Andre Iguodala contends the Memphis Grizzlies approached him about not reporting to the team as they evaluated their trade options.

Some local media in Memphis acted like Iguodala was the one exercising all of the power in the situation.

“Well, that’s always going to be the case,” Iguodala told Sam Amick of The Athletic. “That’s what I’m saying. That’s why I said I didn’t do anything special, and that’s why I’m saying that I’m joking about the ‘case study’ part because there was a mutual agreement. … It was brought to me, you understand what I’m saying? It was brought to me. The (Warriors) trade happens, and it’s brought to me, (and he’s told), ‘Hey, we know you’re coming from this situation and, you know, it may not be ideal for you…'”