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The Grizzlies Are Completely Screwing Andre Iguodala Over by Denying Buyout Request

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13:  Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors is defended by Pascal Siakam #43 of the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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The Memphis Grizzlies really aren't doing Andre Iguodala and NBA fans any favors with their latest actions.

After being traded to the Grizzlies from the Golden State Warriors in a move to clear up cap space for the D'Angelo Russell trade, Iguodala was expected to reach a buyout with the Grizz so he could sign elsewhere and not rot in Memphis.

But that's not the case.

Iguodala likely wants to finish on a high note given his successful career to date, which includes two All-NBA Defensive team nods, a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, and three NBA championships with the Warriors, including one in 2015 when he was the Finals MVP.

Many reports originally had Iguodala going to the Lakers or Clippers, since both playoff-bound teams could use his veteran presence in their rotations.

But that looks to be delayed at the moment and it'll all hinge on the Grizzlies changing their minds.

What a shame for someone who's been one of the NBA's most electric players since his 76ers days. Maybe Iggy just needs to hire Antonio Brown's social media team to help him find a way out of this situation.