Andre Iguodala will join the 2013 free-agent class. Unlike other options — Chris Paul and Dwight Howard — he could be a realistic option for the Pistons.

Yahoo Sports reported Friday afternoon that the Nuggets small forward will opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent. The report also lists the Pistons as potential suitors — along with several other teams.

The Pistons like the athletic, veteran defender, and he fits the need of a starting-caliber small forward. And they will have the cap space with $20-million-plus to spend.

But there are some things to consider. Iguodala is giving up $16 million for next season, so you can bet he has indications he can get a sizable deal. He could land a deal in the $10-million to $11-million range. That price tag could be more than the Pistons are willing to pay. The Nuggets are interested, and they can sign him to five more years. The maximum length for a deal with a potential suitor is four years.

The Pistons also could draft a small forward, with Georgetown’s Otto Porter and UNLV’s Anthony Bennett considered outstanding prospects.