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Iguodala likes idea of playing with Clippers. Ya think?

Jun 9, 2011, 11:45 AM EST

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Imagine a fast break coming at you with Andre Iguodala on one wing and Blake Griffin on the other, with Eric Gordon handling the ball and D’Andre Jordan as the trailer into the lane to pick up any garbage.

Rumors of the Clippers and 76ers discussing an Andre Iguodala trade had fans salivating about just how much fun the Clippers would be to watch if that deal went through. And that’s a Clippers lineup we might get to watch deep into the playoffs.

Not shockingly, Andre Iguodala liked the idea of playing next to Blake Griffin too, tweets Marc Stein at ESPN.

Trade-talk addendum: Iguodala loves idea of Clips but source briefed on talks says LAC likely has to sweeten offer to get Philly to bite

Stein gets to the core problem with this deal as it stands — great for the Clippers, not that thrilling for the Sixers.

Kaman would be an upgrade at the center position, when healthy he is a well-rounded big man who can defend, score and is a surprisingly deft passer. When healthy is key, he played just 32 games last season.

Besides, the Sixers wanted a more athletic big. They want to get younger and faster, not older and slower. The Clippers have said they are not trading Jordan, he is their future at center, so the Clips would have to find something else the Sixers really want.

My guess? It’s going to be very unlikely the deal gets done in any form. But man, it’s fun to think about Iguodala on the Clippers.

For the record, there is also a report out there that the Orlando Magic offered Jameer Nelson and Hedo Turkoglu for Iguodala. For the Sixers, that is a much worse offer than just Kaman (they don’t need a point guard and nobody needs Turkoglu). Not going to happen, just letting you know it’s out there.

  1. chargerdillon - Jun 9, 2011 at 12:49 PM

    Donald Sterling is still the owner of the Clippers right? Then lets stop talking about the Clippers like they are an NBA team.

    Feel sorry for Blake while he serves his time in NBA Hell but eventually his rookie contract will be up and he’ll be able to play professional basketbal.

  2. acharlot5 - Jun 9, 2011 at 12:57 PM

    nobody needs turkoglu? lets be real if brian cardinal can play in the nba why cant turk? he may not be what he used to be but if you put him in the right system he can be effective

    • 00maltliquor - Jun 9, 2011 at 9:09 PM

      Let me clarify what Kurt meant for you….nobody needs a defense-less 32 year old Turkoglu with 3 more years left on his contract at around 10 million a year. If he was making Cardinal money (1 year, 1.3 million) then the article would’ve been re-worded in regaurds to the usefulness of Turkey.

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