Despite the lousy 5-13 start, the Philadelphia 76ers should not trade Andre Iguodala until next season. The Sixers would benefit from waiting until the new Collective Bargaining Agreement comes into effect next season, in terms of money and trade value, as well as to give Iguodala and Evan Turner the chance to form into a dominant duo.
But for this to happen, the 76ers need to communicate a lot better, both on and off the court, because there has seemed to be constant confusion.
Iguodala and Turner must become more consistent and begin to feed off of each other. They both have a ton of talent which has the potential to blend very nicely in the future. On the other hand, the 76ers have waited long enough for Iguodala to attempt to lead this team to an elite status.
One would think that Iguodala might not be traded at all because of the constant praise from Head Coach Doug Collins, but if the Sixers don't turn things around soon changes will have to be made.
Philadelphia is on a two-game winning streak, but don't expect that to continue for much longer with some tough games ahead on the schedule. Their next game is on the road against the Atlanta Hawks and then they take on the Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics, and New Orleans.
So far this season Andre Iguodala is being paid $12.3 million for the level of play that doesn't exactly deserve that type of money. Iguodala has done a little bit of everything, but he needs to be a dominant scorer, which is something that Philadelphia lacks. This season he's been averaging 14.2 PPG, 6.7 RPG, and 5.1 APG.
For Iguodala to remain in Philadelphia through the 2011-12 season, the 76ers will have to at least make the playoffs this year. Otherwise, it is almost a certainty that Iguodala will be traded for another star player.