While the Memphis Grizzlies continue trying to find trade partners for Andre Iguodala ahead of Thursday’s deadline, their players have started to show their disagreement with this situation, sending messages to the veteran player.
One of those was Ja Morant, who dedicated a series of tweets to Iggy. Moreover, Dillon Brooks did the same, expressing he “can’t wait” until the organization trades away Iguodala, who has been a no-show this season.
Dillon Brooks on Andre Iguodala: “I cant wait til we find a way to trade him so we can play him and show him really what Memphis is about.”
— Mark Giannotto (@mgiannotto) February 4, 2020
“I can’t wait till we find a way to trade him so we can play him and show him really what Memphis is about,” Brooks said.
Morant backed up that sentiment, as well as De’Anthony Melton, showing that Grizzlies have had enough of this.
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) February 4, 2020
— De’Anthony Melton (@DeAnthonyMelton) February 4, 2020
“First time I seen him was on TV talking about us,” Brooks began. “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 til we find a way to trade him so we can play him and show him what really Memphis is about.”
[Jae] Crowder embraced a leadership role with these young Grizzlies, well aware he might be traded this week. It’s to the point now that this group of 20-somethings is openly campaigning for Crowder to remain in Memphis.
“They have my back, obviously, but I’m just trying to let them know it’s a business,” Crowder said. “Don’t get too caught up in everything. This whole league is a business. Whatever happens, I hope it’s beneficial to both sides.”
It remains to be seen if Memphis can find a good deal for Iggy, who is starting to create troubles at the FedExForum without even having played a game.