The 76ers aren't winning and the team isn't meshing. Andre Iguodala is fully aware that one way to help solve the club's problems is to trade him.
"I would love to stay in Philadelphia, but if I'm playing somewhere else, I definitely understand how that could happen. I know how the business works," he told FanHouse on Friday night. "You have to be prepared for anything in this league. And I am. It's one of the first things you learn when you get here. Guys get traded on draft night."
Iguodala's trade value is low right now due to the tendinitis in his right Achilles tendon that he has been dealing with this season. The four years and $56 million remaining on his contract is another reason it might be difficult to trade him.
Iguodala is at a point in his career that he just wants to play for a winning team.
"Losing like this is tough. It doesn't matter who you're playing with," Iguodala said. "I'm here trying to help the young guys. My whole thing is to go out there, and use this as a learning experience. I couldn't ask for a better job. I'm just happy now to playing ball, wherever that will be."
I thought it was an interesting fit. The kings seem to be looking for a veteran, leader, scorer/defender to kind of mentor the other players. We have the cap, and maybe some pieces they might like in a trade. I believe it says he is already signed for 4 more years as well. On top of that, and back to defense, Coach K said he was the USA teams lockdown defender. However, he does want to play for a winning team.
My other interest, obviously the coach, is that we go with Westphal for a small amount longer if we still struggle. Mike Brown is my choice. Worked with Lebron when he was still a young superstar, not that he is old now, and handled a team that had some good young pieces around it.
That Cavs team was much better than our team at this time, I just thought he did a great