Originally Posted by Real Men Wear Green
If they let him go they're not a playoff team, or at best 8th seed. He's supposed to be their franchise player. Without him how are they going to be relevant?
I'm not sure how relevant they are with him. I'm a Sixers fan but I think that the franchise viewed this as a gamble. They didn't want Iggy anymore and thought that this was the best fit for them but knew he was damaged goods and there was a risk in taking him. I assume they figured that if he worked out then great, they'll sign him to an extension and if not they'd just let him walk. Obviously they're better with him but I don't view them as a contender.