Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 12:42 pm  |  19 responses

Andre Iguodala Likely to Opt Out of His Contract This Summer

If he doesn’t opt out of his contract in the coming offseason, Andre Iguodala will pull in $15.9 million in ’13-14, but would be without the long-term security that opting out and finding a new deal would provide him with. The Nuggets guard acknowledged to Fox Sports Florida that opting out and searching for a longer deal is likely to be the move: “‘Yeah, definitely,’ Iguodala, 29, said of that being a distinct possibility. ‘You got to weigh options. Security-wise, a player would opt, especially with the type of season we’ve had as a team. Teams know what I can bring to them, and I know (the Nuggets) know what I can bring to a team here. Players get like $50, $60 or $70 or $80 (million over multiple years), whatever the number was, they gave up a big number (in an option season by opting out). But in the grand scheme of things, pretty much get it back. You got security.’ Iguodala said it’s no guarantee he would re-sign with Denver if he does the expected and opts out. But he has liked the progress the Nuggets (50-24) have made recently, which has included a 15-game winning streak that ended last Monday. ‘My main goal is, if we win here, everything will take care of itself, no matter what,’ Iguodala said. ‘I want to play for a team where I have an impact on the game without even scoring … I feel like if I win (with the Nuggets), I won’t have to worry about having to prove my worth.’”

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  • spit hot fiyah

    re-sign him. and trade gallo

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    It’s the smart thing to do. I’m assuming they wouldn’t be able to afford him unless they get rid of JaVale or Danillo.

  • the_unknown

    nooo not javale :(

  • spit hot fiyah

    just give javale more minutes and he is worth keeping at his price, one of the most efficient players on the team

  • roscoe

    Ig will end up on a contender… no doubt…

  • VC

    Gallo for Granger straight up.

  • nick

    gallo for rudy….raptors want those foreigners, and denver needs a go to guy

  • RKJ92

    Your an idiot.

  • Matt

    It would be great if they were able to trade Gallo for the right player. BUT, trading Gallo and not getting a player of his size would mean that the Nuggets wouldn’t be able to play small anymore, which is a big minus. The Nuggets rate as an offensive monster when they go small (although they get scored on like the Bobcats).

    All in all though, I don’t think the Nuggets will be able to get the player they want back. They could use a defensive big who can play alongside McGee/Faried that can also contribute to the spacing of the floor. Of course, those kinds of bigmen are few.

  • Matt

    Karl can’t give minutes to McGee. Faried and McGee play terrible defense with each other. The Nuggets rate as one of the worst defenses in the league when those two play w/ each other.

  • Matt

    Gay’s three point shooting has fell off the past few years. Unless he shows that he can make threes again, the Nuggets have no business trading for him.

  • Blue

    Stay in Denver Iggy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/starkpwnsyou Joshua Maria Peter Bautista

    I would re-sign Iggy, and trade for a guy like Wesley Matthews or Trevor Ariza.

  • spit hot fiyah

    didn’t know that. i’m assuming koufos is solid defensively. that is why they have coaches though right? teach them to play togeother, they seem like they have the tools to make up for each others weaknesses.

  • SixftShaq

    don’t call other people idiot if you can’t even spell.

  • http://twitter.com/jay258064 jay jay

    Grizzles actually wanted this trade before the raptors got him he was half correct lol

  • http://twitter.com/jay258064 jay jay

    And Denver’s not because why and don’t tell me they need a go to guy, I’m a denver fan and there TOP 5 in crunch time team.. lookem up

  • hoops-king13

    yeah i have to agree with you because i think the nugs can contend for a title.they’re young,fast,athletic,plays defense,and they have a pretty good coach.

  • RKJ92

    I don’t give a f*ck about how I spell, it doesn’t mean i’m an idiot it means that I say what I have to say and get back to work. The tripe out of that guys mouth though was pure ignorance, and unintelligent.