Barton had just eight points, three rebounds, and one assist in 20 minutes during Sunday's 100-96 loss to Portland.
Barton closed out a difficult season by scoring just eight points in 20 minutes Sunday. An early-season injury derailed what was hoped to have been a strong season for Barton. Despite returning some months ago, Barton was not able to find any sort of consistency and was eventually supplanted in the starting lineup by Torry Craig. He appeared lost on the offensive end of the floor, making many questionable decisions at best, and defensively, offered very little production. Looking forward, Barton is going to have to work hard during the off-season as he looks to regain some of his explosiveness.
Barton provided 22 points (8-18 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals across 39 minutes during the Nuggets' 140-137 quadruple-overtime loss to the Trail Blazers in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal-round series Friday.
It was the caliber of performance Barton made the norm last season, but that was few and far between for him during this past campaign. The veteran wing hadn't scored in double digits since Game 5 of the first-round series against the Spurs, and his scoring tally Friday was his highest since March 6. He'll look to replicate his production and provide Denver with key second-unit scoring during Sunday's critical Game 4.
Barton produced just two points (1-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt), two rebounds, and one steal in 19 minutes during Thursday's 120-103 loss to San Antonio.
Barton put up arguably his worst performance of the season Thursday, finishing with just two points in 19 minutes. All in all, Barton has been a disaster since returning from injury and appears to have lost a lot of his explosiveness. It remains to be seen whether he is impacted long term but at this stage, the Nuggets cannot rely on him for anything other than occasional scoring outbursts with very little else.
Barton contributed 17 points (7-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, and three assists in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 108-90 Game 5 win over the Spurs.
Barton enjoyed by far his most efficient showing in this series offensively while earning his highest minute total since Game 1. He seems comfortable coming off the bench while former reserve Torrey Craig has performed admirably as the starter across these last two games. Expect Barton to stay aggressive as the team tries to close out the series during Thursday's Game 6.
Barton tallied 12 points (3-10 FG, 3-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, and two assists in 15 minutes during Saturday's 117-103 Game 4 win over the Spurs.
Barton came off the bench and saw limited action while Torrey Craig drained a career-high five treys in 37 minutes as the starting small forward. Barton has seen a drop in minutes in all four games during this playoff series (from 32 to 26 to 20 to 15). However, he amassed more points in this one than he did in the last two tilts combined while draining more threes than he had in the first three put together. Moreover, Barton may end up spending more time with the ball in his hands as one of the key cogs for the second unit than he did as the fourth of fifth option in the starting five.
Barton will come off the bench for Game 4 on Saturday, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports.
Barton will be replaced by Torrey Craig. The veteran forward's had an ineffective playoffs so far as he's averaging just 7.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists while shooting a combined 9-of-31 from the floor over his first three games.
Barton managed 15 points (6-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 32 minutes during Saturday's 101-96 loss to San Antonio.
Barton put up a double-double in Saturday's loss to the Spurs but struggled from the field, hitting just 6-of-15 from the floor. It was not a good night offensively for the Nuggets and they will need to regroup heading into Tuesday if they hope to level things at 1-1.
Barton (finger) contributed zero points (0-3 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist in 21 minutes Tuesday in the Nuggets' 118-108 loss to the Jazz.
Listed as probable heading into the contest, Barton ultimately suited up but delivered another stinker of an outing. He's been held under 25 minutes each of the past four games and has averaged 6.0 points on 32.1 percent shooting from the field in those contests. He can probably be left on the waiver wire heading into the Nuggets' regular-season finale Wednesday against the Timberwolves.
Barton is probable for Tuesday's game against Utah due to a right finger sprain.
Barton is expected to play through this minor issue in his team's second-to-last matchup of the regular season. Expect him to receive clearance closer to tipoff.
Barton poured in 11 points (4-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt) and added two assists and one rebound across 23 minutes in the Nuggets' 113-85 win over the Spurs on Wednesday.
Barton upped his efficiency Wednesday, posting his second-highest shooting percentage (44.4) over the last six games. The veteran wing has struggled with consistency all season, leading to his lowest scoring average (12.0 points) and shooting percentage (40.8) since the 2014-15 campaign. Notably, Barton has also seen a dip in usage compared to his career-best 2017-18 season, as he's averaging 11.1 shot attempts per game at present compared to a career-high 12.7 a year ago.
Barton posted two points (1-6 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four assists and one rebound in 29 minutes Thursday in the Nuggets' 112-85 loss to the Rockets.
