AN NBA veteran has been linked with retirement after a disappointing 2022-23 season.
The 32-year-old shooting guard Will Barton, who has made $81million throughout his career, remains unemployed with two months to go until the 2023-24 NBA season.
Will Barton is currently an NBA free agent after a disappointing season with the Toronto RaptorsCredit: Getty
Barton is known for his eight-year career with Denver Nuggets as he averaged 14 points per game in his tenure with the teamCredit: Getty
Barton averaged 7.7 points and 2.4 assists and 38 percent shooting from the field with the Washington Wizards in 40 games last season.
He’d sign with the Toronto Raptors in the middle of the season after reaching a buyout with Washington.
Unfortunately, Barton averaged 4.5 points per game, which is the second-worst mark for his career.
He had just 35 percent shooting from the field as well.
Barton’s playing time took a major dip in 2022 (17.7 minutes per game) compared to the previous year (32.1 minutes per game).
The 2012 second-round pick found his footing with the Denver Nuggets in 2014 after playing the first two-and-a-half years of his career with the Toronto Raptors.
Barton would achieve a career-high 15.7 points per game in 2017.
That led to him signing a 4-year, $51million contract in the next offseason to stay with Denver.
In all eight seasons with the Nuggets, Barton averaged at least 11 points per contest.
And he shot over 37 percent from three-point range in four of those seasons.
The Memphis product played in 22 playoff games with Denver.
Fast forward to 2023 and Barton will turn 33 years old as the NBA free agency continues.
Barton averaged just 4.2 points per game last season with the RaptorsCredit: Getty