Andre Iguodala, hailed as AI 2 ever since he showed potential in Philadelphia, has had a successful career—but not one without criticism. Despite being the best player on the 76ers the past few seasons as well as the current star, he never truly blossomed into the superstar Sixers fans hoped he would become.
Iguodala is a valuable player, as he plays lockdown defense and can drive hard to the basket. However, he is inconsistent offensively and his jump shot leaves much to be desired. Sixers fans are even more frustrated by the fact that he demands the ball in clutch situations, but he rarely converts.
And the team suffers as a result.
In my mind, it is clear Iguodala must be traded for the best of the team. While Iguodala is a fine player, he is not the superstar the Sixers need, and offensively, he is lacking. As long as he is the No. 1 man on this team, he will continue to hold back the development of the team’s young talent, especially that of second-round pick Evan Turner, who would slide into Iguodala’s spot at small forward. And Iguodala’s $44 million salary can be freed from the shoulders of the team, allowing more moves to be made.
With all that in mind, here are five options the 76ers should consider if they decide to trade Iguodala.