Barton had hit double figures in the scoring column in each of the previous seven games but saw that streak come to an end in emphatic fashion. Even though it's safe to view the two-point performance as an outlier, Barton wasn't exactly supplementing his scoring during that seven-game stretch with ample production in other areas. He's averaging 5.2 boards, 2.4 assists and 1.9 triples and is shooting 39.2 percent from the field in March, so Barton doesn't need to be treated as a must-hold player at this point in the season.
Barton scored 20 points (9-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt) while adding four rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes during Monday's 114-105 win over the Celtics.
It's only the second time in eight March contests the 28-year-old wing has scored at least 20 points. Barton's production has been inconsistent since he returned from a groin injury in mid-January, but he remains a key secondary cog in the Nuggets' offense as the club tries to topple the Warriors at the top of the Western Conference standings.
Barton compiled 17 points (5-10 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, five assists, and two steals in 35 minutes during Saturday's 102-100 victory over the Pacers.
Barton was solid enough for the Nuggets on Saturday, eclipsing 15 points for just the second time in his last seven games. Since returning from injury, Barton has flashed his upside but is yet to find consistency on either end of the floor. He is still worth rostering in standard formats but is unlikely to reach the expectation many owners had coming into the season.
Barton posted 23 points (8-16 FG, 5-11 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five assists, four rebounds and one block across 33 minutes in the Nuggets' 115-99 win over the Lakers on Wednesday.
Barton has mostly endured a rough season shooting-wise, so seeing him generate back-to-back 50.0 percent tallies is certainly encouraging. The seven-year veteran's scoring total Wednesday equaled a season best as well, while his five made threes represented a new high-water mark for the campaign. Barton will look to keep his hot hand going versus the Warriors on Friday.
Barton had 21 points (7-16 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal in 37 minutes during Thursday's 111-106 loss to the Jazz.
Barton had his best game of the season Thursday, leading the team in points, rebounds, and blocks. That makes two strong performances in a row for Barton who appears to be finding form after a rocky period returning from injury. He has a demonstrated ability to produce across the board making him a solid fantasy option in most formats.
Barton totaled 23 points (9-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five assists, and three rebounds in 33 minutes during Tuesday's 121-112 victory over the Thunder.
Barton bounced back after scoring just three points against the Clippers on Sunday, ending with 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting. Barton has been a bit of a letdown since returning from injury, although, the fact he was being drafted so high was somewhat unwarranted. He has the ability to contribute in multiple categories but offers little defense and struggles with his shooting quite regularly.
Barton tallied 20 points (7-17 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 3-4 FT), three rebounds, and one assist in 31 minutes during Saturday's 107-106 victory over Minnesota.
Barton scored in double-digits for the first time in three games, ending with 20 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Barton still appears to be getting his feet back under him after missing a significant portion of the season due to injury. His numbers are up and down across the board but owners simply have to sit tight and hope he can find some consistency moving forward.
Barton contributed 20 points (9-15 FG, 2-6 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 36 minutes during Monday's 95-92 win over the Grizzlies.
Barton has scored at least 20 points in two of the last four games and reached double figures in four straight. In both of the contests in which Barton has earned at least 30 minutes this month he has poured in 20-plus points. Given how consistently Nikola Jokic spreads the ball around, Barton is likely to continue hoisting double-digit shot attempts and should be scooped up immediately across most formats if he's somehow still sitting on waiver wires.
Barton started at small forward and registered 14 points (5-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five rebounds, five assists and one block in 26 minutes Friday in the Nuggets' 132-95 decimation of the Suns.
With Nikola Jokic suspended for the contest, coach Michael Malone moved Barton back to the starting five to give the Nuggets some more offensive firepower in the star center's stead. Barton fit in seamlessly while making his first start since Oct. 20 and made a case to remain there over the more defensive-minded Torrey Craig on Saturday against the 76ers, when Jokic is set to return to action. Even if Barton moves back to the bench, he won't necessarily be headed for a drastic minutes decline and would continue to prop up his fantasy value by playing a high-usage role for the second unit.
Barton will return to the starting lineup in place of Torrey Craig in Friday's game against the Suns, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports.
On Wednesday, Barton exploded for 22 points (8-13 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block across 30 minutes in his fifth game back after a multi-month long absence, which may have triggered his return to the starting lineup. It remains to be seen if he will see that many minutes again, as coach Mike Malone did mention he though he played him too many minutes in the contest. Still, he appears to be working his way back into his expected workload.
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