A Sixer for much longer?
There's really no end to the trade and draft rumors leading up to the draft but I'll probably stop with this one for today unless something specifically related to the Celtics comes up. And just so this is clear, I don't think this has anything to do with the Celtics aside from the fact that it involves a Division rival. But I guess you never know.
Just like last offseason, forward Andre Iguodala is connected to more trade rumors than any of his teammates. The 28-year-old forward has been mentioned in a possible deal involving the Los Angeles Lakers and center/forward Pau Gasol, something the Sixers front office will neither confirm nor deny. The Golden State Warriors, with four picks in the draft (7, 30, 35, and 52), are believed to be interested in adding a veteran small forward capable of playing defense to their starting lineup, and naturally Iguodala's name has come up. Another lottery team believed to be interested in possibly making a move for Iguodala is the Toronto Raptors, who own the eighth pick in the first round.
Unless Ainge gets really creative - like really, really creative, I don't see him landing in Boston anytime soon. Too bad though, because I'm a big Iggy fan. He's not a 1A guy, but he's about as good as you can get in a 1B guy.