Tuesday, August 5th, 2008 at 11:00 am  |  35 responses

Andre Iguodala Wants F-U Money

“It has been reported that Iguodala is seeking a six-year, $75 million deal.”

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  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    thats not fu money. hes worth it.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    He ain’t worth it, let him go to Europe.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I highly doubt the Sixers have that much space left.

  • http://www.ballerblogger.com Brandon Hoffman

    Again, it’s about market value. If Monta Ellis is worth $67 million, it’s not unreasonable for Iguodola to believe he’s worth $75 million. Iguodola is a very good defensive player. He’s also young and athletic. Iggy averaged 20 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals last season. Maybe he isn’t worth $75 million, but he’s worth just as much as Monta Ellis is.

  • Mendel

    Yeah, tell your agent that the Olympicos routine is just about worn out, so AI be prepared to play for the Sultans in the Turkey Basketball Association

  • Tuomas

    Wouldn’t have hurt your case to have a good playoff series, Andre. Oh, and Tayshaun says hi.

  • Mendel

    Clippers here your chance to get even and say karma is a beach.

  • Yann Blavec

    After all, it’s the franchise that drafted Shawn Bradley with the 2nd pick overall…

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    mendel, that would be crazy. baron, iggy, ricky, al, kaveman. is tim thomas still on the clippers? sterling wouldnt pay for iggy.

  • Jason

    If this dude don’t stop thinking he is a max contract player I am going to scream

  • Z

    Brandon does have a point… if Monta is worth 67 and Luol is worth 71,… I can see why Iggy would ask 70 some.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    he is worth it. Elton must be kicking himself for making Philly give him the maximum, because without Iggy the Sixers will just be another 5th seed in the LEastern confrence.

  • ciolkstar

    The Monta comparison is interesting because Iggy is a bigger and stronger physically but the shooting % is where Monta outclasses him. ‘Dre’s defense is tight and he seems like a hardworking player. All things being equal he is worth Monta money but I don’t think the Sixers are going to give it to him (especially after locking up Lou Williams long term) does ANYONE else have that much caproom?

  • B. Long

    Get’em Clips.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    since the Clippers already have Al Thorton and Ricky Davis, it would make no sence to get Iggy.

  • http://joel.ongutoronto.ca Joel O’s

    I think he, and all of us have to look at the bigger picture though. Should Iggy take the huge contract? Brandon’s point is legit: arguably lesser players are commanding a $70 mil contract, so Iggy definitely *deserves* to get what he can.

  • Ron

    Honestly, Iggy is a good player, but not great. Everyone knows Golden State over paid Monta (Thanks for leaving Baron) but just because one person was severely overpaid doesn’t mean Iggy should be as well. The dude is a second or third banana for any good team. He is a guy who can’t hit a J and doesn’t know how to take over a game (See Pistons 2008 Playoffs Series). So tell me again how he’s worth it? The deal that he was offered last year is the deal he should be looking for this year.

  • http://joel.ongutoronto.ca Joel O’s

    But is it good for the team? Look at Rashard Lewis’ monster contract last year; it may end up hurting them in the future. For a team like the rebuilding Sixers, not being able to add another much-needed piece or two for the simple reason of not having enough money may cripple them.

  • http://www.freewebs.com/betcats BETCATS

    maybe they sign and trade for a decent Small Forward and a draft pick and have this as a lineup
    C- Dalembert
    SF- Whover they get for iggy/Thad Young??
    SG- Willie Green? Kareem Rush? Louis Williams?
    PG- Andre Miller

  • http://www.ballislife.com Justin Walsh

    ….wow. I thought ben gordon was greedy.

  • Dennis Castro

    BET, I dont think they’re going to trade for a SF. Thaddeus’ starting at the 3 is pretty much a lock this year. He’s going to get at least 30 mins a game I would think.

  • The Promise

    They have already signed Lou Williams to a lucrative deal, so its going to be hard to give that much money. Im not so sure hes worth 75 million anyways…

  • tony

    The sixers can pay that fairly easily and still go over the cap by only by about 4mil. Sign and trade? For who? – Thad is the future at SF so you need equal value specifically at SG, which isn’t happening given that Iggy’s cap number would be considered a BYC in this scenario. His playoff performance is overblown; he had a great year and has improved in most areas (except FT% inexplicably) every season he’s been in the league, specifically shooting. And with Brand on the team he won’t be asked to be the primary scorer so then his versatility (great defense, good rebounding and above average passing) becomes key. Sign him and get it over with – 2nd/3rd best players on great teams make pretty much what he is asking; improvement will come from within as all players except EB are young and they will have the MLE next year to add piece.

  • Andrew

    Dala, Dala bills y’all.

    In this day and age, he’ll command that much but there’s no way he’s worth it. Just like Monta isn’t worth what he got, just like Luol isn’t worth what he got. These are all nice complimentary players but can never be counted on to be a legit #2 option let alone carry a team.

    If they feel like over-spending on someone, throw it at Josh Smith.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    Hello, one year qualifying offer.

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    If Iguodala is worth that much then Josh Smith is worth at least $80 million

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    josh smith IS worth at least 80 mil; or half a euro

  • Diogo

    If Rashard is worth 100+, Iggy is damn well worth 75. Pay the guy. There isn’t any sense in rebuilding when you don’t have what to rebuild on.

  • http://dyalekt.com d.Y.

    aww hamburgers…

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics/ Moose

    @ what: +1

  • http://www.myspace.com/linkstigatorkevin Kevin Wilson

    A) The current NBA market dictates that a contract like that is not a ridiculous request
    B) The Sixers can’t afford that after paying Brand and Williams.

    So maybe it is FU money, as in, “FU, watch somebody else pay me and force you into a sign-and-trade.”

  • http://www.myspace.com/linkstigatorkevin Kevin Wilson

    Should have added … it could be a calculated move by Iggy to get out of Philly.

  • Jay

    I don’t think he’s good enough for such a large contract on a case by case basis but that’s what the market is after Luol Deng signed for around 70 million. His demand isn’t unreasonable. If Deng is getting that much, then Iguodala shouldn’t settle for any less and in fact I think is right for asking for a bit more.

    They’re in the same tier. They’re different type of scorers; Deng is more midrange jumper and transition finisher and Iguodala will hit a few jumpers, a few layups, get to the line 6-7 times, finish on the break. Both are around 22-23 point scorers in their prime tops, but Iguodala’s playmaking puts his above Deng, with their defense being about equal.

    Market value aside, I don’t think Iguodala is a second best player for a championship caliber club. He may be a third player type and his salary wouldn’t be exorbitant for his place on the pecking order but I’d still like to have that second player in place before inking Iguodala and committing away so much of the payroll. But I guess Philly can’t lose him and will have to hope for the best.

  • Slobodan Chutzpah

    It is a ridiculous request. Iggy completely — and I mean COMPLETELY — choked in the playoffs. Why wouldn’t he do that again? It doesn’t bode well for your franchise’s title hopes when your second best player looks like he might puke at any moment when playing in meaningful games.

  • Slobodan Chutzpah

    Also, no other team will pony up anywhere close to that kind of money for him.