Andre Iguodala Likely to Opt Out of His Contract This Summer

by March 31, 2013

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.'”