Friday, February 15, 2013
Should Iggy use his ETO?
By Tom Carpenter
Andre Iguodala will be in an interesting position this offseason. He has the choice to opt out of his current contract with the Denver Nuggets and test the market as an unrestricted free agent. However, he is 29 years old, and though he has performed well for the Nugs, he hasn't cranked out the big statistics that would help guarantee a huge payday this summer.
To that point, if he doesn't use his ETO, Iguodala will be owed more than $16 million next season. That's enough food for thought that ESPN NBA Insider Kevin Pelton thinks Iggy may be better off waiting out his current deal before hitting the free-agent market:
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"Whether you call him a shooting guard or a small forward, Iguodala is the best wing potentially on the market because of his combination of playmaking and elite defense. $16.2 million would be a lot to give up if Iguodala opts out, so he might return to the Nuggets before testing free agency in the summer of 2014."