Posted June 14, 2013

Report: Nuggets’ Andre Iguodala to opt out of deal

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Andre Iguodala will opt out of the final year of his deal and become a free agent. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets forward Andre Iguodala will opt out of the final year of his contract and enter free agency, reports Yahoo! Sports.

He has until June 25 to exercise the early termination clause on his contract, and most players wait until the deadline to file the necessary paperwork.

“We are fully aware of Andre’s intentions and he’s well aware of how much we want him back,”  Nuggets CEO Josh Kroenke said. “Andre us a huge priority for our organization.”

Iguodala was scheduled to make $15.9 million next season and will be eligible to sign a new four-year deal elsewhere or sign an extension up to five years with the Nuggets.

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Iguodala spent his first eight NBA seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers and averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.4 assists in his first season with the Nuggets, who won a franchise-record 57 games last season.


8 comments
SukeMadiq
SukeMadiq

He is worth about half of that 15.9M, I hope he takes a bath on this decision.  

usameos6
usameos6

Maybe he'll use the same fax machine that Elvis Dumerville used and this will all be a moot point.  

glclemg
glclemg

Come to LA and help Kobe.

6marK6
6marK6

Him and CP3 in Dallas would be nice.

6marK6
6marK6

Oh yeah, go to that carnival in Laker-land and let Kobe remind you every day that he is the man and you aren't.

WilyCoyoteSuperGenius
WilyCoyoteSuperGenius

Iguodala is under the impression he is a superstar. He isn't. He is a good defender and a mediocre scorer. The 76ers were mediocre to terrible for eight years with him. The Nuggets got kicked out in the first round of the playoffs. Offer him $30 million over three years  - when he rejects that - good riddance. 

I don't understand the whining about Ujiri and Karl leaving. They brought nothing to Denver but mediocrity. And there was no reason to believe that would change. The path to a competitive team in the NBA is failure. Tank a couple years, get in the lottery, clear cap space. The Miami Heat should be a model for every GM.

True Fan
True Fan

@WilyCoyoteSuperGenius Ujiri didn't have much of a chance with the Anthony situation but I've always felt that Karl was a good but not great coach. PS there aren't many superstars out there.

Holden
Holden

First, Ujiri...then Karl...now, Iggy.  Alas, Josh Kroenke remains.  

I'm anticipating the announcement of Josh being named, coach, GM and starting two-guard!  That would save the Nuggets millions of dollars, which they could apply to the purchase of another soccer team or, perhaps, the Kroenkes now want to tackle...cricket...?

Whatever their next venture, the stench of mediocrity follows them, wherever they go.  If Iggy re-signs, it's proof he doesn't care about winning a Championship.  Somehow, I suspect that's just not going to happen.

Not to worry, Nuggets fans...they'll be JUST good enough to sneak into the playoffs, next season...