CBSSports.com's Ken Berger reported that the Golden State Warriors are interested in moving guard Monta Ellis. The Golden State Warriors have talked to multiple teams about moving their star 2-guard, and one of those teams is the 76ers">Philadelphia 76ers.
This trade makes sense for both teams in that the Sixers would be acquiring their go-to scorer and the Warriors would acquire a shut-down defender.
When Allen Iverson was traded, Andre Iguodala was given the reigns of the Sixers as their star player. Philadelphia fans have made it clear that they have seen enough of Iggy's wild, inconsistent jumper and questionable decision making.
Iguodala is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA, but the Sixers need someone that can create their own shot and Monta Ellis is that player. He averaged over 24 points a game the last two seasons, while Iguodala averaged 14.1 in 2010-2011.
A core group of Jrue Holliday, Monta Ellis, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young, Lou Williams and Jodie Meeks would give the Sixers (and their fans) an exciting team that could grow together for the next decade.
Golden State on the other hand needs defense, so this trade makes a lot of sense from their perspective as well. They surrendered over 105 points a game last year, which was good (bad?) for fourth worst in the league.
Iguodala would fit in nicely with Golden State, as he would provide height and athleticism in the backcourt. Also, Iguodala's lack of range wouldn't be as big a problem with sharp shooters Stephen Curry at the point and Dorell Wright at the three.
This trade must be made by two younger teams that are looking to move forward as franchises.