Acquired in a trade last offseason, Denver Nuggets shooting guard Andre Iguodala was thought to be a missing piece in the Nuggets quest for an NBA Championship.
Injuries to sharp shooter Danilo Gallinari may have prematurely derailed that idea with the Nuggets’ first round exit to the Golden State Warriors and now it appears the 2012 NBA All-Star is unsure if he’ll return to the Mile High city.
Iguodala, speaking to the Denver Post suggested that his desire to win, more than money, would be the major factor in his decision making:
“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.”
For Iggy, as he’s more commonly referenced, there aren’t many outside scenarios that he could find more beneficial given his demands. Still, at only 29 (and just 29), the former Arizona Wildcat is expected to opt out of his contract that would pay him over $16 million dollars this upcoming season to secure a long term deal.
Iguodala’s teammate Ty Lawson suggested that Andre stay in Denver and if he didn’t, well…
Umm @andre better stay in Denver or I’m a have my ppl run up on him and handle that #str8likedat #yougotnochoice