DENVER — Will Barton walked into the center of the scrum for his exit interview Thursday wearing flip flops with pink flowers printed on them. The Nuggets’ flashy swingman seemed to rock a different pair of shoes each time a camera was in front of him this year. Hours after going for 24 points in a do-or-die game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Barton spoke about the season that was and his future in Denver.

The 27-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent this summer. When Barton does hit the open market, he’ll have as many variables to weigh as the number of kicks that are in his closet.

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Christian Clark is an Arlington, Texas, native who covers the Denver Nuggets for BSN Denver. Education: I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism in December 2014 with an emphasis in print and digital news. Career: My work has been featured in the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, The Oklahoman and Columbia Missourian, and online at TexasFootball.com and Denverite.com. I came aboard at BSN Denver in November. Most memorable sports moment: Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The finest sports book I’ve ever read: Friday Night Lights by Buzz Bissinger. One sports movie I can’t live without: Tin Cup, do not @ me Most memorable experience as a reporter: Covering the Missouri football team’s boycott in 2015. It led to University of Missouri system president Tim Wolfe’s resignation and had so many other ripple effects. The sport that started it all: Basketball. My sports-watching memories kick in with those early-2000s Dallas Mavericks teams. They had bad hair and scored a lot of points. Shout-out to Nellie Ball.