The Denver Nuggets and Michael Porter Jr. continue to discuss a contract extension.
Porter would become a restricted free agent in 2022 if a deal is not reached. The Nuggets and Porter have until the start of the season to reach a deal.
Porter said he’s leaving negotiations up to his agent, Mark Bartelstein.
“It’s a thing that’s on the radar, but, you know, I try to let my agent do his job,” Porter said. “I’m in the loop. I’m talking with my agent, talking with Tim (Connelly), those guys, but for me, it’s God’s time, and when it’s supposed to happen, it’ll happen. I’m not going to try to rush it. All I’m gonna worry about is getting ready, getting geared up for the season.
“… I love basketball,” Porter added. “It’s not too stressful for me about the money stuff. Of course that’s part of it. I’m just trying to stay in the gym and get better.”
Porter averaged 19 points per games last season.
“Tim and I talk all the time, we have a great relationship,” Bartelstein told The Denver Post. “Michael is completely focused on getting ready for the season and wants to take his game to a completely different level and help the Nuggets win at the highest level. Tim and I will continue to have conversations on our end.”
In a Tweet offering supplemental reporting, Mike Singer indicated that "there's optimism, and maybe even momentum."