Sixers, Clippers Discussing Iguodala-Kaman Trade

by June 08, 2011

Amid much speculation of an Andre IguodalaMonta Ellis trade, a new team has emerged: the Los Angeles Clippers. There is a reported deal in place to send Iguodala out West in exchange for Chris Kaman. From ESPN:

“The Clippers have long maintained that the only scenario that would convince them to part with Kaman — whose career has been plagued by injuries but who had an All-Star season in 2010 — is getting an elite small forward in return. Iguodala’s athleticism and defensive skills would figure to mesh well alongside star power forward Blake Griffin and young center DeAndre Jordan. The Clippers are determined to keep Jordan over Kaman as their center of the future as Jordan heads for restricted free agency. But it appears that the Sixers are weighing various trade possibilities as they gauge the market for Iguodala. Earlier this week, ESPN The Magazine’s Ric Bucher reported that the Sixers and Golden State Warriors have likewise discussed a trade that would swap Monta Ellis for Iguodala. Trade talk generally picks up leaguewide at this time every year, as the NBA draft approaches, but sources say that the Sixers could well delay any trade until after the completion of the team’s potential sale from Comcast-Spectacor to a group headed by New York-based leveraged buyout specialist Joshua Harris, as reported Tuesday by’s Henry Abbott. In both cases — Iguodala for Kaman or Iguodala for Ellis — current salaries for the players involved are close enough that the swap could be made without adding additional players to the deal to satisfy current salary-cap requirements. Iguodala and Kaman are both represented by agent Rob Pelinka.”