Sixers interested in Andre Iguodala reunion
The Philadelphia 76ers are in search of answers ahead of the upcoming NBA trade deadline, looking at a long list of players that could help them take the next step on their quest for the Eastern Conference crown. Among them is veteran Andre Iguodala of the Memphis Grizzlies, who spent his first eight seasons in Philly, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer.
Iguodala has been a target of several teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, and even a potential reunion with the Denver Nuggets, whom he played for in 2012-13, following his eight-year stint in The City of Brotherly Love.
The Sixers have also inquired about three-and-D standout Robert Covington, though the price might be too high with many expected suitors for his services.
Philadelphia is looking to add shooters, given how they have struggled with an average jump-shooter in Joel Embiid and a non-shooter in Ben Simmons.
Names like Malik Beasley of the Nuggets, Glenn Robinson III of the Golden State Warriors, Davis Bertans of the Washington Wizards, and E’Twaun Moore of the New Orleans Pelicans have been floated by general manager Elton Brand, though a reunion with Iguodala could also give them a bona fide defender to trot out in the postseason.
The Grizzlies remain hellbent in getting a first-round pick in any trade for Iguodala, a price that could prove costly for a Sixers team that is devoid of much financial freedom after signing Tobias Harris and Al Horford to long-term deals this summer.