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Andre has to go this offseason, preferrablly during the draft!


We have all dissected Andre's game over the last few seasons: excellent defender, finisher on the break, point forward abilities, average scoring abiliies and a huge, bloated contract. Each season he is getting a little older, starting to breakdown healthwise and isn't a good fit with Evan Turner as they both have similar games. His value has reached it's peak and will only lessen every season. Nobody, including myself wants to see any sort of contract dump, but rather see a comparable asset that fits better with the current core group of players. 

It is clearly evident the teams needs a true Center who can protect the basket and a legitimate go-to scorer. Is Andre's current value good enough to land such a player in return? Probably not for a proven commodity, but maybe for a lottery pick. Due to the draft being really shallow, the Sixers need to concenrate their efforts in trying to land the 2nd or 3rd Overall Pick. Cleveland in all likelyhood is going to take Irving with the first overall pick, which leaves a future go to scorer in Williams and a legitimate Center in Kanter being on the board. Either player fills one of these huge needs that the Sixers face.

Minnesota has a loaded frontcourt and doesn't appear high on Kanter. When you look at their frontcourt personeel, it doesn't make much sense to draft another player in that area, but David Kahn is the same GM who selected two PG's high in the draft a few years ago, so anything is possible. Just look at how loaded Minnesota is at the forward position: Love, Beasley, Wesley Johnson, Anthony Randolph, Webster. They will have a hard time keeping all these players together, if they add another, they almost have to trade one to up a spot up on their roster. With a huge hole at SG, Andre makes alot of sense. Put him in their starting five and their are a legitmate, playoff team.

As for Utah, they are clearly in the rebuilding mode, especially dealing their franchise player to the Nets. Not a great fit as a trading partner as Minnesota, but still could come to a common ground to make a trade work with the Sixers, as they do need a SF. Okur would also most be certainly involved to match the contracts, where the Sixers would probably have to sweenten the pot and include their 1st round pick to make it happen. They would receive a quality player in Andre and have three 1st rd selctions that could speed up the rebuilding process.

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