Barton (foot) will not extend his contract with the Nuggets as he'll become an unrestricted free agent in 2018, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Barton originally signed a three-year contract worth $10.6 million in 2015, while he's set to play the upcoming 2017-18 season on the third and final year before testing free agency. Barton's goal is to be a starter somewhere, but the Nuggets will likely continue deploying Gary Harris (foot) as their No. 1 shooting guard.
Barton (foot) will not play in Wednesday's season finale against the Thunder, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports. With the Nuggets eliminated from the playoff race, Barton has no reason to play through discomfort, so he'll end the year having missed the team's last eight contests. Kenneth Faried (back), Danilo Gallinari (rest) and Jameer Nelson (calf) will also sit, meaning Denver will once again rely heavily on younger players like Jamal Murray, Gary Harris, Mason Plumlee, Malik Beasley and Juancho Hernangomez.
Barton (foot) has been ruled out of Tuesday's matchup with the Mavericks, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Barton is reportedly getting the night off to rest as he continues to nurse a foot injury which has sidelined him for the past six games. He is expected to miss Wednesday's season finale against the Thunder as well, although no decision has yet to be confirmed. As the season concludes, look for younger players like Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley to potentially see more minutes with Barton out.
Barton (foot) is doubtful for the Nuggets' final two games of the season, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports. Barton, who is dealing with a foot injury, will likely be sidelined for the Nuggets' final two games of the season considering that they've been eliminated from postseason contention. If he ends up absent for the remainder of the year, the 26-year-old will conclude his fifth year in the league averaging 13.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists across 28.4 minutes per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 37.0 percent from long range. If he doesn't suit up, expect more Gary Harris, Jamal Murray and Malik Beasley at the shooting guard slot.
Barton (foot) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, T.J. McBride of BSN Denver reports. Barton was cleared for a return on Sunday against the Thunder, but didn't end up seeing any minutes, effectively missing his sixth straight game. He's again expected to be active and available Tuesday, although it remains to be seen if the Nuggets will push him back into action considering they've already been eliminated from the playoffs and may want to avoid any sort of aggravation. Look for Barton's status to be updated after Tuesday's morning shootaround.
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