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Nuggets' Will Barton: Chokes on final possession
Barton had 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes during Wednesday's 108-103 loss to the Magic.
Up by 16 at half, the Nuggets found themselves down three with nine seconds to play -- a possession in which Barton fired a deep, contested three very prematurely. Final possession aside, it was an underwhelming performance from Barton. Averaging 16.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists per night, he will look to bounce back versus the Knicks on Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Sniffs triple-double in loss
Barton logged 11 points (4-10 FG, 3-6 3Pt), eight rebounds and seven assists in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 119-100 loss to Portland.
Barton extended his double-digit scoring streak to four games, and while he had efficiency issues once again, he bolstered that with a strong effort in other categories -- he ended just two boards and three assists away from posting a triple-double. Regardless of the shooting woes, the veteran guard is having a strong month and is putting up 16.8 points per game through 10 games in November.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Logs 28 minutes in loss
Barton closed with 10 points (4-15 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 2-5 FT), five rebounds, two assists and one steal across 28 minutes during Sunday's 126-97 loss to the Suns.
Barton's minutes slid in the blowout loss, as the team doesn't want to take any chances if he isn't needed on the floor after he just missed a couple games with a back ailment. Still, he showed no ill effects from 34 minutes of play in Friday's game, so he should be good to go with a full complement of minutes moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Scores 23 in loss
Barton chipped in 23 points (9-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one block across 34 minutes during Friday's 114-108 loss to the Bulls.
Barton has always been heralded as a legit scoring threat, and he has scored at least 20 points in three of his last five games while operating as one of the leading scoring weapons for Denver -- especially when the likes of Nikola Jokic (wrist) and Michael Porter (back) are out. Barton has started every one of his 14 appearances this season and is averaging 17.1 points while shooting 48 percent from the field.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Probable Friday
Barton (back) is listed probable for Friday's contest against the Bulls.
After missing two games due to a back injury, Barton returned to the Nuggets' lineup and impressed with 19 points (7-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and eight assists across 34 minutes. Barring any setback, the veteran wing looks to be Denver's No. 2 option once again with Michael Porter (back) and Jamal Murray (knee) still on the sidelines.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Produces full stat line Thursday
Barton totaled 19 points (7-14 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and eight assists across 34 minutes during Thursday's 103-89 loss to the 76ers.
Barton missed the Nuggets' previous two games with a back injury and was at one point considered doubtful for Thursday's contest. However, he was ultimately able to play and ended up as Denver's second-leading scorer (behind Nikola Jokic) in the contest. Barton has taken on an increased role in the absence of Jamal Murray (knee) this season, and the results have been encouraging thus far. Through 13 games, Barton is posting a career-best 16.6 points and 2.5 three-pointers per contest.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Officially active Thursday
Barton (back) is active for Thursday's contest against the 76ers.
The 6-foot-5 wing was first listed as doubtful before being upgraded all the way to probable before Thursday's contest. Barton is now officially active and presumably will start for Denver against Philadelphia. Expect Austin Rivers to return to the bench with Barton coming back to the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Looking probable Thursday
Barton (back) is trending toward being proabable for Thursday's contest against Philadelphia, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
The veteran wing has missed Denver's last two showings but appears likely to be available Thursday night. Barton's return most likely would send Austin Rivers back to his reserve role. It is unclear if Barton would be on a minutes restriction if he is able to make his return to the lineup, but he still figures to be one of Denver's top options on offense if active.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Upgraded to questionable
Barton (back) is questionable for Thursday's game against Philadelphia.
Barton was initially listed as probable Thursday before being downgraded to doubtful. However, he seems to have a chance to play through his low back pain against the 76ers.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Will likely play Thursday
Barton (back) is considered probable for Thursday's tilt with the 76ers, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.
