Sixers Get Iverson Back; Iggy Staying?

by February 16, 2010

Still dealing with his daughter’s illness, Allen returned to practice yesterday (and is expected to suit up tonight against the Heat), and the media in Philly seems to believe that the tam isn’t trading Andre Iguodala: “As Thursday’s NBA trading deadline approaches, the likelihood of the 76ers’ trading swingman Andre Iguodala has lessened. One source close to the team indicated that Iguodala was very unlikely to be traded. Another source close to negotiations said that ‘unless they change their position,’ the Sixers would not be trading Iguodala and are absolutely not looking to shed salary. After this season, Iguodala has four years and $56 million remaining on his contract, the final season of which is a player option. Iguodala is in his sixth NBA season and is averaging 17.1 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 5.7 assists a game. Sixers general manager Ed Stefanski has maintained for weeks that the team would not make a decision based on finances – their 2010-11 payroll is already over the threshold for the luxury tax – only entertaining scenarios that make basketball sense.”