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All Things Philly Sports:
As part of a huge 4 team trade involving Dwight Howard, the Sixers have pulled off a major addition, acquiring Andrew Bynum from the Lakers while dealing off Andre Iguodala to the Nuggets. The details of the trade are still emerging, but as of now the deal looks something like this:
Three 1st round picks
While the Sixers did have to give up several more pieces besides Iguodala, including their two most recent first round picks, Bynum and Jason Richardson are huge additions for the Sixers. Bynum is certainly enigmatic but he is also one of the best centers in the league, probably better than all big men besides Dwight Howard. The one drawback to Bynum is that he is a free agent after the coming season and has indicated that he won't re-sign but he is from New Jersey so perhaps he will consider staying closer to home. Adding Richardson and his three point prowess to the team will also help spread the floor.
As for Iguodala, he been a key member of the Sixers for nearly a decade and he will be missed. While he was miscast as the leader of a team, Iguodala is still a great defender and a solid all-around basketball player. It's unfortunate that all of this went down when he was in London representing our country but the Sixers likely had to strike now to make sure the deal got done.
Huge, franchise changing move for the Sixers, and one that I applaud. Bynum could certainly leave after just one season but the Sixers have taken their first step towards becoming a team that can compete with the Heat in the Eastern Conference.
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Dwight Howard is now a Laker, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.
The Los Angeles Lakers will receive Howard while the Denver Nuggets get Andre Iguodola, the Philadelpia 76ers receive Andrew Bynum and Jason Richardson, and the Orlando Magic will get Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington, Nikola Vucevic and one protected future first-round pick from each of the other three teams.
We might be losing Iguodala folks, that's either great for some of you or horrible for the rest of you, eithere way this is beneficial for our Philadelphia franchise.
"There are multiple moving parts in the fluid talks”, said Rant Sports’ Director of Content Dan Parzych. “The framework of a possible deal includes Howard and Denver forward Al Harrington going to...
Andrew Bynum to Philly? How much else could you ask for as a Sixers fan?
Last night, a huge 4-team deal went down headlining this trade was Dwight Howard to L.A. and Andrew Bynum to the 76ers. I’m going to tell you why the Philadelphia 76ers are now a top contender in the East.
Now first off, yes you are losing your star player, Andre Igoudala, but you are receiving arguably the...
On Thursday night, the NBA world was turned upside down. In part of a four team trade, the Philadelphia 76ers made a HUGE splash, and the Lakers got even better.
Philadelphia 76ers receive:
Andrew Bynum (from LA)
Jason Richardson (from Orlando)
Dwight Howard (from Orlando)
Denver Nuggets receive:
Andre Iguodala (from Philadelphia...
Dwight Howard's departure from Orlando is nearly complete. The All-Star center could be a member of the Los Angeles Lakers as soon as Friday, pending NBA approval of a four-team, eight-player trade also involving Denver and Philadelphia. A person familiar with the details says a conference call has been set up Friday with team representatives and league officials. Teams are required...
Look, I get it. It was late Friday when the details were finalized that sent Philadelphia Sixers first round draft pick Maurice Harkless to the Orlando Magic, part of the Dwight Howard/Andrew Bynum/Andre Iguodala four-team deal.
I’m sure the Sixers organization now has a boatload of Harkless gear that they still have to unload, even though he won’t play one game for them...
Talks were progressing once again late Thursday involving Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard coming to the Lakers in a four-team, multi-player proposal that included Andrew Bynum going to the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Lakers wouldnt comment officially on the rumors, but General Manager Mitch Kupchak was in the office most of Thursday working.
But with so many moving parts, players...
You can’t say the Philadelphia 76ers marketing department is slow because look at what they put up: If you haven’t been paying attention Andrew Bynum is now a Sixer. H/T Michael Preston
Tyson Chandler, Andre Iguodala, Deron Williams & LeBron James were spotted waiting for the train today in London:
After years of rumors the Sixers moved Andre Iguodola in a four team deal. In the deal the Sixers get Andrew Bynum from the Lakers and Jason Richardson from the Magic. Last season with the Lakers Bynum averaged 18.7 points and 11.8 rebounds with the Lakers. Richardson is coming off his worst season of his career after averaging 11 ppg.
Iguodala the longest tenured Sixer never lived...