Time to trade Iverson?
I personally think it is time that Allen Iverson be traded. I know a lot of people may disagree with me, but you have to ask yourself will Iverson ever win a title? I donít think anyone can honestly answer yes, and thatís the goal obviously for any NBA team. Letís look at some stats. He averaged 24.24 shots per game, 7.9 assists per game, and 4.59 assists per game. So that is on average 36.73 possessions that on average begin and end with Iverson. I think that is entirely too many. His field goal percentage is not that good (42.4%) and is assist to turnover ratio is not that good (1.72). He claims to care about winning, yet he never volunteers to take a pay cut, or does any recruiting, such as talking to Michael Finley. Now maybe the team may take a step or two backwards, but I think that would be fine, because I donít think with Iverson we will win a championship.
Another reason why I think we should trade him is his durability. Now I know he is tough, but he is a little guy who gets banged around a lot. Itís beginning to take its toll. You can see it by the fact heís been missing more and more games every year. He may not have that much time left. We should trade while he still has a little value.
Now, what should we trade for him? Iím not really sure, it wouldnít have to be that much in my opinion. Somebody or some pick of any value. We canít get that much for him. Because it seems to be quite obvious that nobody really wants him. Teams arenít exactly breaking down the door with offers. So it would hard for me to say what we should trade for when Iím not sure what other teams are willing to offer. As I said before the trade may hurt us in the short-run but to have any chance of winning a championship in within the next couple of years, I think it is something that needs to be done.
My opinion has nothing to do with him being perceived as a thug, or supposed bad attitude or anything like. It is strictly based by what goes on, on the court . This is all of course assuming Iverson doesnít change his ways, which I donít think he will. Also this is just my opinion everyone is free to disagree with it, Iím just trying to express my views, for others to view, and express there own opinions.
Last edited by TomDeFiore; 09-01-2005 at 12:23 AM.