Barton (groin) will seek additional opinions on his MRI following a groin injury Saturday against the Suns, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. The Nuggets haven't released many details regarding the injury, calling it only a "right hip and core strain" but declining to provide a timetable. Barton will seek "second and third opinions," per coach Mike Malone, but the expectation at this point is the versatile wing could end up missing multiple weeks. So long as he remains out, Torrey Craig, Juancho Hernangomez and Trey Lyles could each see more opportunities.
Barton has been diagnosed with a strained right groin and is without a timetable to return, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Barton suffered the injury during Saturday's game against the Suns, and needed to be carted off the floor. He underwent an MRI on Sunday to confirm the injury. It's uncertain how long he will be out, but his absence will likely lead to Torrey Craig or Juancho Hernangomez moving to the starting five.
Barton (hip) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Warriors, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports. Barton was wheeled off the court in a stretcher after suffering a hip injury in Saturday's game against the Suns, so it's not too surprising that he isn't playing. The severity of the injury hasn't been announced at this time, so he should be considered questionable moving forward, with his next chance to play coming on Tuesday against the Kings. Torrey Craig entered for Barton when he was forced to exit Saturday's game, and he should continue to see an increased role with Barton out.
Barton injured his right hip and will not return to Saturday's game against the Suns, Gina Mizell of The Athletic Arizona reports. The injury didn't look good, and Barton was wheeled off the floor on a stretcher. Torrey Craig entered the game for Barton, who had 14 points (6-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt) in 19 minutes.
Barton mustered 19 points (6-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 35 minutes in the Nuggets' 107-98 win over the Clippers on Wednesday. Barton was the Nuggets' most accurate shooter among the starting five, and he displayed his long-range prowess with a 60.0 percent success rate from distance. The veteran wing is expected to serve as the starting small forward on a team with significant postseason aspirations, which should lock him in for some of the best production of his career if he can remain healthy.
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