Report: Will Barton, Nuggets to Agree to 4-Year, $54M Contract | Bleacher Report

Report: Will Barton, Nuggets to Agree to 4-Year, $54M Contract | Bleacher Report

Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton (5) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Denver. The Pelicans won 115-90. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski))

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Swingman Will Barton will reportedly stay with the Denver Nuggets for the foreseeable future.

According to ESPN.com’s Chris Haynes, Barton and the Nuggets agreed to phrases on a four-year, $54 million deal that features a participant possibility in Year Four. 

Yahoo Sports’ Chris Mannix first reported the 2 sides had agreed to a deal. 

The Nuggets acquired Barton through commerce from the Portland Trail Blazers in the course of the 2014-15 season, and he has developed into an necessary a part of their rotation on the wing. He is harmful slashing to the ring along with his quickness and tall sufficient at 6’6″ to shoot over smaller defenders.

The athleticism and size serve him nicely as a scorer, as he tallied a career-high 15.7 factors per recreation in 2017-18 whereas shelling out Four.1 assists an evening.

He additionally tied a career-best 37 p.c taking pictures clip from behind the three-point line the previous season, including one other dimension to his recreation and making him extra helpful as he hits his prime at age 27.

Barton’s taking pictures as one other piece of his offensive arsenal is necessary transferring ahead after this contract as a result of opponents can not afford to lock in on him when enjoying Denver. Nikola Jokic, Gary Harris and Jamal Murray determine to be constructing blocks and command consideration, and different formidable items, comparable to Paul Millsap, present depth.

Denver final made the playoffs within the 2012-13 season, nevertheless it was 40-42 in 2016-17 and 46-36 in 2017-18 and challenged for a postseason spot all through a lot of the 2 campaigns.

The new deal for Barton suggests the Nuggets are trying to transfer ahead with this core in an effort to problem a few of the finest groups within the Western Conference.