Andre Iguodala is in a position to opt out of his contract after this season and test free agency. Iguodala’s contract pays him nearly $16 million a season.
“You got to weigh options. Security-wise, a player would opt out, 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.’’
“Obviously, it’s a business, so you’re going to look at your options. Here we have some good (prospects). But I’m not making any promises. But I’ve liked the last month and a half, two months, three months or however long (that Denver has been on a roll). It’s important for the future, so I’m just trying to win.’’
Iguodala, 29 is one of the best perimeter defender in the league. He naturally plays the 2, and is ranked among the top 5 Shooting Guards in the league. Andre Iguodala is averaging 12.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.7 steals with the Denver Nuggets in his first season with the team.
The Nuggets would be smart to re-up the superstar before he goes elsewhere and ends up with a max-deal being the number one option. Iguodala is playing for a very good Nuggets team, and they’re continuing to improve on defense. If he leaves Denver, it’s going to be for a lesser contender in the league.