Allen Iverson: 5 Possible Destinations for the Former NBA MVP
Since leaving the Denver Nuggets during the 2008-09 season, it had led to him playing in disastrous situations with the Pistons, Grizzlies, a second stint with the Sixers and overseas in Turkey with Besiktas Cola Turka.
He’s been a controversial player his whole career and once again he is looking for an NBA team who is willing to take a chance on him.
Here are five potential places he could end up.
The Celtics are a team who has recently experimented with acquiring players who are nearing the end of their careers, i.e., Sam Cassel, Rasheed Wallace and PJ Brown.
Allen Iverson could be a mentor to starting guard Rajon Rondo, who needs some one to teach him how to be a scorer.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers may be a club due for a roster overhaul after the retirement of Phil Jackson.
While new coach Mike Brown is definitely going to instill a defensive presence in this team, he will have to address matters on offense.
And let’s all be realistic.
Kobe Bryant isn’t what he used to be.
If he ever needed help in his career, it will be this season.
Iverson did average 35.6 points against the Lakers in the 2001 NBA Finals, so he may be an upgrade over the soon-to-be 15-year veteran Derek Fisher.
MVP Derrick Rose proved he couldn’t do it alone in this year’s playoffs.
Rose needs some help on the offensive end and Iverson could provide that assistance.
Iverson was once himself the slashing type of guard that Rose has flourished into and Iverson’s experience would be nothing but useful to him.
The Cleveland Cavaliers went 19-63 this season and missed the playoffs.
That officially dismisses them the right to not analyze every trade, signing or draft prospect to make them better.
While they do have the No. 1 and No. 4 picks, this is a very weak draft compared to past years and point guard is not the way to go.
Derrick Williams out of Arizona is going to end up being the first selection and he is going to need to get the ball from someone.
Iverson to the Kings sounds great from a business point.
Former NBA MVP, Rookie of the Year, 11-time All-Star, four-time scoring champion going to a team who’s quite possibly playing for the season in Sacramento.
And from a basketball standpoint?
Sacramento fans would fill the Power Balance Pavilion to capacity to witness Iverson on the break dishing the ball to either DeMarcus Cousins or Tyreke Evans.
He could be possibly fill the distributor role and be a tremendous upgrade over Beno Udrih.