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Sixers Trade Thread

The Andre Iguodala trade rumors are gaining some steam. Here are excerpts from Chad Ford and Marc Stein's latest trade columns.

Ford

For the past several weeks, I've dismissed the idea that the 76ers, even if they are desperate to reduce payroll, would give away Iguodala for the expiring contract of Tracy McGrady. But after talking with a number of people close to the situation, I think it's plausible.

A deal of Iguodala and Samuel Dalembert for McGrady would work under terms of the collective bargaining agreement. While it would eat up any cap space the Rockets might have this summer, if Iguodala is the prize, who cares?

So what's the holdup? A couple of things. From Houston's point of view, Dalembert's 15 percent trade kicker would be a bitter pill. And from Philadelphia's perspective, it's important to get back an asset for a building block like Iguodala. While the Sixers love the idea of getting his long-term salary and Dalembert's off the books, they want something in return. The Rockets could offer Trevor Ariza or Aaron Brooks to sweeten the deal, but it sounds as though talks haven't gotten that far yet.

I love me some Aaron Brooks, but I think Jrue is the point guard of the future. And Trevor Ariza is basically a poor man's Iguodala. I'll pass on both of them. I just want to get Iguodala's contract off the books.

Stein

The Sixers are only growing more determined to make a deal before the deadline. I've heard that in strong terms from three different sources this week already.

Which tells me we should expect to keep hearing more trade scenarios that include Andre Iguodala's name.

Foiled in its longstanding attempts to move Samuel Dalembert and/or Elton Brand, Philly has apparently come to realize that its best shot at a shake-it-up move is convincing one of the risk-taking/big-spending teams out there - such Houston, Dallas and Cleveland - to absorb the four years and $56.3 million remaining on Iguodala's contract after this season.

Use this thread to post any fake Sixers trades. Try to be as realistic as possible and use the Trade Machine to make sure it works under the cap. I want to see some cool proposals. The goal is to get Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand off the books so we can move forward as a franchise with the few assets we have, which hopefully includes a top 5 pick in this year's draft.

Here's my favorite trade:

Dallas Mavericks receive

  • Andre Iguodala
  • Elton Brand

Sixers receive

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