Will Barton had a strong season in Denver — he finished fourth in the Sixth Man of the Year voting, averaged 15.7 points per game while shooting 37 percent from three and playing quality defense.
Which is why Indiana and a few other teams that needed wing help had targeted Barton heading into free agency, but when the calendar flips to July 1 in a few hours expect the Nuggets to hold on to Barton, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Expect this to be one of the early deals to fall in free agency.
What is Indiana going to do instead? As Wojnarowski reported, the buzz around the league is they have their eye on Doug McDermott.
Don’t sleep on the Pacers this free agency, they have money, and while not targeting the top-tier of free agents, they want to upgrade and have the room to spend this summer.