Trade rumors swirl around Iguodala


With the NBA trading deadline less than a month away, rumors abound.
And some of them involve 76ers forward Andre Iguodala, the team’s
leading scorer.

If true, it would signify a drastic change in the thinking of Sixers
president and general manager Ed Stefanski about the potential of the
team as currently constructed.

Stefanski wouldn’t comment Monday other than to say, "We talk to all the teams on a regular basis."

Iguodala has already been mentioned in a possible deal for Houston’s Tracy McGrady, who has a $23 million contract that expires at the end of the season. Yahoo!sports, citing anonymous sources, reported that Cleveland might be interested in Iguodala. Both Shaquille O’Neal ($20 million) and Zydrunas Ilgauskas ($11.5 million) also have expiring contracts.

Iguodala, who has four years and $56 million left on his contract, is making $12.2 million this season.

The Web site also indicated that the Sixers could be interested in Phoenix’s Amare Stoudemire, who could possibly opt out of his $17.7 million contract for next season and become a free agent.

Any of these moves would accomplish a big objective for the Sixers — getting some salary cap room at the end of the season.

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