There is "growing optimism" that the Denver Nuggets will be able to re-sign Will Barton in free agency, a source tells Mike Singer of the Denver Post.

Barton declined his $14.7 million player option for the 21-22 season with the Nuggets last week.

Barton averaged 12.7 points in 31.0 minutes per game last season with a True Shooting Percentage of .538.