Earlier this afternoon, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports dropped another of his patented #WojBombs: Andre Iguodala will be opting out of the last year of his contract with the Denver Nuggets, and is going to test the free agent waters. Iguodala, who averaged 13 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.4 assists last year, had a player option for a little over $16 million next year, but declined it, and instead will be joining Monta Ellis, who declined his option earlier this week, in an expanding free agent pool. Denver does retain Iggy’s Bird Rights for a potential sign-and-trade.
Naturally, free agent landing spots have already been thrown around for Iguodala. Zach Lowe of Grantland dropped Detroit and Milwaukee as possibilities, and I’ve also seen San Antonio, New York, and of course, Cleveland get discussed as potential landing spots. The Cavs could definitely use Iguodala, a veteran commodity who fits what the team is looking for in a wing; perimeter defense, slashing ability, and versatility. He’d certainly be a good fit here. However, Iguodala is going to want somewhere in the range of $12-$15 million per year over four years, and it’s unknown whether the Cavs would want to commit that much money to one player this summer when they are thinking about the 2014 free agent crop. They would also likely have to get into a bidding war for Iggy, as a lot of teams are likely going to want his unique skill set that fits any style of play.
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