The travel plan for early May was San Antonio. But with the Nuggets season prematurely over, Andre Iguodala is now heading to Los Angeles for some free time — and to mull his future. See, the Denver guard can make $16 million next season, but he has the choice to opt out of his contract and sign a new, longer deal with Denver or with another team. Re-signing with the Nuggets would give him a chance to sign for an additional fifth season and give him security. But other teams, notably Dallas and Atlanta, will have ample salary cap space this summer. “When I got to Los Angeles and sit down and talk to my agent — we’ll start having conversations,” Iguodala said Friday at Pepsi Center. “I didn’t really think the season would be ending this early. It was never on my mind what I would do next year. My whole thought process was about how deep we can go, and how can we improve on the team we have right now.” The Nuggets lost 4-2 in the first round to Golden State, the Game 6 loss on Thursday at Oracle Arena. This is speculative, but Iguodala could sign with Denver for about $48 million for four seasons. Some teams might be willing to go into the $50 million range. But a lot of signings are based on other signings, so again, it’s speculative. Iguodala turned 29 this season, and after another rewarding experience with Team USA last summer at the London Olympics, he understandably appreciates playing with mature, talented players.
Questions loom about Andre Iguodala’s future in Denver
Denver Post | May 5