NBA Trade Rumors: Swapping Rudy Gay for Andre Iguodala Is Great for Both Teams

June 2nd, 2012 by Alex Ballentine Leave a reply »
A Rudy Gay for Andre Iguodala swap would make both the Grizzlies and the 76ers drastically improved teams.

A trade scenario first brought up by ESPN's Chris Broussard makes all the sense in the world for both teams involved. The 76ers are a team filled with young talent who desperately need to add some size to a roster that could be without their only post threat, Spencer Hawes. The Grizzlies, who are just a piece or two away from becoming real contenders, need someone to shake up their roster.

By swapping Gay and Iguodala, both teams are solving their problems. Firstly, the 76ers have put together a solid core of young players that were able to overachieve this season when they advanced to the second round of the playoffs. The 76ers already have established an identity as a gritty team that plays hard, defends well and isn't too flashy.

Adding Gay will only bolster that identity and give the Sixers a consistent scoring threat that they lacked last season. Gay is a versatile forward who could give a thin frontcourt some help at the 4—especially if Hawes decides to sign elsewhere.

Gay's ability to score inside is something that the S ...

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