After eight years in the City of Brotherly Love, Andre Iguodala is seeking another long-term relationship – this time with the Denver Nuggets.
Iguodala made it clear that he considers Denver to be an NBA destination city during his introductory press conference Thursday at Pepsi Center.
Though he can opt out of the final year of his contract next summer, the All-Star swingman said he could see himself finishing his career with the Nuggets.
Nuggets G/F Andre Iguodala met the Denver media for the first time Thursday during an introductory press conference at Pepsi Center. He was joined by Nuggets president Josh Kroenke and executive vice president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri.
The following is a transcript of their comments:
Nuggets President Josh Kroenke
“Welcome everybody. Obviously we made a trade last week. I know we have a few fans in here, so welcome to you guys as well. Hopefully you guys are as excited as we are.
Talk about making a summer splash.
Already a perennial playoff team, the Denver Nuggets got even better last week when they took part in the four-team, 12-player mega-trade that also included the Los Angeles Lakers, Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers.
The deal brought All-Star and Olympian Andre Iguodala from Philadelphia to Denver and sent Arron Afflalo, Al Harrington and two future draft picks or Orlando.
Whether it was the opening round of the NCAA Tournament or Game 7 of the NBA playoffs, Andre Iguodala always carried himself with a singular focus.
The next game was the most important game and little else mattered.