But Iguodala, who can opt out of his deal this summer, plans to do so.
He plans to do this not to sign with another team, rather to ink a long-term deal to stay with the Nuggets through the bulk of the rest of his career, according to the Denver Post.
“A lot of players have done it where they’ve gave up a large bulk of their contract, say, giving up $16 million to get $60 million,” said Iguodala, who turns 29 years old on Monday. “In the grand scheme of things that makes sense. But if you give up $16 million and you get $20 million (it doesn’t make sense). So it’s all about playing your cards right and seeing where you’re at. At the end of the day winning takes care of everything, so if we win here, then hopefully the organization and myself will come to an agreement and we’ll continue to build on what we have here.”
Iguodala is averaging 13 points, five boards and four assists per game for the Nuggets as they hold onto the No. 6 seed in the heavily-contested Western Conference.