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Western Northwest Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
28-14 5-5 L4
22-19 7-3 W2
20-22 5-5 L2
17-25 4-6 W1
14-28 2-8 L1

2021 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 32.3 15.2 43.0 4.9 4.1

Top Will Barton News

  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Good to go Saturday

    Barton (neck) is available Saturday against the Lakers, Ryan Ward of LakersNation.com reports.

    As expected, Barton will play despite a neck injury. He's averaged 15.4 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32.0 minutes per game across his last five appearances.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Probable Saturday

    Barton (neck) is probable for Saturday's game against the Lakers.

    Barton sustained a neck injury in the third quarter of Thursday's win over the Trail Blazers but appears likely to suit up Saturday. He's averaged 15.4 points, 4.6 assists and 3.6 rebounds in 32.0 minutes per game across his last five appearances.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Surges in win

    Barton (neck) contributed 21 points (7-12 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-6 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 25 minutes during Thursday's 140-108 victory over the Trail Blazers.

    Barton injured his neck in the third quarter, but he's reportedly only dealing with a strain and should have a chance to play in Denver's next game Saturday versus the Lakers. Although it was an abridged outing, Thursday marked Barton's first time shooting over 50 percent in a game since late November. While that isn't ideal, he's falling in line with his career shooting marks along with a career-high 4.2 assists per game this season.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Questionable to return Thursday

    Barton (neck) is questionable to return to Thursday's matchup with the Trail Blazers, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Barton hit the ground hard in the third quarter and has now been diagnosed with a strained neck, which is great news as many believed he suffered a head injury at the time. If Barton is unable to return to the game Thursday, it seems he would have a solid chance of playing Saturday against the Lakers.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Will play Thursday

    Barton has cleared health and safety protocols and is available for Thursday's matchup with the Trail Blazers.

    Miraculously, Barton will return after only missing one game while in protocols. The veteran forward has been efficient lately, scored in double figures in eight straight contests and averaging 14.6 points, 4.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds during that span. Barring a minute restriction, Barton should see his usual involvement in the offense Thursday.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Should play Thursday

    Barton (COVID-19 protocols) is probable for Thursday's game against Portland with a toe injury, Casey Holdahl of the Trail Blazers' official site reports.

    Barton missed Tuesday's game against the Clippers due to the health and safety protocols, but he's apparently cleared the protocols and is now dealing with a sprained left toe. The 31-year-old is expected to play through the injury and should be back in the starting five after missing only one contest.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Out Tuesday

    Barton (COVID-19 protocols) is out Tuesday against the Clippers, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Barton was initially questionable after entering protocols Monday but will ultimately sit out. It's not immediately clear what the situation was -- possibly the team hoping for a false positive. In Barton's absence, more minutes should be available for Facundo Campazzo, Austin Rivers and other players.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Upgraded to questionable

    Barton (COVID-19 protocols) has been upgraded to questionable for Tuesday's contest against the Clippers, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Barton was placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols Monday, but it may have been a false positive as he now has a chance to suit up just a day later. The veteran wing has scored in double figures in eight straight games and is averaging 14.6 points, 4.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 33.8 minutes during those contests. If he's ultimately unable to suit up, Austin Rivers -- who has eight starts on the season -- would be the most likely candidate to take Barton's place in the Nuggets' starting lineup.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Enters COVID-19 protocols

    Barton was placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Barton is expected to miss Tuesday's contest against the Clippers and could be sidelined for multiple contests. He has scored in double figures in eight straight games and is averaging 14.6 points, 4.8 assists and 4.4 rebounds in 33.8 minutes during those contests, so his expected absence will likely be a big blow to Denver. Austin Rivers (eight starts) is the most likely candidate to take Barton's place in the Nuggets' starting lineup.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Empty performance Sunday

    Barton contributed 14 points (5-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds and four assists in 30 minutes during Sunday's 99-95 victory over Oklahoma City.

    Barton managed to score in double-digits but offered very little when it comes to fantasy value. After a strong start to the season, Barton has been slowly declining in more recent times. While he does remain a must-roster player in 12-team formats, it would be nice to see some more variation in his production.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Dishes out six assists

    Barton had 12 points (4-12 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, six assists and one steal in 32 minutes during Monday's 103-89 loss to the Mavericks.

    Barton saw an assist increase due in large part to Monte Morris' (knee) absence. Barton is often the glue that holds this offense together, as he tends to pitch in wherever help is needed. He aided the rebounding game while Aaron Gordon was absent and assisted Facundo Campazzo as a ball distributor in Monday's loss

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Thursday's game postponed

    Barton and the Nuggets won't play Thursday against the Warriors, as the game has been postponed, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The Nuggets don't have eight available players. Assuming the team can find eight available players, Denver will next play Saturday against the Rockets.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Goes for 21 points in win

    Barton posted 21 points (7-15 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 89-86 win over the Warriors.

    Barton and Nikola Jokic (22 points) were the only players on the Nuggets to score in double digits. It was also Barton's first 20-point performance since Dec. 8, as he was shooting just 37.0 percent from the field in the six games leading up to Tuesday. Fantasy managers are hoping this is a step in the right direction for Barton.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Sunday's game postponed

    Sunday's game for Barton and the Nuggets against the Nets has been postponed, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    The Nets currently have nine players in the NBA's COVID protocols and an additional four on the injury report. With the team struggling to field a complete roster of players, the NBA will postpone Sunday's game. The team will now look ahead to Wednesday's meeting against the Thunder.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Set to return Wednesday

    Barton (illness) will play in Wednesday's game against Minnesota, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.

    As expected, Barton will return to the court following a two-game absence due to a non-COVID illness. The veteran is averaging a career-high 16.3 points over 33.8 minutes per game this season. He'll look to pick up where he left off prior to being sidelined with the ailment.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Should return Wednesday

    Barton (illness) is probable for Wednesday's game against the Timberwolves, Katy Winge of Altitude Sports reports.

    Barton missed the past two games with a non-COVID illness but is expected to retake the court Wednesday. He averaged 17.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 34.8 minutes over the previous five games before coming down with the ailment.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Ruled out

    Barton (illness) won't play in Monday's game against Washington.

    Barton will miss his second straight contest due to a non-COVID-related illness. Davon Reed drew the start in his absence Saturday against San Antonio, and he could be in line for another opportunity to start with Barton sidelined for at least one more contest.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Will be true game-time decision

    Barton (illness) remains questionable for Monday's game against Washington but didn't take part in morning shootaround, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Though Barton remains a game-time decision, it's concerning that he failed to participate in shootaround earlier in the day. The team will likely wait until pregame warmups to provide another update on his status.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Questionable Monday

    Barton (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against the Wizards.

    Barton was unavailable Saturday against the Spurs due to a non-COVID illness, but he has a chance to return Monday. If he's held out again, Bones Hyland and Monte Morris should see additional playing time.

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  • Nuggets' Will Barton: Out vs. Spurs

    Barton (illness) is out Saturday against the Spurs, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Barton will miss his third game of the year and his first since Nov. 15. In his absence, Bones Hyland figures to see the biggest increase in role and usage, but other players like Vlatko Cancar and Zeke Nnaji could see increased minutes.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 181 lbs
Birthplace: Baltimore, MD
Age: 31
School: Memphis
Experience: 9