NBA Rumors: Does Andre Iguodala to The Cleveland Cavaliers Make Sense?

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NBA Rumors: Does Andre Iguodala to The Cleveland Cavaliers Make Sense?
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On Friday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers got a look at a player who will be rumored to be going to Cleveland, as well as a plethora of other places, until the NBA trade deadline in February.

Before he went down with an injury, Andre Iguodala was on his way to another one of his solid nights.

He had seven points and four assists in the first half, which would put him on par for his normal average of 15.8 points per game in his career.

Iguodala's situation is a unique one in Philadelphia.

He is just now coming into his prime at the age of 26, but has never emerged as the scoring star that Philadelphia imagined he would be when they drafted him No. 9 overall in 2004 out of Arizona.

From the day that Iguodala put on a 76ers uniform, he was dubbed A.I. 2.

This, of course, is in reference to the original A.I. in Philadelphia: Allen Iverson.

Not only has he failed to live up to those expectations, but the 76ers also just drafted Evan Turner out of Ohio State with the No. 2 pick in the draft.

And for those of you who don't know, Evan Turner plays the same position as Iguodala, and he also costs much less than him.

Philadelphia is buried with a ridiculous $69 million in salary this season and $53 million for next season.

Those numbers aren't bad if you are a contender, but Philadelphia is on the five-year plan of rebuilding right now and big contracts like Andre Iguodala's don't make sense for the organization at this point in time.

So it is only natural that a team like the Cleveland Cavaliers—with an owner that is willing to spend money, wants to keep his team as a playoff contender and has the assets to reduce the 76ers' payroll— would be mentioned in the rumors section for Andre Iguodala.

But does the shoe fit?

Would Andre Iguodala be a good match for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are looking for help at their shooting guard and small forward positions after losing LeBron James to the Miami Heat?

Let's take a look.

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