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Andrew Iguodala may not be making headlines the way others have during free agency, but this question is one of the more intriguing ones of the offseason.
Where Dwight Howard goes will impact Josh Smith. Where Smith goes will likely influence who covets Iguodala.
The Atlanta Hawks are going to have options if Howard signs elsewhere and Smith departs, making them suitors. The Denver Nuggets are a viable option, as they hold Iggy’s Bird rights and relieved him of the pressure of being a primary scorer just this past season.
Even the Houston Rockets are an option if Howard signs with them—assuming, of course, that Iguodala would take less money to play alongside two superstars.
Iguodala’s future is up in the air, but as soon as the dominoes begin to fall, we should hear his decision in no time.
Answer: The Denver Nuggets
Iguodala is going to have plenty of teams to choose from. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports has reported that the 29-year-old will meet with the Nuggets, Hawks, Detroit Pistons, New Orleans Pelicans, Sacramento Kings and Golden State Warriors.
Iguodala is the kind of player who could slide into most systems and succeed, but at this point in his career, the Nuggets simply make sense.
The team finished 2012-13 with the third-best record out West, and while the playoffs ended relatively quickly, a new head coach gives them hope for postseason success.
Don’t forget, either, that they can offer him one more year on his deal, which is a massive selling point to someone looking to sign his final big-time contract.