Barton (ankle) took part in practice Tuesday, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.

Barton has missed the last two games, and 11 of the last 14, while battling an ankle issue, but his return to practice Tuesday is certainly an encouraging sign. At this point, it's unclear whether he'll be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Heat, though further details figure to emerge following shootaround. Fellow-wing Danilo Gallinari (thigh) also took part in Tuesday's practice and is considered questionable.

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