He has spent the past four-plus seasons with the Nuggets after being acquired in the trade that sent Carmelo Anthony to the New York Knicks. They have been in the mist of many rumors highlighting some of their key players in Ty Lawson, Danilo Gallinari, Wilson Chandler, and Kenneth Faried.
The direction of the Nuggets as a franchise is hard to read right now.
Information from ESPN.com’s Ian Begley was used in this report.
Barton is a restricted free agent, so the likelihood was always that he would stay with the Nuggets.
Earlier in the day, sources told the Northeast Ohio Media Group that free-agent shooting guard Will Barton was finalizing a three-year contract worth about $11 million to remain with the Nuggets.
Barton, a 2012 second-round pick, spent his first two and half seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and his role was extremely limited. He is a very athletic young kid that can be viewed as a prospect, but he really showed signs of being a good National Basteball Association player after being traded to the Nuggets in the middle of last season.
Once joining the injury-ridden Nuggets, Barton immediately saw a major increase in his minutes, going from 10 minutes a game to 24.4.
After being traded to Denver, Barton’s minutes went up, and his production followed suit.
Chandler emerged as a full-time starter for Denver in 2014-15, netting 13.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest.