State Warriors, who were looking to shed his $17.2 million salary for the upcoming season to acquire D’Angelo Russell.
A contract buyout of Iguodala, which would allow contenders to court him, was speculated for the rebuilding Grizzlies. But the team reportedly sees the 35-year-old veteran as a way to add young players in a trade as it rebuilds its roster.
Memphis also acquired a first-round draft pick along with Iguodala as Russell went to the Warriors.