Even if Andre Iguodala doesn’t want to sign with a rebuilding team like the Sacramento Kings, he may not be able to pass up the big money offer that the Kings are about to send his way.
According to Raj Sharan of ESPN Denver, the Kings are considering offering a max contract to Iguodala, who is an unrestricted free agent after opting out of the final year of his contract with the Denver Nuggets earlier this offseason.
Sharan also reports that the Kings will likely not match the four year, $44 million offer sheet that Tyreke Evans signed with the New Orleans Pelicans. Instead, that money may go toward luring in Iguodala.
Iguodala spoke with six teams on Monday, including the Kings and Nuggets. He also contacted the Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans, Atlanta Hawks, and Detroit Pistons, who are really going after him hard.
The Kings’ interest in Iguodala is also not a complete shock. New GM Pete D’Alessandro was the Nuggets’ assistant GM last season, which was Iguodala’s only year in Denver.
Iguodala averaged 13.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.4 assists with the Nuggets last season. As his stats show, he can do a little bit of everything — score, rebound, and pass.
Does he want to join a contender, or will he go wherever the money is?