Want an early small peek into what Andre Iguodala’s free agency might look like; the financial hurdles the Nuggets might have to overcome in order to keep him?

New Nuggets executive Tim Connelly, who came to Denver from New Orleans, can give you that peek.

“I’m very aware of the free agent landscape,” Connelly said. “In New Orleans we had about $14 million to spend; a small forward might be a position we looked at. So I’m aware of what potential lies out there for him.”

A $14 million annual payout — or thereabout — is a big chunk of change. Iguodala was scheduled to make $16 million next season, but he will opt out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent.

He is the Nuggets’ top target during free agency. And in a bit of good news, Iguodala has been in town this week, working out at the Nuggets practice facility. Connelly was able to talk to him prior to his introductory press conference Thursday morning.

“I’m very optimistic,” Connelly said.