After eight years with the Philadelphia 76ers, Andre Iguodala will be donning a different uniform next season.
According to ESPN, Iguodala will be joining the Denver Nuggets:
A source with direct knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com's Marc Stein the Lakers will receive Howard, the Denver Nuggets will acquire Andre Iguodala, the 76ers will receive Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson, and the Magic will get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and one protected future first-round pick from each of the other three teams... In addition, the Magic will be getting other pieces, including 76ers No. 1 draft pick Moe Harkless, a source told Stein.
If there was ever an offseason to believe that "Iggy's" tenure with the 76ers would not come to an end, it was this one.
He played an instrumental role in the team upsetting the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in the opening round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, sinking two free throws in the final seconds to give the Sixers a series win in six games.
The former first-round draft pick was a polarizing figure in Philadelphia. Some praised him for his tenacious perimeter defense, while others rued his lack of offensive prowess.
It would be hard to say either side is wrong, as Iguodala garnered a reputation as one of the best lockdown defenders in the NBA, but hardly realized his potential on the offensive end.
In eight seasons, the 28-year-old small forward averaged 15.3 points, 4.9 assists and 5.8 rebounds per game. He shot 46 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.
Iguodala is currently playing for Team USA in the 2012 London Games, so this might put him in a strange way for the rest of the tournament.
Although it puts Iguodala in a precarious position, the Sixers community has to love this deal. Philadelphia gets one of the few true centers in the league in Bynum and a solid perimeter guy in Jason Richardson.
To say the least, this trade shakes up the landscape of the entire NBA.