NBA Trade Rumors: Andre Iguodala To the Chicago Bulls?
ESPN has reported that Andre Iguodala wants to be traded because he cannot go through another losing season with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Iguodala spent the summer with team USA winning a gold medal at the World Championships in Turkey.
It seems that being around players from winning teams and claiming a gold medal has him feeling left out and now he wants to be traded to the Chicago Bulls.
Another reason that he might be wanting to go to Chicago is this: him and Carlos Boozer—the Bulls star free agent addition in the offseason—are represented by the same agent.
Rob Pelinka, their agent, might be trying to follow in CAA's footsteps by putting his star players on one team in a big city.
CAA recently did that with their three superstars, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Besides that, it is rumored that they are also trying to put Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul in New York to form another big three with Amare Stoudemire.
Apparently, Iguodala has not requested a trade, although he would like to be traded. This is because he does not wish to receive a backlash from 76ers fans because of the massive $80 million contract he has received from the team.
If the 76ers were to trade Iguodala to the Bulls, however, they would face a problem. The Bulls would likely offer Luol Deng, whose own massive contract would not be very suitable for the rebuilding 76ers.
It seems like another trade drama might be in the works here after Paul and Anthony are already considering leaving their teams for greener pastures.
Let's see how this unveils as the season goes along. If Philadelphia falls out of the playoff race early in the season, Iguodala might find himself on another team.
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