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Report: Sixers will not be trading Iguodala this summer

Jul 30, 2012, 6:59 PM EDT

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For a guy who is an All-Star and Olympian, Andre Iguodala’s name sure shows up in trade rumors a lot. And there are plenty of people in Philadelphia more than happy to ship him out of town, for reasons I frankly don’t totally understand.

It’s not happening, anyway. At least not in the near future.

That according to a report on CSNPhilly.com.

According to a source, a trade involving Iguodala “won’t happen” during the off-season. As a result of that, the Sixers’ off-season tinkering to their roster is complete and aside from a few free agents who get invitations to training camp, the team is set.

Iguodala is a very good player. Maybe not one of the 10 or so guys you can build a franchise around in the NBA, but he is on that next tier, just a step below. And if you are going to move him, you have to get players of equal or greater value (that or just start to totally rebuild, which is not the Philly plan.

You’re better off getting guys to go around him rather than send him packing.

At least in the short term, that’s the plan. But I’d be shocked if Iggy’s name doesn’t come up in talks again around the trade deadline. Because it always does.

  1. omie34 - Jul 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Iggy is good, at times he can be very good but honestly he’s probably gonna have to be the third best player on a team for them to be title contenders

  2. somekat - Jul 30, 2012 at 7:17 PM

    Iggy, at his salary, is a franchise killer. With his contract on the books, they aren’t going to be able to afford any other max guys. The young guys on the team aren’t developing the way they could, because Collins runs the offense through him.

    He’s not a bad player, he’s just a player that shoul be a support player. However, he is payed like a franchise player, and makes it impossible to get one. Meanwhile he is just good enough to keep them out of worst in the leage (aka chance to get better through the draft) country, and firmly in barely miss/get crushed by the first decent team in the playoffs country.

    Why this franchise insists on not going through an actual rebuild is beyond me. It should of happened 3-4 years ago, but instead they keep bringing back the same mediocre players to finish with a mediocre record and not be any kind of serious threat in the post season. But oh boy, if they can sneak in the playoffs, ownership can probably turn a profit!! I was hoping the way this franchise is run would change with new ownership. Even though I never really bought in to the “their owner only cares about hockey” stuff, I hoped it would get better. Instead if it hasn’t been the same, it has been worse.

  3. phillyphan93 - Jul 30, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    Damn!

  4. sgtr0c - Jul 30, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Your premis, that it is not Iggy’s fault he is top 12 player, not top 10, is ok. But as a sixer fan, it isn’t our fault either. He is a great pkayer, but not for a team lime our sixers right now.

  5. tonystrong - Jul 30, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    I think Iguodala is a better then he gets credit for. It’s just the talent the Sixers have surrounded him with don’t bring the best out of his talents. He’s not a superstar but I think his play on Team USA has proven he’s only a notch below those guys and the gap isn’t as great as it appears on paper. If they surrounded him with another star you’d get to see how good he is and how much he can help a team. He’s a selfless player who does the little things it takes to win games. It’s a shame because to the Sixers credit, they’ve tried. But Brand wasn’t the answer and was washed up by the time he got to Philly. Sixers and Iguodala are kind of like meeting the love of your life at the wrong time. It could have worked out at a different time. It might be time to part ways but I don’t think keeping him is a bad thing. Sixers really don’t have much else in terms of star talent unless Evan Turner turns into the player a guy who goes second in the draft is projected to be!

    • 76ers4life - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:33 AM

      The sixers have the players….. It’s the coach , I say let E.Turner handle the rock and that will take pressure off iggy & it will free up everyone else . And Collins needs to play his other big men

  6. turnmymicup - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:13 AM

    Nobody can win it by themselves I think its finally been proving. When has he had a team that can seriously contend in the East? I said SERIOUSLY meaning can win a ring. Sixers haven’t been contenders in a long time. Put Iguodala on Boston, Chicago, or even the Pacers that team instantly becomes very dangerous. Anyone know when Iggy’s contract is up? Dude should do his time and jump that ship.

  7. sellahh - Jul 31, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    here’s philly, trying to gain leverage in a potential trade and thats just it, im feelin

  8. justwannawinna - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    Iggie is a good player buh we have 2 guys in the roster that have his scoring style and are just as effective in offense, buh his d would be missed and I think that’s why he’s not being moved yet. Until harkless it Turner can play the type of elite defense this guy plays or a deal for a guy who can score the difference does I don’t the UK blue in hell be moved

  9. justwannawinna - Jul 31, 2012 at 7:36 AM

    Think he ll be traded *

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