Just an idea for an Iguodala trade that would give a start to the Sixers' offseason. I looked at the teams towards the top of the draft (at least top 10) and found Golden State to be a pretty ideal trade partner. 2 possible trade scenarios follow, the second involves the Sixers' taking on significantly more contracts (both guys have an option after next season), but for no more than 1 or 2 years.
PHI gets: Andris Biedrins, 7th pick
GS gets: Andre Iguodala
( Alternative Trade )
GS: Andre Iguodala, Nik Vucevic
I think the second option would probably only be viable if we knew that one or both guys would not renew their option. Can't afford to take on that many useless contracts. I suggested it thinking that the Warriors may want more than Iguodala and dumping Biedrins for the pick. I'm a pretty big supporter of the Sixers moving up to get another rookie in this deep draft, even if it means taking slightly less than maximum value for Iggy.
So after this the lineup would look something like the following (assuming Lou, Jodie, Spence, Nocioni and maybe Elton walk)
PG- Jrue Holiday
G/F- Evan Turner
F- Thad Young
C- Nik Vucevic, Andris Biedrins
Draft Picks- 7, 15, 45, 54
Looks like rebuilding, but a lot of cheap talent, and potential in that.
So from here you need to add at least one more big man to play big minutes. Would need to add another G/F that can complement Turner and Holiday's game. And then probably 2 back-up guards. Options include free agency and the draft, with significant ammunition to move around further come draft night. I would say at first thought that a good strategy would be to try to add a starting caliber PF/C and a starting caliber G/F. One through the draft (with the pick at 7 or higher) and one through free agency. May need to amnesty Elton to get this FA, but it needs to be a well thought out to decision, no use in wasting money to try to "win now", i.e. probably no one over 30. Add the rest of the backups in the draft or older free agents. Possible options both in the draft and in FA listed below....
FA options include:
G Andre Miller, G Eric Gordon, G OJ Mayo, G Courtney Lee, G Leandro Barbosa, G Nick Young, G Randy Foye, F Ryan Andersen, F Brandon Bass, F Ersan Ilyasova, F Kris Humphries, F Darrell Arthur, F Nicolas Batum, F Boris Diaw, C Javale Mcgee, C Roy Hibbert
Draft options have been widely discussed on this site, and include pretty much any shooting guard and big man. I think the draft strategy should hinge on what is done via free agency. Meaning try to grab a starting quality, young either big man or shooting guard. And then fill the other need through the draft. This could involve packaging some picks to move up higher than 7th. Not sure this is worth also giving up the 15th pick unless Dougie sees something he really loves and knows it won't be around for him otherwise.
GLIMPSE AT THE FUTURE
With all that said, here's a few options at each position that seem attractive to me. Obviously each decision has an effect on other decisions, and many different unique scenarios could play out from here.
PG - Jrue Holiday
G (new)- Leandro Barbosa, Courtney Lee, Andre Miller
G/F - Evan Turner
F - Thad Young
F (new) - Ryan Andersen, Boris Diaw
Perry Jones III, Jared Sullinger, John Henson
C (new) - Andre Drummond
C - Nik Vucevic
Would love to hear thoughts, on any part of the proposal from the trade to cleaning house to free agency and draft strategy. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Sixers!