Still making news in the NBA despite not playing this season has been former Wildcat and league standout, Andre Iguodala.
If you haven’t heard much from former Wildcat Andre Iguodala, it’s for good reason. The former Wildcats and 2015 Finals MVP has battling, rehabbing back from an injury he sustained last May.
Additionally, if you haven’t paid much attention, Iggy also was traded by the Golden State Warriors to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he has yet to play in a single game.
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Well on Monday, it seemed a few current Grizzly players voiced the frustration with Iggy, especially as the former Wildcat had expressed his desire to be traded, or have the organization risk him not playing for the entire 2019-20 season.
Not taking to those comments kindly, current Memphis stars Ja Morant and Dillon Brooks took to social media and the media, making comments like; “A guy that’s on our team that 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” Brooks said. Andre is a “great player,” he said. “I feel like he’s doing the right thing for his career, but we don’t really care.”
Rookie sensation Morant then took to social media, iterating the desire to trade Iggy.
With the opinions of both Brooks and Morant coming to light, their comments have seemingly started an internet debate and feud, drawing the opinions of other players around the league, most coming to the defense of Andre. One of those players being former teammate, Steph Curry.
Either way, it seems like Andre is rightful is his demand to be traded and can certainly choose not to play with Memphis, since he didn’t get much say in the trade.
As it stands, Andre is 36 years old, he doesn’t have much time left in the league and if the three-time champion and former finals MVP wants to go to a contender, he should be given that option.
This point was intimated very clearly by former NBA player and current college basketball analyst, Jay Williams.
At Zona Zealots, we would love to see Andre suit up again and soon and hope that his return to the hardwood comes sooner than later. As always, Bear Down, Arizona!