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Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:07 pm
Edited on: July 11, 2011 2:08 pm
 

Posted by Royce Young

Andre Iguodala's trade situation in Philadelphia has been "will they, or won't they?" for quite some time. Lately, it has trended more towards "when will they?"

Sixers president Rod Thorn admitted the team has been shopping Iguodala around some and according to about a billion reports, Iguodala has been rumored in trades sending him to Golden State, to Los Angeles, to Orlando or to Atlanta. And that's just the ones that have leaked out. 

But Iguodala, a key part of last season's playoff bunch, says he wants to stay in Philly and really thinks he just might.

"I definitely enjoy being here," Iguodala told CSNPhilly.com. "Evan Turner and I were speaking late last night. We had a really good conversation about how we can really play well together, how we can make each other better so we are looking forward to next year. We even talked about what we were going to do after practice next year. So I am definitely looking forward to improving myself and playing ball."

The Sixers are about to turn over to a new ownership group, probably sometime this week. Potentially the new group could have a new vision for the roster (read: looking to cut costs) and could try and deal Iguodala. Still, he's not expecting anything.

"I can't say I would be surprised, because I wouldn't be surprised, but I am not expecting it to happen," he said.

The hook of trading Iguodala is that some cap space is cleared, Evan Turner would have a bit more room to develop and with his value still high, the 76ers would get a nice return. But at the same time, we're talking probably the premier wing defender in the league, a guy that can scored 12-15 points a game, a great teammate, a solid rebounding and passer and someone you made a surprising run to the postseason with as a centerpiece. Do you really want to deal him?

Maybe that's what Iguodala's thinking when he says he doesn't see himself going anywhere. Maybe it just isn't making a ton of sense to him either.

Comments

Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

"Lumpoco"? Never heard of him... I hope he doesn't apear on my thread. Iggy would be a great catch on many teams. I can never understand how teams draft themselfs into trouble with their two best players playing the same position. "Hello can a GM get a roster card!" Drafting best available only makes sense for a team without any wholes in their roster. A slight drop off in talent is fine if you fill a need. 



Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: July 12, 2011 7:47 am
 

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Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: July 12, 2011 7:45 am
 

Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

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Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 10:28 pm
 

Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

If he does get traded.  I want him on the Chicago Bulls.  He would complement Rose very well and get back to his 20-6-5 average when he played with AI.



Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

Who is this kid?  Lumpoco.  He either just woke up from a decade long coma or he just crawled out from under his parents basement and discovered the internet.



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 9:16 pm
 

Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

He better not be traded to the Warriors. I have never ever heard of him until recently. The Warriors don't need to get rid of Monta Elllis so badly that they have to take on a mediocre player.
plumloco (7:59 p.m.), shall we add Iguodala to the list of players you've said you'd never heard of (per your prior posts), such as LeSean McCoy of the Eagles?  Why do you appear to be so proud of never having heard of these guys?  If I were you, I wouldn't be so eager to broadcast my ignoarance.

By the way, chumpoco, do you still consider Cole Hamels a "mediocre pitcher", as you did a month ago?  Gee, such a shame that we've now got mediocre pitchers winning 11 games by the All-Star break . . .



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 8:46 pm
 

Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

He better not be traded to the Warriors.  I have never ever heard of him until recently.
Well, then, for the Warriors' sake, let's all be thankful they don't make their player personnel decisions based on the posts of guys who don't follow basketball.  Heaven forbid they pick up one of the league's premier defenders and athletes who actually passes and rebounds as well as consistently putting up 17-19 PPG.  Iguodola is an absolute stud and any basketball fan knows that.  He's not a great shooter and fans know that as well, but he makes teams better with his all-around play and doesn't need to dominate the ball to contribute.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: July 11, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

He better not be traded to the Warriors. I have never ever heard of him until recently. The Warriors don't need to get rid of Monta Elllis so badly that they have to take on a mediocre player.



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: July 11, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

I have to think there is a strong market for Iguodala, considering he's on the younger end, a top notch defender and can do a ton on the court, plus you never hear anything negative off the court.  If OKC could somehow add him with Durant and Westbrook, that would be a scary core 3 with some height around it.  Yikes



Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 7:09 pm
 

Iguodala doesn't think he's getting traded

Iggy to Toronto for Bargnani


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