The beauty of social media is the ability to reach anyone anywhere in the world. Ty Lawson is taking advantage of that as he takes a lead role in "recruiting" teammate Andre Iguodala to stay with the Nuggets. Lawson's midday tweet to Iguodala on Wednesday was in good fun, but continued to underscore a point he has been trying to make for months. "Umm @andre better stay in Denver or I'm a have my ppl run up on him and handle that #str8likedat #yougotnochoice," Lawson wrote on Twitter. Iguodala, whom the Nuggets acquired in a trade last summer, is expected to opt out of the final year of his contract, forgoing $16 million in the process to become an unrestricted free agent. He figures to be coveted by other NBA teams after averaging 13 points, 5.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals this season. When he was on the court, opponents scored 100.5 points per 100 possessions. When he was off the court, opponents scored 105.3 points per 100 possessions. During the playoffs, Iguodala averaged 18 points, eight rebounds, 5.3 assists and two steals. He shot 50 percent from the field, up from his 45.1 percent shooting in regular-season games. As he left the Pepsi Center after the Nuggets lost their first-round playoff series to Golden State in six games, Iguodala told the media that despite the disappointment of not advancing, he liked the direction the team was headed. Playing for a winning team is high on his list of factors that will influence his decision about where to play next season. "I know what type of potential this team has, so that won't weight heavily on my decision," Iguodala said. "I definitely want to win a championship. At the same time, it's a business, but I don't think it's a factor. The front office knows what I bring to the team, so we'll see what happens." Once the Nuggets extend the contract of Masai Ujiri, the team's executive vice president of basketball operations, Ujiri and team president Josh Kroenke will work on reshaping the roster.
Ty Lawson tweeting desire to have Nuggets stay Andre Iguodala's team
Denver Post | May 18