According to SI, Philadelphia has offered Allen Iverson a non-guaranteed, one-year contract. With nowhere else to go, and no other team that wants him, I’d expect A.I. will accept the deal.
And if he does, watch out for Lou Williams’ starting position — when he returns from his broken jaw. A.I. isn’t exactly cool with coming off the bench.
For Iverson, this might be seen as a slap in the face. After all he did for Philly, all the years he singlehandedly led the Sixers into the playoffs and beyond, he is now offered a NON-GUARANTEED contract? Philly hasn’t shown much loyalty to him, but Iverson likely has no other option. It’s probably retire or play for the Sixers.
One guy in this situation I don’t admire? Eddie Jordan. First of all, his team’s been awful, losing seven straight. Second of all, he now has to coach one of the league’s bigger headaches, a player who still seems to think he’s one of the best players in the world despite numerous evidence he isn’t.
The one positive for Jordan, should Iverson accept the contract? He won’t have to start Jrue Holiday anymore.