Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Posted: 12:21 p.m.
The story cites a source that stresses that the deal is not imminent but that it has merits for both sides.
Ellis, 25, averaged 24.1 points and 5.6 assists in 80 games last season. For his six-year career, the 6-foot-3 shooting guard has averages of 19.4 points and 4.2 assists.
Iguodala, 27, is coming off a season in which he averaged 14.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 67 games. His career averages are 15.6 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
Ellis would become the Sixers' No. 1 option on offense, a role that Iguodala has struggled to fill for most of his career. It would also open up playing time at the small forward spot for 2010 first-round pick Evan Turner.
If acquired by the Warriors, Iguodala would give the team more height in the backcourt to go alongside young point guard Stephen Curry.
For each of the next three seasons, Ellis is owed 11 million per year. Iguodala's contract will pay him 13.5 million next season, followed by a year at 14.7 million and a player option at 15.9 million.
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