April 18, 2018, 12:49 pmWill BartonSG/SF, Denver Nuggets
Tim Connelly, president of basketball ops hopes to resign Will Barton during the offseason.
Barton will be a unrestricted free agent this summer and has stressed that he wants to return to the Nuggets, but also prefers to start. The Nuggets have $29.2 million tied up in Paul Millsap next year and they will likely sign Nikola Jokic to a max deal this summer as well. Barton averaged 15.7 points, 5.0 boards, 4.1 assists, 1.9 treys and 1.0 steals, so he may have to go elsewhere if he wants more money and years. If the Nuggets resign the 27-year-old it will come at a cost and they likely wont have money left over to go after any of the star free agents for the next couple of years.