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Andre Iguodala makes it official, opts out of Denver contract

Jun 28, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

Denver Nuggets Andre Iguodala reacts against the Golden State Warriors during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Oakland Reuters

This doesn’t mean Andre Iguodala is a lock to leave Denver, it just means the man wants the security of a multi-year deal. Whether he gets that with Denver is the question.

Iguodala has officially opted out of the last year of his contract in Denver as was expected, reports Chris Broussard at ESPN.

Iguodala was a key part of Denver’s 57-win success last year — he is their perimeter defensive anchor, he scored 13.4 points a game with 5.5 rebounds and 5.6 assists. He was the glue guy for that roster that made everything work better.

He also made $14.9 million last season, which is a lot of money. He almost certainly takes a haircut in annual salary to get four years of guaranteed money. He’s age 29, so he should be productive through that entire deal.

Denver is going to have a shot to keep him, but are they going to pay the man, or is another team going to have room to swoop in and pick him up? We’ll find out starting Monday.

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