The Denver Nuggets' decision to fire George Karl was perhaps over philosophical differences, NBA.com's David Aldridge reported on Thursday, but it could also directly alter the future of the roster -- namely, forward Andre Iguodala. The free-agent-to-be told Aldridge that he wasn't sure about what the Nuggets' decision means for him.
Asked Thursday how Karl's ouster would affect his decision, Iguodala texted, "Good question. Need some time to let it sink in."
At the very least, that means there is something that is going to make the Nuggets' job at selling a return to Iguodala a bit more difficult. Iguodala has an opt-out option in his contract that next season would be worth $16.2 million, and it's expected he'll take it. That would allow Denver's aging leader to sign a longer guaranteed contract while he's still worth the heavy pricetag.
The 29-year-old looked like he would fit well with a return to Denver, but he made no promises that the Nuggets would be his first choice, Fox Sports Florida reported in March.
With a change in leadership, Denver will have to show Iguodala the money and the potential for success in the now-uncertain future.
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