Andre Iguodala Trade Rumors: Will Philadelphia 76ers' Cold Start Speed a Trade?

Michael FoglianoAnalyst IDecember 6, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 27:  Andre Iguodala #9 of the Philadelphia 76ers in action during the game against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center on October 27, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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We are now officially 20 games into the 2010 NBA season and the Philadelphia 76ers have started off with a dreadful 6-14 record.

We had three games in the bag that we completely blew the lead within two minutes of play.

Basically, the Sixers have not been able to execute when it comes to crunch time.

It can already be said as another disappointing season for the 76ers.

Since it already seems as if our season is going nowhere, what does this mean about the Andre Iguodala trade talks?

I mean, his name has been chattered in trade rumors from Day 1. If the Sixers are already playing bad and clearly going nowhere, there is really no use for him.

We have no chance at making a playoff run (if we do, it's the No. 8 seed and we'd lose anyway and end up with a bad draft pick), so it gives the Sixers a stronger incentive to trade him faster, right?

Well, I think so. It only makes too much sense.

There is no point to push for the playoffs. Instead, we trade Iguodala, utilize this season as a learning experience for Evan Turner and use it to build our chemistry with the younger players.

The team is meant to be led by Turner.

Iguodala is just stunting the growth of Turner and our franchise. The longer Iguodala is here, the longer it will take for Turner to become successful and our franchise to haul in a championship.

He's not meant to lead a team, he is meant to be a complement to a superstar. Well, last time I checked, there is no superstar here.

I don't know how many times I can say it, but there is zero use for him in the way we are heading.

I don't think he's a bad player at all. He simply just does not belong here.

He is meant to be on a team like the Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets or the New York Knicks.

In the past few years, we have always been that team that is barely .500, makes the playoffs and loses in the first round.

Speaking on behalf of all the Sixers fans, we are tired of it.

Our front office has failed to determine when to do what and when to trade Andre Iguodala.

Now is the perfect time to trade him. There are plenty of teams that would place a bid for him (all of the ones I stated above).

If the Sixers want to pull the trigger on Iguodala, now is the time.