<!-- TOKEN_1227575047845_TOKEN -->I’m happy that the Philadelphia 76ers has plenty of young talent. They have Lou Williams, Thaddeus Young and Andre Iguodala. All of these young players are going to have good careers. But, the 76ers are 7-6 and their playing like a mediocre basketball team. The 76ers need to choose Thaddeus Young over Andre Iguodala so that the team can become better.
Thaddeus Young is having a great year. He is very athletic, a great dunker and a good scorer. His game has improved so much that he will probably win the NBA’s most improved player award. He is even leading the 76ers in scoring so far at 16.2 points per game. That is double his rookie scoring average of 8.3 points per game. His potential is unlimited and he is only 20 years old. Everyone is surprised by his vast improvement. He has blossomed as a player this year.
However, Andre Iguodala is struggling this year. He is having one of the worst years of his career. For example, he has a .38 field goal percentage and .23 three point percentage. Last season he had a .45 field goal percentage and .32 three point percentage. The plan going into the season was for him to be the primary scoring option or at least the second scoring option. His 12.8 points per game makes him only the fourth best scorer on the 76ers. He can’t figure out how to continually find scoring opportunities and is forcing most of his shots.
Therefore, the 76ers need to trade Andre Iguodala and keep Thaddeus young. Thaddeus Young is younger then Andre Iguodala and is continually becoming better. A few years from now Thaddeus Young possibly could be one of the best small forwards in the NBA. If the 76ers trade Andre Iguodala they could get another shooter or a good young point guard. These are certainly some of their current needs. By trading Iguodala the team will play more cohesively and that will help make them one of the better teams in the eastern conference. Thaddeus Young and Elton Brand are already the number one and two scoring options on the 76ers. And Andre Iguodala isn’t going to be happy being the fourth scoring option so trade Iguodala to make the 76ers an improved team.