Andre Iguodala is either unhappy with the Philadelphia 76ers, or he feels like his time is running short with the organization.
Before Friday night's game against the Miami Heat, Iguodala told FanHouse.com, "I would love to stay in Philadelphia, but if I'm playing somewhere else, I definitely understand how that could happen. I know how the business works. You have to be prepared for anything in this league. And I am. It's one of the first things you learn when you get here. Guys get traded on draft night."
With a lot of young talent on their roster, the Philadelphia 76ers are in the rebuilding phase of their franchise and Andre Iguodala just might not be a part of the future plans.
After getting off to a 3-13 start to this season, a change is needed soon if the 76ers want to be a contender in the Eastern Conference. As the trade deadline gets closer and closer, Iguodala will be the center of many trade rumors, both true and false.
Iguodala's $13 million a year is too expensive for a rebuilding Philadelphia organization, especially when they are currently on pace to win only 15 games this season.
It would be best for both sides if Philadelphia began to seriously explore trade offers for Iguodala. As good as Iguodala is, he can be much better and would get the chance to prove so if traded. On the other side, the 76ers could either free up a bunch of cap room to sign free agents this offseason by trading for expiring contracts, or, trade for a good center to help out Elton Brand down low.
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No matter what Philadelphia does, something must happen soon, because they will not win with the team they currently have. They only won 27 times last year, and only have three wins so far this year.
Due to injuries, Iguodala has sat out of five games this season, with the Sixers winning two of those games, which means that the Philadelphia 76ers are 1-10 with Iguodala, and 2-3 without.
It's time for the Sixers to finally part ways with Andre Iguodala, and begin to build this franchise around the future of Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday.