When the Sixers selected shooting guard Evan Turner with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, the franchise was making a clear statement that Turner was going to be a franchise cornerstone for years to come.
While Turner has not yet lived up to expectations and established himself as a top-flight young shooting guard at the NBA level, he has shown flashes of what kind of player he might become. As an established star with a similar skill set to Turner, Iguodala might be the ideal mentor to the talented youngster.
Stars in other sports frequently take rookies and youngsters under their wing and guide them along the learning curve that always seems to plague newcomers in the professional game.
To give just one quick example, the Flyers' young superstar Claude Giroux has been living with veteran playmaker Danny Briere and credits his relationship with the veteran center as a major factor in his rapid development into a premier offensive playmaker.
If Iguodala wants to increase his value to the Sixers, one way he can do it is to increase his value to a future franchise cornerstone in Turner. As a bonus, having Iguodala as a mentor just might help Turner's development (and the Sixer franchise along with it).