Denver Nuggets bring back Will Barton on 2-year, $32 million deal; also agree to add veteran Jeff Green

Will Barton, a free-agent guard, has signed a $22 million, two-year deal to remain with the Denver Nuggets. His agents Rich Beda of CAA and Drew Morrison, from CAA, informed ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Jason Glushon, Jeff Green's agent, said that the Nuggets agreed to a $10 million, two-year deal. Green will have a second year option to the agreement. President of basketball operations Tim Connelly considered it a top priority to sign Barton. His seven-year tenure in Denver makes him the longest-tenured Nugget. Barton, 30 years old, declined the $14.7 million player option, becoming a free agent. The injury to his hamstring left him unable to play for six weeks. He was then able to return for Game 2 against the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference semifinals. In the regular season, he averaged 12.7 points and 4.0 rebounds along with 3.2 assists. Denver's two year commitment to Green (34), follows a string of veteran minimum contracts for Green with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, Houston Rockets. Utah Jazz, Brooklyn, and Utah Jazz. Green was a key player in the Nets' last season. He averaged 11 points per game and shot just under 41 percent from 3-point range. Green brings with him a wealth of playoff experience. Green has participated in 78 playoff games, including last season in Brooklyn where he scored 27 points against the Milwaukee Bucks to reach the Eastern Conference semifinals. Green's career averaged 12.8 points per game and 4.4 rebounds. In Orlando, he played with Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon during the 2016-17 season. Green's agreement includes $4.5 Million in salary and $500,000 in unrepeatable performance bonuses. This report was contributed by Malika Andrews, ESPN.

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