Why the Philadelphia 76ers Need To Trade Andre Iguodala

December 5th, 2010 by Justin Eisenband Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia 76ers have not gotten out to the best start this season. At 6-14, Philadelphia is just a half game ahead of the New Jersey Nets, who sit in the basement in the Eastern Conference, at 6-15.

The struggles of this Sixers team has created some buzz around the status of franchise player Andre Iguodala. Iguodala has been the main attraction in Philadelphia since the 2006-2007 NBA season when he broke out after the exit of Allen Iverson.

Iguodala has been terrific during his tenure with Philadelphia, but the problem has not been him. Iguodala has been surrounded by minimal talent over the past few years. Elton Brand has not been the same player he once was in Los Angeles, and other supporting-cast players such as  Andre Miller and Louis Williams have not been enough to make the Sixers competitive.

However, the problem may not lie entirely in the supporting cast.

Iguodala is a great player, but he is not suited to be the No. 1 option on a team. His strengths lie in his defensive abilities and as a playmaker, but not as a primary scorer. In seven seasons, Iguodala has averaged just 15.8 points per game, and he has never ...

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