Andre Iguodala Trade Rumors: 10 Trade Scenarios That the Sixers Can Do
As we all know, Andre Iguodala's name has been all over NBA news and rumors.
There have been many reports stating that there are numerous teams that want him, places where he can land, and in every rumor someone new is involved.
In response, I want to give my spin on things.
After analyzing team by team, I have come up with ten trade scenarios that would benefit the Sixers and the other team.
These trades are usually giving the Sixers money, young talent, and/or draft picks.
In the following deals, they are getting rid of Iguodala and some are a combination with getting rid of Elton Brand's massive contract too.
Well, now we're off. Will any of these deals happen in the near future?
Only time will tell.
Iguodala To The Blazers For Young Talent and Expiring
Sixers Get: Nicolas Batum and Joel Przybilla
Blazers Get: Andre Iguodala
Why both teams do it: In this deal, the Sixers are getting some quality talent in Batum. He is a very young player and as of now, he has more potential then Iguodala.
The 76ers would also acquire the expiring contract of Przybilla to save them an extra buck.
The Blazers are adding Iguodala to play with Brandon Roy, LaMarcus Aldridge, and former teammate, Andre Miller.
If Portland wants to make a push for the playoffs, the addition of Iguodala certainly helps.
Iguodala To The Mavericks For Expirings
Sixers Get: Expiring contracts (Caron Butler, DeShawn Stevenson, etc.) and Ian Mahinmi
Mavericks Get: Andre Iguodala
Why both teams do it: The Sixers are doing this trade mainly to get rid of Iguodala's contract.
Also, they would acquire a young center in Mahinmi who can potentially fix our center position. Many NBA fans have not heard of him, but he when he gets his minutes he plays well.
The Mavs do this deal because they want to make a run for the playoffs. they are tired of going far every year, but never getting over the hump.
Iggy would be able to play next to Dirk, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, and Tyson Chandler. The Mavs would have a solid lineup.
Basically, the Sixers are saving some money, trying out a young center, and the Mavs are pushing for the playoffs.
Iguodala To The Knicks For Young Talent and Expiring
Sixers Get: Wilson Chandler and Eddy Curry
Knicks Get: Andre Iguodala
Why both teams do it: This trade is only relevant for the Knicks if they don't land Melo.
If they don't, the Knicks would be landing Iguodala who is a good small forward to play next to Amare Stoudemire.
The Sixers would do this trade because Wilson Chandler has potential and he could be a good fit next to Turner.
Not only that, but the Sixers are also receiving an expiring contract in Eddy Curry.
If New York does not land Anthony, don't be surprised if they go for Iguodala and a trade similar to this goes down.
Iguodala To The Thunder For Young Talent and Expiring
Sixers Get: James Harden, Cole Aldrich, and Mo Peterson
Thunder Get: Iguodala
Why both teams do it: The Sixers are doing this trade for young talent and an expiring contract.
James Harden can shoot and Cole Aldrich is a young center with potential that can come in handy for the Sixers.
Mo Patterson is pretty much just to save money.
The Thunder would do the deal to win now. With Russell Westbrook, Iguodala, Kevin Durant, and Jeff Green, their starting lineup is arguably the best in the NBA.
Plus, Iguodala played great with Durant during the FIBA World Championships.
It's a win-win for both teams.
Iguodala To The Warriors For Young Talent
Sixers Get: Dorell Wright and Andris Biedrins
Warriors Get: Iguodala
Why both teams do it: The Sixers would do this deal so they can get Wright, who is having a solid year at the forward position.
He is averaging 16.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and he could be a good replacement for Iggy.
Biedrins doesn't have the best stats, but he is just a center the Sixers can take a chance on. If he doesn't work out, then they will draft a center in the draft.
Plus, he is only 23 and he was drafted 10th over all for a reason. If he was given at least 30 minutes per night, he could be averaging 10 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game.
The Warriors would do the deal to bring a defensive spark to the dreadful defense and a small forward position they are lacking.
With Monta Ellis, Stephen Curry, Iguodala, and David Lee, the Warriors have a solid lineup.
Iguodala to The Clippers For Center And Young Talent
Sixers Get: Chris Kaman and Al Farouq-Aminu
Clippers Get: Iguodala
Why both teams do it: This is probably one of my favorite deals that could benefit both teams a lot.
In this deal, the Sixers would be receiving an All-Star center in Kaman and they are also receiving a young small forward in Aminu who has potential.
He may be similar to Thaddeus Young, but the Sixers should take a chance on him.
The Clippers would definitely do this deal.
They are getting Iguodala who would fill in their small forward position that they have been lacking for a while.
