With the trade deadline Thursday, the situation has gained urgency and tension. After Memphis beat the Pistons 96-82 on Monday, 24-year-old wing Dillon Brooks said he hopes Iguodala gets traded so the Grizzlies can “show him really what Memphis is about.” Ja Morant, the league’s Rookie of the Year frontrunner, amplified that message via Twitter.🗣 https://t.co/3q56BwIxBa— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) February 4, 2020Everything Dillon Brooks said about Andre Iguodala tonight. pic.twitter.com/1rDw0P2wp2— Mark Giannotto (@mgiannotto) February 4, 2020MORE: Ja Morant is pushing Memphis ahead of schedule Iguodala, 36, spent the previous five seasons competing for NBA titles with the Warriors. He was offloaded by Golden State to clear cap space, and there was reportedly a mutual understanding when he arrived in Memphis that he would not play a role in the Grizzlies’ 2019-20 campaign. His absence has allowed Brooks the playing time needed to enjoy a breakout third season in Memphis.The Grizzles are 25-25 — much better than many expected them to be at this point. They have a shot at securing a Western Conference playoff berth. Their young core is bristling at the idea of a player not wanting to be part of their mission and sudden success, even if that player was never meant to join the squad.Memphis is reportedly holding firm in its trade demands for Iguodala, who is ready to sit out the rest of the season if a deal isn’t made this week, according to The Athletic.The Iguodala situation is fascinating because Memphis is adamant that it will not buy him out if a trade fails to materialize by Thursday’s 3 PM buzzer. You obviously expect the Grizzlies to say that now … but there are only 75 hours left to find a trade anticipated for months— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 3, 2020 Andre Iguodala’s tenure with the Grizzlies had been mostly quiet until Monday night.Outside of the occasional ambiguous tweet from the veteran forward — a staple of his social media presence — he was an afterthought for a young team finally looking like a future contender. Iguodala, dealt to Memphis by the Warriors, has not suited up with the Grizzlies this season, asking for a trade to a contender or a buyout.
Stay on target From social network to tech titan, Facebook has grown from a limited-membership website to a global phenomenon.But it isn’t stopping at online features: The company is reportedly working on a pair of smart glasses to rival Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Snapchat.As noted by Business Insider, a recently published patent application for a “waveguide display with two-dimensional scanner” hints at Facebook’s (and virtual reality subsidiary Oculus’s) work on a new wearable.The display, according to the patent, “may augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer generated elements” like images, video, and sound.Even more telling, it “may be included in an eye-wear comprising a frame and a display assembly that presents media to a user’s eyes.”That certainly sounds like a pair of smart glasses to me.Facebook in 2014 bought Oculus VR for $2 billion, promising to bring the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset into the social media fold.At April’s annual F8 developer conference, company chief Mark Zuckerberg detailed the firm’s future in augmented reality, highlighting a pair of AR glasses.Little is known about the device, which uses a waveguide display to project light onto the wearer’s eyes (think Microsoft HoloLens) and connects with speakers or headphones to play audio.Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Don’t expect the prospective eyewear to hit shelves anytime soon: Zuck already noted that it’s “going to take a long time to make this work.”Oculus chief scientist Michael Abrash echoed that timeline, adding that augmented reality goggles won’t start replacing handsets until at least 2022.“Twenty or 30 years from now, I predict that instead of carrying stylish smartphones everywhere, we’ll wear stylish glasses,” he said at this year’s developer conference, as reported by Business Insider. “Those glasses will offer VR, AR, and everything in between, and we’ll use them all day.”Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. British Airways Tests VR Entertainment on Select First-Class FlightsGeek Pick: HP Reverb Is Clear-Eyed Virtual Reality