Sixers: Iggy On The Move?

28 01 2010

by Michael DeLuca

The Sixers have been trying to dump Samuel Dalembert and his $13 million 2010-2011 salary off on the Houston Rockets since news broke that Yao Ming would miss the entire 09-10 season.  Their hope was to get back the expiring contract of Tracy McGrady, though fillers would be necessary on Philly’s end.  Trade talks have resumed recently and, according to Katie Fagan of the Philadelphia Inquirer, a source close to the situation has confirmed that the Houston Rockets will only discuss a deal with the Sixers if it involves Andre Iguodala.  Iguodala was considered an untouchable by Sixers’ GM Ed Stefanski as recently as a season ago but this is the second trade scenario he’s been linked to this week, the first one involving the Cleveland Cavaliers.  Iggy has more than $56 million remaining on his contract, which includes three more seasons.

PCPTAKE:   A Dalembert/Iguodala for McGrady & Chase Buddinger deal would make a lot of sense for the both teams.  The Sixers would shed two large contracts, allowing them to be players in the star studded 2010 free agent market & Buddinger is a decent prospect that could absorb some of Iggy’s minutes while developing.

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