Thursday , Mar , 06 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Andre Iguodala a ‘Franchise’ Player?


He wants to be a franchise player. He wants to be paid accordingly. But he walked away from a $57 million contract extension. And his team is 28-33.And that has observers all around the NBA wondering exactly where that leaves the 76ers’ Andre Iguodala as he approaches restricted free agency this summer. In the midst of his fourth season after becoming the No. 9 overall pick in the NBA’s 2004 draft, he is the Sixers’ leading scorer and has been one of a handful of players in the league to maintain averages of at least 19 points, five rebounds and four assists. He was a member of the U.S. national select team that practiced with and scrimmaged against the Olympic team last summer. Jerry Colangelo, the managing director of the Olympic team, has said he is a likely candidate for the 2012 Olympic team.Click here for more from the Philadelphia Daily News.