Allen Iverson To Denver: The Trade That Never Should’ve Happened

December 2nd, 2009 by Mike B. Leave a reply »
The possibility of Allen Iverson reuniting with the Philadelphia 76ers is currently the NBA's biggest headline. And it should be. 

What a heart-warming story: A former All-Star returning to the team which he played the most of his spectacular career with.  

During his 10 seasons in Philly, A.I. won a regular season MVP, two All-Star Game MVPs, four scoring titles, and most importantly, led the Sixers to a finals appearance.   

He was the heart and soul of the team from the day he was drafted in 1996 until he was traded to the Denver Nuggets in 2006.

At the time, the trade seemed ideal for the rebuilding Sixers as they received a solid veteran point guard in Andre Miller, Joe Smith's expiring contract, and two 2007 first-round draft picks.

The Sixers used the picks on Daequan Cook (21st overall), who they traded to Miami for Jason Smith, and Petteri Koponen (30th overall), who they shipped to Portland for Derrick Byars. Smith hasn't done much since he entered the league and Byars is  currently playing overseas.

The Sixers then used the cap space that Joe Smith's expiring contra ...

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