bmyers3317 wrote:People are missing the point.
1) Iguodala can and will opt of his contract after next season and will get another deal from someone similar to his last deal and we will be left holding the bag. Now is the time to get something for him because "he is our most valuable asset". It has nothing to do with Turner or Iggy vs Turner.
2) He will be playing all offseason in the olymipics with his Achilles tendon problems with little rest.
+1 and that is from a guy who loves Iggy and has greatly owered his expectations for Turner. These are the cold, hard facts. Even if he doesn't make the final Olympic team, that achilles is chronic and those legs have a lot of miles on them.
The other reason they aren't trading Turner, because really, why not trade both guys? He has no reasonable trade value in the league. Unless and until he develops that mid range jump shot he is a spirited, average athlete with versatility and a nice handle. In other words, a glue guy. All you could trade Turner for now is someone else's disappointment. Might as well keep him and hope that he starts hitting that jumper. At worst you dump him or re-sign him as a role player when his rookie deal is up. At best he develops that jumper and becomes a solid starter or top sixth man.
Keeping ET doesn't mean building the team around him, it just means he doesn't get traded this summer.