The Denver Nuggets and Gary Harris have held talks on a contract extension.

Arturas Karnisovas said that a deal is "in the works" and the Nuggets hope they “can get something done before the season starts.”

“He’s been such a huge part of what we’re trying to do here, a representation of what we’re building here,” Karnisovas said of Harris during a visit to The Denver Post’s newsroom. “Him going through trade rumors and still staying with us and being consistent and being a good leader for our guys and (knowing) how to do it, he was the ultimate professional.

“We’re trying to find ways to keep him here as long as we can.”

Harris will become a restricted free agent in 2018 if he's unable to agree upon an extension.