Posted May 03, 2013

Report: Nuggets’ Andre Iguodala expected to opt out of contract

NBA
Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala is expected to opt of his contract. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala is expected to opt out of his contract. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract, forgoing $16 million in salary he would be owed next season, reports the Denver Post.

If Iguodala opts out he will be an unrestricted free agent, and the $16 million salary for next season is a player option. He made just under $15 million in the 2012-13 season.

Iguodala played in 80 games this past season, averaging 13 points, 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds a game for the Nuggets. He averaged 18 a contest in the team’s first-round playoff series loss to the Golden State Warriors.

More from the Denver Post:

The Nuggets have $51 million in guaranteed salary already tied up for next season. The salary cap was $58.044 million for the 2012-13 season. The luxury tax is $70.307 million. Neither of those numbers will go down next season, meaning even with contract decisions to be made on Iguodala and unrestricted free agent Corey Brewer, the Nuggets, who were well under the luxury tax, are in good financial shape.


14 comments
KevinTravers
KevinTravers

Yeah, no way he gets +$16 million.

 

But I get the logic of signing a long term deal for ~12 per.

bricruz_23
bricruz_23

He wants more security with a long term contract, even if it means sacrificing a few million a year annually. He's probably looking for a 4 or 5 year deal that will pay him somewhere from 10-12 million annually

JerryAd2013
JerryAd2013

He want to join the overpaid players. there's a lot who is worth 16 million but not him yet

SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq like.author.displayName 1 Like

Good player, but not worth 16M at all.   That 9 million a year the Celts coughed up for Jeff Green is looking like a bargain compared to AI!

DavidHarte
DavidHarte like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

From a Warriors fan, this guy seemed your best player in the clutch.  Lawson is good, but very small, and he disappeared when you needed him most.

 

Iguodala would look great in Warriors' gold....

rckymtn4
rckymtn4

 @DavidHarte

 If Golden State wants to give him 16+ million for 13-5-5 go ahead.

EarlMartyPrice
EarlMartyPrice

 @rckymtn4  @DavidHarte Oh hell no..no one is going to give him that much. He is a good defender, but no way do the Warriors need him. Hell getting Brandon Rush back and keeping Jared Jack is way more important then this dude

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius like.author.displayName 1 Like

Most over rated player in the NBA. His swan song with the Nuggets - 7 of 18 shooting was typical of his talents. I just hope the Nuggets are not so stupid as to offer him a high dollar, long term deal. After he opts out and no team rushes to sign him they should offer him two years at $10 million each.

rckymtn4
rckymtn4 like.author.displayName like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 3 Like

He is doing the Nuggets a favor. Sixteen million for his game is too much.