Ja Morant was very honest about the circumstances involving Andre Iguodala's holdout in Memphis.
It feels like forever ago now but back in February, the Memphis Grizzlies traded Andre Iguodala to the Miami Heat after a half-season of holding out. Iguodala had been dealt to the Grizzlies via the Golden State Warriors and it was clear that he had no interest in playing with the young guns down south. Iggy claims the team allowed for him to sit out although, during an interview on the "All The Smoke" podcast, Ja Morant explained that it was much deeper than that.
As the rookie told Stephen Jackson and Matt Barnes, Iguodala felt like the team simply wasn't good enough and that they weren't worth his time. While Iguodala is in a good situation in Miami, it's important to note that the Grizzlies are in a playoff spot right now.
“Coming in, when they said he was going to be on our roster, I was very excited having a vet like that in the locker room with us,” Morant said. “Me coming in that first year, I was looking forward to learning some stuff from him and he was saying he wasn’t going to play with us or whatever happened. Like you said it’s a business, all different stuff going around, somebody said he said we weren’t good enough so in my head I was like it is what it is.”
While Iguodala's feelings towards the Grizzlies may have been harsh, they make sense considering he wants to finish his career with an NBA title. Don't get us wrong, the Grizzlies will be great for years to come. However, for an aging veteran, they aren't the best landing spot. At least not right now.