Ken Berger of CBS Sports has the latest on the whirlwind of Andre Iguodala trade talks:
The Sixers already have turned down the Clippers' offer of Chris Kaman and Ryan Gomes for Iguodala and Marreese Speights, and a person with knowledge of Philadelphia's strategy said the Sixers are "not taking Kaman."
Given [Andre Iguodala's] pricetag, it's no surprise that the Clippers have not yet offered their most valuable asset this side of Blake Griffin -- Minnesota's unprotected No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft. And almost certainly won't.
As for an Iguodala-for-Lamar Odom swap with the Lakers, nothing there -- "zero" -- said a source.
This is good news, I guess. The only trade I'm really interested at this point is Iguodala for the number two pick. I still say no trade happens before the lockout, because everyone's saying the new owners have the authority to veto any trade, and they won't hesitate to do so. I don't blame them if that is indeed the case. We all know – outside of the T'Wolves rumor – these trades are very underwhelming, and flat-out robbery in most cases.
I predict Iguodala is eventually traded when the new owners come in. I also predict they change the stance on only wanting a veteran in return for Andre. Wishful thinking, maybe. But that's the only optimism I can muster at this point.