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Report: Nuggets close to re-signing Will Barton

Hours before free agency opens in the NBA, one of the most intriguing forwards might be off the market right away.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, small forward Will Barton and the Denver Nuggets are gaining momentum towards a deal.

The 27-year-old enjoyed a breakout 2017-18 season with Denver. In 81 games, which included 40 starts, Barton set a career-high in points per game (15.7) and assists per game 4.1.

Denver entered the offseason with Barton and Nikola Jokic, two of their best players from last season, as free agents. Now it appears both will be retained for the coming years.