Arthur exercises his player option with Nuggets

Darrell Arthur has picked up his player option with the Denver Nuggets for the 2018-19 season, according to a report.

Darrell Arthur has exercised his player option with the Denver Nuggets for the 2018-19 season, according to a report.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports the power forward will earn a base salary of $7,464,912 next season by opting in with Denver.

The 30-year-old power forward averaging 2.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in 7.4 minutes in 19 games last season with Denver. With Paul Millsap, Trey Lyles, Kenneth Faried, Juan Hernangomez, Wilson Chandler, Nikola Jokic and Mason Plumlee all seeing time in the post for Denver, Arthur was the odd man out.

In the 2015-16 season, his first in Denver, Arthur averaging 7.5 points and 4.2 boards, shooting 45.2 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from the 3-point line as a member of the rotation. However, as his minutes have dissipated over the last two seasons.