Andre Iguodala confirms he plans to opt out after season

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 5 years ago '05        #1
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Andre Iguodala confirms he plans to opt out after season
 

 

Odds are Andre Iguodala is back in Nuggets powder blue (and sometimes bright yellow) next season. There is a real fit there — on an up-tempo team he provides an athletic slashing scorer and perimeter defender they need to reach the top levels of the conference.

But the Nuggets are going to have to pony up a big wad of cash for the next four years or so to keep him.

Iguodala confirmed to Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida he likely will do what we all expected — opt out of the $16.1 million he is owed next season to seek a long-term deal. And yes, Iguodala knows that his next deal is not likely to start at $16.1 million.

“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.’’

Denver’s front office has known this was coming since they jumped in the Andrew Bynum/Dwight Howard trade to get him. They certainly have a number in mind — with Iguodala off the books they would have about $52.5 million on the books for the next season, so they have the room to bring Iggy back and tweak the roster in other places. The Nuggets will not want to pay the luxury tax but that likely will be in the $72 million a year ballpark next season.

Of course, there is a chance a team other than the Nuggets could come in with a bigger offer. But Iggy likes where he’s at.

“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.

“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.’’

Iggy also said he would like to get back in the fold with Team USA — he won a gold medal in Turkey in 2010 at the World Championships with the squad but did not get an invite to play in London. On a team that likes to run and needs good perimeter defenders he is a good fit, but it will depend on the team makeup and how many of the superstars of the game decide to play in 2014 for the next round of World Championships.

But that’s a summer away. Right now it is the playoffs then an interesting summer that are on Iguodala’s plate.

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 5 years ago '09        #2
Lupe Hunter 77 heat pts77
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I would like to see him go to LA to play for the Lakers or Chicago.
 5 years ago '09        #3
ReggieA 196 heat pts196
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He ain't going to get a big deal like he did in Philly has no one learned from Richard Jefferson when he opted out in SA, and no one wanted him, and he had to come back for less.
 5 years ago '05        #4
Dun Language 3961 heat pts3961 OP
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lakers need a wing. bad. chicago could use him also
 5 years ago '12        #5
Kastanova 91 heat pts91
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Iggy... just stay till 2014 you'll be getting paid come 2014 from different organizations who have cap space.
 5 years ago '09        #6
Lupe Hunter 77 heat pts77
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 ReggieA said:
He ain't going to get a big deal like he did in Philly has no one learned from Richard Jefferson when he opted out in SA, and no one wanted him, and he had to come back for less.
So nobody wants a player who can play and defend 3 position, excellent passer who doesnt need to score to be effective interesting

Richard Jefferson is a bad comparison
 5 years ago '09        #7
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 Lupe Hunter said:
So nobody wants a player who can play and defend 3 position, excellent passer who doesnt need to score to be effective interesting

Richard Jefferson is a bad comparison
I'm saying he is making 13 mil a year, and with Denver's cap situation, he would have to come back for less money, unless someone jumps the gun and give him more money. The line up they got now, they can compete in the post-season. Now if he is willing to take less after he opts out, then that's different. I'm not comparing his talents to RJ, just the situation. I remember RJ opted out of SAS for a longer contract, and they pretty much told him to kick rocks and he was making 9+ mil a year on his old deal, and when he tested the market, no one wanted him for what he was offering, so he went back to SAS, he took less than half of what he wanted initially. IMO, if AI is not trying to take a pay cut, he should wait one more year and get paid, I mean he indicated he wants to stay.
 5 years ago '09        #8
That Guy Fly 21 heat pts21
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Iggy headed to LA.
 5 years ago '05        #9
Danger Zone 58 heat pts58
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Iggy ain't goin nowhere
 5 years ago '12        #10
GucciBoy347 39 heat pts39
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Come to LA iggy . Metta is opting out and taking the pay cut

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 03-31-2013, 10:10 AM         #11
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Iggy going to L.A., he's going be be Kobe's Pippen, trust me....he'd help Kobe with ball handling and help the team single handlely in transistion on both sides of the ball, i just hope Metta/Blake/Nash isn't on the team next season
 5 years ago '06        #12
Rique 58 heat pts58
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Good glue guy nothing special, but nets gave wallace 10 mill a year so who knows. Iggy might get 12 just off that
 5 years ago '09        #13
That Guy Fly 21 heat pts21
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Iggy, Kobe, Dwight and whoever else they have whether its Pau and Nash or others would be a pretty good lineup especially if they can get the bench better. The only problem would be D'Antoni
 03-31-2013, 10:17 AM         #14
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 Rique said:
Good glue guy nothing special, but nets gave wallace 10 mill a year so who knows. Iggy might get 12 just off that
Lakers need to trade Metta/Nash and give Iggy they money
 03-31-2013, 10:18 AM         #15
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 Fly 2ndComing said:
Iggy, Kobe, Dwight and whoever else they have whether its Pau and Nash or others would be a pretty good lineup especially if they can get the bench better. The only problem would be D'Antoni
i hope Nash retire and if we can trade Gasol for a space 4 and a bench piece i'd be fu*king happy, have to get younger/quicker and athletic man
 5 years ago '06        #16
Rique 58 heat pts58
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 k3llz said:
Lakers need to trade Metta/Nash and give Iggy they money
Why would Nuggets want Nash and Metta it doesnt make them better
 5 years ago '09        #17
Axl Rose 21 heat pts21
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 k3llz said:
Lakers need to trade Metta/Nash and give Iggy they money
even if you traded nash and metta you still wouldnt have enough to sign iggy


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 5 years ago '12        #18
GucciBoy347 39 heat pts39
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 Poohdini said:
even if you traded nash and metta you still wouldnt have enough to sign iggy
 5 years ago '11        #19
Joseph 13 heat pts13
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Iquodala isn't even really that good, he's pretty much a jack of all trades roll player. I wouldn't sign him for anymore than 9-10 mil a year.
 5 years ago '12        #20
Kastanova 91 heat pts91
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you n*ggas saying Iggy to LA never heard of cap space?

He's not signing to the MLE

so no Iggy for you n*ggas unless he waited till 2014
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