Barton has missed two straight games due to back tightness, but it looks like he'll be able to return to the court Thursday. If available, Barton will likely settle back in as the Nuggets' No. 2 option on offense behind reigning MVP Nikola Jokic. The 30-year-old is averaging 16.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists across 33.5 minutes per game this season.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Back to doubtful
Barton (back) is listed as doubtful for Thursday's matchup against the 76ers, Brendan Vogt of The DNVR.com reports
The veteran wing was initially considered probable for Thursday's contest against Philadelphia but now finds himself doubtful to make his return to the court. Barton has been sidelined for two straight games due his back injury and is now in peril of missing three straight. Austin Rivers has started the last two games for Denver in Barton's absence, but has averaged just 7.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in 25.5 minutes per game and is by no means a safe fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Won't go Monday
Barton (back) has been ruled out for Monday's game against Dallas.
Barton was upgraded to questionable earlier in the day, but he won't be able to take the floor in this one, as he continues to deal with back tightness. Austin Rivers draws another start at shooting guard in Barton's absence. The Memphis product's next chance to return arrives Thursday against the 76ers.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Now considered game-time call
Barton (back) is being considered a game-time decision for Monday's matchup against Dallas, per head coach Michael Malone, Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports reports.
Suffice it to say there's been no shortage of confusion regarding Barton's availability over the last 24 hours, as he was a very late scratch from Sunday night's win over the Blazers. Barton's back apparently tightened up during pregame warmups, and while he was initially announced as a starter, Austin Rivers ended up getting the nod at shooting guard, and the Nuggets later announced that Barton would not be available. Ahead of Monday's game, the team listed Barton as doubtful, but Malone has since informed the media that the veteran's status won't be decided until closer to game-time.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Listed as doubtful for Monday
Barton (back) is doubtful for Monday's matchup against the Mavericks.
Barton was pulled from the starting lineup Sunday after his back tightened up during pregame warmups. Austin Rivers started in his place, and he will likely do so again Monday if Barton is unavailable. While Rivers drew the start, PJ Dozier, Bones Hyland and Facundo Campazzo all played 20-plus minutes during Sunday's win over the Blazers.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Won't start, could sit Sunday
Barton will not start Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers and is considered questionable due to lower back tightness.
Barton's back apparently tightened up during pregame warmups, and he was spotted heading back to the locker room in the minutes leading up to tip-off. The Nuggets quickly announced that Austin Rivers will start in Barton's place, and at this time it's unclear if Barton will be cleared to enter the game off the bench or if he'll be scratched altogether.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Won't enter Sunday's game
Barton (back) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Trail Blazers.
Just before tip-off, the Nuggets pulled Barton from the starting lineup after his back tightened up during pregame warmups. He was initially considered questionable to play off the bench, but the team has now officially clarified that Barton will not be available. Keep an eye on the veteran's status ahead of Monday's game at Dallas, which marks the start of a four-game Week 5 for Denver.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Steps up in win
Barton boomed for 30 points (11-19 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, three assists and two steals over 34 minutes in a 101-98 victory over the Pacers on Wednesday.
Barton shouldered a sizable load offensively, being the only starter to score more than 12 points and the only player on the team to attempt more than 10 shots. Barton will remain a top scoring option even once Nikola Jokic (suspension) and Michael Porter Jr. (back) return to action. Barton's player efficiency rating is at an all-time high and he has been a top-10 contributor at the small forward position.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Drills seven threes
Barton recorded 25 points (9-14 FG, 7-9 3Pt), six assists, five rebounds and a steal across 35 minutes in Monday's 113-96 win over the Heat.
Michael Porter's (back) absence left a gap in Denver's lineup, which partly accounted for Barton's surge. Barton is already posting some of the best totals of his career, however. He is currently on pace to beat his previous season highs in scoring, assists and steals and is also averaging a career-high 2.3 three-pointers per game.... See More ... See Less
Nuggets' Will Barton: Records 26 points Wednesday
Barton tallied 26 points (11-21 FG, 4-9 3Pt), seven assists, three rebounds, two steals and one block during Wednesday's narrow loss to Memphis.
Barton bounced back superbly from a season-worst four-point performance during Monday's loss to post a new season best Wednesday. The forward ultimately finished second on the team in scoring only behind Nikola Jokic (34 points), and it was his seventh time this season posting at least 10 points. Through the first eight games, Barton is currently averaging 14.0 points as well as 4.1 assists per contest.... See More ... See Less
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