Will Barton is uninterested in signing an extension with the Denver Nuggets this offseason and will opt for free agency in 2018.
Barton will be entering the final year of his three-year, $11 million contract in the 17-18 season.
Under the new collective bargaining agreement, players who are on three-year contracts are eligible to sign an extension after the second-year anniversary of the pact. With 8 percent increases, Barton was looking at roughly a four-year, $39 million extension.
In Barton's first two full seasons with the Nuggets, he averaged 14.4 points and 13.7 respectively and shot a career-high 37 percent from 3-point range in 2016-17.