The smoke appears to be turning into fire, as the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that the 76ers may by moving Andre Iguoldala this summer. Help David Kahn figure this one out by answering the following three questions:
1. Should the Wolves trade for him? He's 27, and has $40 million coming to him over the next three years with a player option fourth year at about $16 million. He's only missed a couple dozen games in his career, but has been suffering from tendinitis. He does most everything well, except shoot from the outside (although last year he shot a not-terrible 34% from the 3-point arc). In theory, he would provide some much-needed veteran leadership and defense on the perimeter, but is at best the 2nd-best player on a very good team.
2. What do the Wolves have that the 76ers would want? It appears the Sixers need a big man and a wing, with low salaries and/or upside being primary conditions. Is there anyone other than Love whom you would not trade for Iggy? A combination taken from Wes/Webster/Bease/Tolliver/Darko/AR/Pek appears to be a reasonable starting point. What about draft picks? If it were possible, would you give up the Wolves first pick this year to get Iggy?
3. What teams will be trying to trade for him? So far some sensible suggestions seem to be the Clippers (sending Kaman back) and Memphis (sending Rudy Gay back). Are these reasonable? What other teams might be interested?
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