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Denver Nuggets bring back Will Barton on two-year deal

Jun 11, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton (5) gestures after a play in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns during game three in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 11, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton (5) gestures after a play in the first quarter against the Phoenix Suns during game three in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Ball Arena. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Nuggets on Wednesday announced they have re-signed guard Will Barton to a reported two-year deal.

The deal is worth $32 million, according to multiple reports.

Barton last month declined his $14.7 million player option for the 2021-22 season and became an unrestricted free agent.

Barton plays both shooting guard and small forward and is known for his top-flight athleticism.

The 30-year-old averaged 12.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 56 games (52 starts) last season. He shot a career-best 38.1 percent from 3-point range.

He missed six weeks due to a hamstring injury, eventually returning during the Western Conference semifinals when the Nuggets were ousted by the Phoenix Suns.

Barton has career averages of 11.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 552 games (213 starts) over nine NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers (2012-15) and Nuggets.

–Field Level Media