The Nuggets are using a lifeline inadvertently handed to them by Sacramento as a second chance to make a lasting impression to land free agent Andre Iguodala.

The Nuggets and Iguodala continue to talk about a long-term deal to bring the swingman back next season, with the Kings in the background after they rescinded a $56 million offer just hours after they offered it to Iguodala, their top free-agent target.

And yet, while Iguodala and his representation didn't answer back as quickly as the Kings wanted, leading to the withdrawal, it would be naive to think a potential deal in Sacramento is completely done. But it did leave the Nuggets in much better standing.

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