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Andre Iguodala posts cryptic tweet before Clippers-Lakers season opener

Andre Iguodala posts cryptic tweet before Clippers-Lakers season opener

Andre Iguodala is waiting.

The former Warriors forward is waiting for the Memphis Grizzlies to either trade him, or engage in negotiations on a contract buyout.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday night -- late in the third quarter of the Raptors-Pelicans opening night matchup -- the 2015 NBA Finals MVP posted the following tweet:

He could have been talking about something completely different, but for our sake let's assume he's referring to his current NBA situation.

The problem for the 35-year-old is that the trade deadline isn't until early February, so he may be standing by for several more months as the Grizzlies try to create more leverage.

During a radio appearance on "Hot 97" in Brooklyn last week, Iguodala said he hopes a resolution "happens sooner than later."

"I've been working out. I'm in really good shape," he added. "I'm the leanest I've been in a while."

Two weeks ago, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski said that if Iguodala gets a buyout in Memphis, he will choose between the Lakers and Clippers.

Who do you think the two-time All-Defensive selection was rooting for last night?

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Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell signs with Dwyane Wade's shoe company

Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell signs with Dwyane Wade's shoe company

D'Angelo Russell no longer is a free agent when it comes to the shoe game. The Warriors guard officially will be the on-court face of Li-Ning's Way of Wade shoe brand. 

Future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade announced the news in a video through B/R Kicks on Thursday. 

Wade called the decision to sign Russell a "no-brainer."

"I am passing the torch, and I am welcoming D-Lo to the Way of Wade brand," Wade said. "I am excited to pass the torch to him, man." 

The former Heat star went on to congratulate Russell on Twitter. 

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While he currently is sidelined at least two weeks with a sprained right thumb, Russell has been enjoying a career-year in his first season as a Warrior. Through 10 games, the former No. 2 overall draft pick is averaging a career-high 24.3 points per game. 

Russell also is averaging 6.7 assists per game for the injury-ravaged Warriors while shooting a career-best 45.5 percent from the field. While Golden State is searching for wins, D-Lo certainly has done his part offensively.

NCAA to rule potential Warriors draft target James Wiseman eligible

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NCAA to rule potential Warriors draft target James Wiseman eligible

The NCAA is stupid, but you already knew that.

After ruling Memphis center James Wiseman -- the presumptive No. 1 overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft -- ineligible for the current collegiate season for accepting $11,500 in moving expenses, the governing body has reversed course ... sort of.

On Wednesday, the NCAA ruled Wiseman re-eligible before suspending him for 12 games, and mandated that he donate the same sum to a charity of his choice before being cleared to play.

This is where the NCAA's hypocrisy truly shines through. Wiseman was ruled ineligible for accepting money -- money he and his family didn't have -- to move to Memphis in high school, back when current Tigers coach Penny Hardaway coached Wiseman at East High School. Now, in order to get back on the court, the NCAA is making him dig up $11,500, even though the responsibilities and obligations required to fulfill his collegiate basketball scholarship make it all but impossible to hold down an additional job.

But we can't pay college athletes. No, that would be un-American.

Baloney.

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Hypocrisy aside, the NCAA coming to its senses is good news for Wiseman -- and for any team picking near the top of the upcoming draft.

That includes the Warriors, who have already scouted Wiseman up close and currently occupy the worst record in the NBA. Once he returns to action on Jan. 12, Wiseman will have an opportunity to play in as many as 16 games before any conference tournaments and March Madness. That should provide ample tape for NBA teams to evaluate someone who is widely regarded as the best big man available in the draft.