If they want to win now, Iguodala is the perfect fit. Plus, they aren't losing much in Kaman if you really think about it.
DeAndre Jordan has been a great fill in for him and has finally lived up to his potential (he has grabbed double digit rebounds in almost every game this month).
With the addition of Iguodala, their starting five is Baron Davis, Eric Gordon, Iggy, Blake Griffin, and DeAndre Jordan.
That is a very solid and scary team that could make some noise in the playoffs.
Iguodala To The Rockets For Young Talent and Expirings
Sixers Get: Chase Budinger, Jordan Hill, and expirings (including Shane Battier).
Rockets Get: Iguodala
Why both teams do it: The Sixers do this deal to take a chance on Budinger, they are getting good size in Hill, and making some money with expirings.
Budinger is really athletic, but unfortunately sees limited playing time in Houston. If given the minutes, he can potentially be a solid player.
Another good thing about Budinger is that he is also a good shooter. Turner flourishes around shooters so it will help his development as well.
The Rockets would do this deal to help them start winning now. Iguodala would be playing next to Kevin Martin, Aaron Brooks, and Luis Scola.
It's a pretty solid lineup with potential to be great.
The Rockets would be getting rid of both small forwards in Budinger and Battier because they would cut into Iggy's minutes there.
Battier won't be much use here so the Sixers would probably cut him.
Iggy and Brand to The Mavericks For Expirings
Sixers Get: A ton of expirings
Mavericks Get: Iguodala and Brand
Why both teams do it: This deal gets rid of both Iguodala's and Brand's contracts. In other words, the Sixers are saving a ton of money here.
They would receive expiring contracts of people like DeShawn Stevenson, or maybe even Caron Butler.
The Mavs would do this deal because they simply want to win now.
Iguodala would be filling in for Butler and Brand has been playing great lately. He would be a great help during the playoffs.
This deal is very beneficial for both teams.
Iggy and Brand To The Warriors For Young Talent and Expirings
Sixers Get: Biedrins, Wright, and expirings
Warriors Get: Iguodala and Brand
Why both teams do it: This deal is very similar to the other trade with the Warriors. Instead, they would be getting rid of Brand as well and they'd be receiving expirings along with it.
Like the second Mavs trade, it's saving the Sixers a ton of money and lands them some talent.
The Warriors are improving on an all around lineup.
With the deal, they can shift David Lee to center and play Brand at the power forward.
This could really help the Warriors and the Sixers.
Strictly Brand: Brand to The Bobcats For Expirings
Sixers Get: Tyrus Thomas, Matt Caroll, Eduardo Najera and DeSagana Diop or Boris Diaw and Diop
Bobcats Get: Elton Brand and Darius Songalia
Why both teams do it: This trade is another money saver for the Sixers.
Tyrus Thomas is also a player who doesn't get a lot of playing time, but when he does he plays really good. An efficient scorer, if you will.
Brand is a good fit for the Bobcats too. He could play center for them and if you look at it, they aren't giving up much quality for Brand.
Also, they could keep Diaw who is playing good lately. They would have D.J Augustin, Stephen Jackson, Gerald Wallace, Diaw, and Brand as a starting five.
With that lineup, they could make a playoff run.
Bonus Trade: Turner, Young, and Kapono To The Pacers For Danny Granger
Sixers Get: Danny Granger
Pacers Get: Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young, and Jason Kapono
Why both teams do it: This is a deal that really struck interest me that was said by someone who commented on one of my recent articles.
With this deal, the Sixers are much improved.
They would have Holiday at the point, Iggy at the two, Granger at the three, Brand at the four, and Spencer Hawes at the five.
Obviously the center position is soft, but they can improve on that by drafting a young center.
And the duo of Granger and Iguodala is dirty and would make the Sixers a heck of a lot better, possibly taking down some good teams in the playoffs.
The Pacers would do this deal to build a young team.
They would have Darren Collison, Turner, and Paul George (who I think has a lot of potential) and Roy Hibbert.
The Pacers wouldn't be that great now, but that's not their goal in this deal. They would be building for the future and develop a young team.
Plus, they are saving some money with two expiring contracts and they may even keep Thad.
This is probably one of my favorite trades.
Well, there are 10 trade solutions the Sixers could do and they would certainly benefit the franchise.
I would also like to hear your feedback on the trades.
Did you agree or disagree?
Like I said earlier, these trades aren't really a lot of quality. They are for young players, expiring contracts to save money, and draft picks.
The goal here is getting rid of Iguodala's and Brand's contract and I believe these deals are the best way to do it.
What do you think?