|Happy belated Valentine's Day everyone. Hope your love life is treating you better than your Sixers fan life these days. Fresh off their first loss in which they carried a lead into the fourth quarter, the Sixers (minus Jrue) won't play for a week. Let's take a realistic at what this team's options are going forward.|
|Adrian Wojnarowski has the scoop on a potential trade in which the Sixers would help facilitate a deal to send Dwight Howard to the Lakers. It's a four-team trade (which makes is highly unlikely), but the Sixers part would be sending Iguodala to Denver and getting Bynum from the Lakers. Sign me up.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersSigh...it's nice that people can kick iguodala even when he's gone...
|According to Marc Stein, the Sixers are on the verge of trading Marreese Speights in a three-team deal that would land Speights in Memphis, Xavier Henry in New Orleans and two future draft picks in Philadelphia.|
|Dwight Howard to Chicago. Chris Paul to New York. Dwight Howard and Chris Paul to the Lakers. The rumors are everywhere, the writers are chomping at the bit for even the slightest morsel of insider info, and our beloved Sixers, well, they're wondering if a moose would make a good mascot.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersum, so was i i almost always am...
|Sam Amick drops two Andre Iguodala trade rumor bombshells tonight. One: Andre Iguodala for Lamar Odom and possibly Ron Artest. Two: Andre Iguodala for the number two pick in the draft from Minnesota. My thoughts to follow.|
|Since it seems like everyone who's in favor of trading Andre Iguodala for Monta Ellis views Ellis' superduper scoring ability as more valuable than Iguodala's all-around game, I thought I'd do a little math exercise to see exactly how much Monta's 24PPG would've helped the Sixers this past season.|
Latest comment: from GoSixersBoth parts of your rationale make no sense to me, but ok...
|This past week, the Sixers have been a hot topic not only in Philadelphia, which is a stranger circumstance than an outsider would think. They have made news worthy of coverage from outlets such as ESPN, SI.com, CBS Sports, and many other places with a national audience. Too bad I'm more worried than ever about this team, much more than a month ago.|
|Currently, this is a second-hand rumor coming from Robert Flores (I'm sure Ric Bucher is happy that his "scoop" is being stolen by an ESPN anchorman, but that's beside the point.) The actual tweet is as follows: "ESPN.com's Ric Bucher reporting #Warriors #76ers discussing Monta Ellis for Andre Iguodala trade. #NBA." Thoughts to follow. Here's the actual rumor.|
|It seems no matter what I write, the conversation always drifts back to trading Andre Iguodala, so why fight it? The most-relevant question regarding the Iguodala situation is probably what would other teams be willing to give up to obtain Andre Iguodala. Second on the list is what's the minimum you would accept in return. Let's tackle that one today.|
Latest comment: from Charlie HJosh McRoberts has no elite skills....
|TK76 asked the question of where Andre Iguodala would fit, and what kind of impact he'd have in the comments yesterday. As is usually the case, the best ideas around the parts begin in the comments, so let's spend the day ruminating on possible destinations for our best player.|
|Well, it's been written so we're going to have to discuss it. Kate Fagan has a piece today that says the Sixers will look to trade Andre Iguodala this summer. She doesn't quote sources, even un-named, though she does talk about reading between the lines. Either way, she pulls a couple of names out of a hat so let's break it down.|
|If you've been reading the papers, it seems pretty clear the Sixers are either happy with what they have, or driving the price up for Andre Iguodala by professing their love for him. Yesterday, the Sporting News reported that both Brand and Iguodala were essentially off the market. Let's tackle the fundamental question Rod Thorn is going to need to answer this morning before we turn our attention to tonight's game.|
|The incessant Carmelo Anthony rumors seem to be hitting a fever pitch. Apparently, the basic framework of a three-team deal is in place, but a fourth team may join the fray at some point, depending on whether Denver can find a taker for one of their bad contracts. The fourth team doesn't matter much, to me. I'm only interested in whether or not the trade will change things in the Eastern Conference, and more specifically, in the Atlantic Division.|
|Ken Berger has an interesting blurb on his blog over at CBS Sports today. The logic - and this is coming from "Rival Execs" ergo neither from the Knicks nor the Sixers - is that if Carmelo Anthony is traded somewhere other than New York, and signs an extension, the Knicks would go after Andre Iguodala closer to the trade deadline.|