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#1 LALakersFan4Life

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Posted August 12, 2008 - 03:08 PM

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The Philadelphia 76ers and restricted free agent Andre Iguodala have agreed to a six-year, $80 million contract, league sources told ESPN.com.

The athletic and exciting 6-foot-6 forward/guard has improved his scoring average in each of his first four seasons, and promises to be a mainstay on a Sixers team that recently signed former Clippers big man Elton Brand to an estimated $82 million free-agent contract.

Point guard Andre Miller, center Samuel Dalembert, and promising bench players like Thaddeus Young and Louis Williams make the Sixers an emergent force in the East. The young team managed to extend the Detroit Pistons to six games in the opening round of this year's playoffs -- and that was even before they added one of the NBA's best post scorers in Brand. Now the Sixers will be a popular pick to join the league's elite for many years to come.

If the Sixers had not been able to sign Iguodala, the 24-year-old could have played this season for them after signing a qualifying offer, which would have made him an unrestricted free agent next summer. In that scenario, the Sixers could have lost their most exciting young star without any compensation.

Iguodala and the team had an opportunity to work out a contract extension last summer but could not come to an agreement. Talks this offseason moved slowly until the last 24 hours, when, sources say, the team significantly increased its offer.

Although the basic terms of the deal have been agreed to, the new contract has yet to be finalized and signed.


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#2 Guest_Nissan_*

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Posted August 12, 2008 - 03:09 PM

6 years, $80M? :D

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Posted August 12, 2008 - 03:27 PM

damn, too much money.

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Posted August 12, 2008 - 03:30 PM

6 years, $80M? :D


I think he's worth it. Good defender, very athletic, can create scoring opportunities for himself, decent 3-pt shooter, and durable.

Season Team G GS MPG FG% 3p% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
07-08 PHI 82 82 39.5 0.456 0.329 0.721 1.0 4.4 5.4 4.8 2.1 0.6 2.61 2.30 19.9



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Posted August 12, 2008 - 03:32 PM

I think he's worth it. Good defender, very athletic, can create scoring opportunities for himself, decent 3-pt shooter, and durable.

The Sixers overpaid for him. Compare his deal to Josh Smith's deal. :D Smith is a better player...

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Posted August 12, 2008 - 03:51 PM

Dang all these guys from the 04'draft are getting paid, i wonder how much Gordon's gonna ask for.
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Posted August 12, 2008 - 03:54 PM

The Sixers overpaid for him. Compare his deal to Josh Smith's deal. :D Smith is a better player...


Josh Smith got $58M over 5 seasons = $11.6M/year
- Sports analysts agree that the Hawks got pretty lucky with this. So do I. And I don't think that Josh Smith is necessarily a BETTER basketball player than Iguodola. I'd pick J-Smoove over AI2 any day of the week, but Andre is constantly underrated.

Luol Deng got $71M over 6 seasons = $11.83M/year

Andre Iguodola got $80M over 6 seasons = $13.3M/year
- To me, Iguodola > Deng. I would have done what the Sixers did. I would have offered a big deal so that Iguodola wouldn't be attracted to signing only a qualifying offer. If the Sixers weren't able to sign him this year, he could have become an unrestricted FA next year, meaning that Philly could have lost him for nothing.

Edited by funkychunky, August 12, 2008 - 03:55 PM.


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Posted August 12, 2008 - 03:57 PM

Almost $14M for a player who is not a franchise player is a lot of money. Iggy is better in a Pippen type role instead of building a team around him. He's not worth $13-14M per year.

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Posted August 12, 2008 - 04:17 PM

Almost $14M for a player who is not a franchise player is a lot of money. Iggy is better in a Pippen type role instead of building a team around him. He's not worth $13-14M per year.


Sometimes, you pay a bit more than what you want to pay in order to keep a valuable asset to your team. 13.3M/year for a reliable 2nd option isn't too bad for an Eastern contender. Look at our salaries.

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Posted August 12, 2008 - 04:52 PM

why didnt we trade LO for one of those players

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Posted August 12, 2008 - 05:54 PM

Bout time. Definitely overpaid for him though. He's not a franchise player. I like the guy but he's a 2nd option at best.

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Posted August 12, 2008 - 06:32 PM

the sixers were probably just like dude... lets get this over with we dont even care anymore... so he got more money, but i think its fair... to be honest... he is a solid role player... maybe one mil a year more then it should be but not terrible...


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Posted August 12, 2008 - 08:37 PM

way too much money!

but glad he is on the team, him and bran and miller, DAYUM!!

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