Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur owns a player option for 2016-17 that is worth $2.94 million. The deadline to pick up the option is June 22 and he is expected to decline it, so he can join the free agent market on July 1. Both sides sound like they want to continue the relationship via a new multi-year contract.
"He chose to stay and fight it out and be around his teammates and his coaches and his organization," Nuggets general manager Tim Connelly told The Denver Post. "We like to reward loyalty."
And what about Arthur?
“I definitely want to be here, especially if they extend me three or four years,” Arthur said last month. “That would be great. Because I love the city, I love the team, I love the direction the coach is going in and the organization. So, I want to be here."
Arthur played in 70 games this season, his third with the Nuggets, and averaged 7.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists.