Among the players linked to the Philadelphia 76ers in trade rumors regarding swingman Andre Iguodala is Los Angeles Clippers center Chris Kaman, but as Eric Pincus of HOOPSWORLD reports, the Sixers want more from L.A. than merely the one-time All-Star. Though the trade "still remains an option for the Sixers," Pincus writes, there are several reasons why Philadelphia has yet to make it.
Kaman, a seven-footer with true back-to-basket scoring skills, fits an obvious need for Philadelphia, which started the perimeter-oriented Spencer Hawes at center last season. It went small at times as well, also moving power forwards Elton Brand and Marreese Speights to the five with Hawes on the bench. In his career, Kaman's averaged 11.8 points and 8.3 rebounds, but in his last fully healthy season, he posted 18.5 points and 9.3 rebounds en route to his first All-Star appearance.
Pincus says the Sixers might be holding out for the Clippers to add another young asset, such as small forward Al-Farouq Aminu, to their offer. Another issue is Kaman's contract, which expires at the end of next season: they're not so desperate to cut costs that they're willing to trade Iguodala, their top player, for a one-year rental.
Philadelphia fans aren't enamored with the idea of an Iguodala/Kaman trade