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Report: Heat Decline Andre Iguodala's $15M Team Option, Retain Goran Dragić's Option

Andre Iguodala is heading to free agency. 

The Heat are declining the 17-year veteran's $15 million team option according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Miami has also picked up Goran Dragić's $19.4 million team option for the 2021–22 season.

By declining Iguodala's option, the Heat created salary cap space for the upcoming free agency period, set to begin on Monday. 

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Iguodala, 37, has played with Miami since 2020 after a three-team trade sent the 2015 Finals MVP from the Grizzlies to the Heat. He agreed to a two-year, $30 million contract extension that included a team option in 2021. Last season, Iguodala averaged 4.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

According to Wojnarowski, Dragić's deal could possibly precede a sign-and-trade deal that would include him and Toronto's Kyle Lowry. 

Dragić, 35, has been a staple in the Miami franchise since 2015, though he struggled with injury throughout the 2020–21 season. In the first-round postseason loss to the Bucks, he averaged 16 points, 2.8 assists and 1.8 rebounds. 

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