The Nuggets are using a lifeline inadvertently handed to them by Sacramento as a second chance to make a lasting impression on Andre Iguodala. The Nuggets and Iguodala, who opted out of his contract with the team last week to become a free agent, continue to talk about a long-term deal to bring the swingman back to Denver. The Kings are now in the background after they rescinded a $56 million contract offer just hours after they offered it to Iguodala, who supposedly had been their top free-agent target. But while Iguodala and his representation didn't answer back as quickly as the Kings wanted, leading the team to withdraw its contract offer, it would be naive to think a potential deal with Sacramento can't still get done. But it does leave the Nuggets in much better standing. The Nuggets, who don't have a lot of financial wiggle room, don't want to pay Iguodala $14 million or more annually on a four- or five-year contract. They have a full financial outlook to keep in mind plus a roster that has only 10 guaranteed contracts on it. The NBA roster minimum is 13 players.
Andre Iguodala still in place to return to Denver Nuggets
Denver Post | Jul 4