If it’s up to Darrell Arthur, he’ll be back in a Nuggets uniform next season.

The good news for him is it is his choice.

Arthur, a reserve power forward who was one of the Nuggets’ best defensive players during the 2013-14 season has a player option worth about $3.5 million for next season. Barring a contract extension, he’ll be an unrestricted free agent next summer.

Asked if he’s thought a lot about next season, Arthur said: “Not really. I look on coming back though. I don’t see myself going anywhere. We’ll see. I really want to stay, so hopefully everything works out.”

He’s got healing to do this summer. Arthur ended the season fighting to play through myriad injuries, the worst of which was a badly bruised knee that kept him from playing the Nuggets’ final game. Arthur averaged 5.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in 68 games this season.

When he looks back on the season, he shrugs.