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August 2, 2020 09:36 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Out again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Thunder.

Both Barton and Gary Harris (hip) will remain out for a second straight game, and there's a chance Jamal Murray (hamstring) could also remained sidelined. As a result, expect Torrey Craig, PJ Dozier, Michael Porter Jr. and Troy Daniels to pick up increased minutes.

August 2, 2020 02:00 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Questionable Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) is considered "very questionable" for Monday's game against the Thunder, Kendra Andrews of The Athletic reports.

One of three Nuggets regulars to miss Saturday's opener, Barton is still nursing the knee issue that's plagued him through much of the restart. Coach Mike Malone did not sound confident that Barton -- or Gary Harris and Jamal Murray -- would be back in the lineup Monday, but a more definitive update should be available after shootaround.

August 1, 2020 10:36 AM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Won't play in restart opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) is out for Saturday's game against the Heat.

Barton has been nursing right knee soreness, and it's still bothering him enough to prevent him from playing in the seeding game opener. In his stead, with Gary Harris (hip) also out, Torrey Craig should see plenty of action.

July 30, 2020 04:44 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Limited at practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice session, Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports reports.

Barton was able to play in the Nuggets' final scrimmage, but it appears he's still nursing some discomfort in his knee. At this point, Barton should be considered day-to-day until further notice. Coach Mike Malone was mostly vague when asked about Barton's status. "He just continues to keep on working on his rehab, getting with our training staff, and trying to integrate him back into the lineup and into the rotation," Malone said.

July 25, 2020 12:44 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Sitting out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton will not play in Saturday's scrimmage against the Pelicans due to a knee issue, Rachel Nichols of ESPN reports.

Barton was held out of Friday's practice for an undisclosed reason and it now appears the issue was with his knee. Denver is holding out several key players from Saturday's scrimmage, so it appears they are likely just erring on the side of caution. Still, his status should be monitored heading into Saturday's bubble opener against the Heat.

July 24, 2020 01:01 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Goes through some of practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (undisclosed) was a partial participant in Friday's practice, Harrison Wind of reports.

Barton did not participate in Wednesday's opening scrimmage for undisclosed reasons, but he was able to go through some of Friday's practice. It remains unclear if he'll be available for Saturday's scrimmage against the Pelicans.

July 23, 2020 11:32 AM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Out for scrimmage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton will not play in Wednesday's scrimmage against Washington, TJ McBride of Mile High Sports reports.

The reason for the decision is unclear, but the Nuggets will be extremely depleted, as Jamal Murray, Torrey Craig, Gary Harris and Michael Porter Jr. will also sit out.

March 12, 2020 01:04 AM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Efficient 23 points in defeat
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton scored 23 points (9-17 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 1-2 FT), adding on six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block during 38 minutes of action Wednesday, as the Nuggets fell to the Mavericks 113-97.

Barton trailed only Jamal Murray (25 points) in Denver's scoring attack, albeit on a night where the team failed to eclipse 100 points for the first time since the end of January. Coincidentally, the end of January was also the last time Barton scored 23 or more points. The performance is overshadowed by a global pandemic, with all future NBA games being postponed as the league seeks to address and protect the basketball world from COVID-19.

March 10, 2020 12:28 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Versatile contributor in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton chipped in 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-9 3Pt), six rebounds, four steals, two assists and two blocks in 32 minutes Monday during the Nuggets' 109-95 win over Milwaukee.

The four steals were a season high for Barton on this stat-stuffing evening against Milwaukee's second unit. In a seemingly bizarre referee vendetta, Barton was called for carrying the ball on consecutive possessions. Regardless, he's now hit double-digit scoring in six straight games and will find himself in a high-octane contest Tuesday versus the Mavericks.

March 8, 2020 12:48 AM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Scores team-high 22 points
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton amassed 22 points (9-18 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes during Saturday's 104-102 loss to the Cavaliers.

Barton was one of only a couple of bright spots for the Nuggets who fell to the lowly Cavaliers. Barton has put up double-digit scoring in five consecutive games; however, he has managed only one steal and zero blocks during that time. A number of the Nuggets primary scoring options have been struggling of late and so Barton is going to have a license to hoist the ball making him a solid enough 12-team option.

February 29, 2020 09:16 AM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Generates 18 in second game back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton produced 18 points (7-14 FG, 4-5 3Pt), four rebounds and four assists across 29 minutes in Friday's 132-103 loss to the Clippers.

Despite the loss, Barton's return to health is great news for the Nuggets, who went 1-3 while he was sidelined with an injury. His average of 14.8 points per game makes him the third-leading scorer on the team, and his consensus ADP of 136 has made him one of the best values of the season.

February 22, 2020 09:24 AM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Gets big minutes in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) started at small forward and put up 16 points (6-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one steal across 32 minutes Friday in the Nuggets' 113-101 loss to the Thunder.

Barton had missed the Nuggets' final four games of the first half with a swollen right knee and was initially listed as doubtful ahead of Friday's contest, but the 29-year-old was able to rejoin the lineup for the first game out of the All-Star break. He immediately recaptured a starting role on the wing and took on a normal minutes load, bumping Torrey Craig back to bench as a result. Barton doesn't look like he'll be subjected to any further restrictions moving forward.

February 21, 2020 07:16 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Good to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) has been cleared to play in Friday's matchup with the Thunder, Mike Singer of The Denver Post reports.

Barton was upgraded from doubtful to questionable on Thursday, so he has had a quick recovery. His last game action came on Feb. 4 against the Trail Blazers, so it would not be surprising if the Nuggets eased him back into the swing of things.

February 20, 2020 04:12 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Upgraded to questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) has been upgraded to questionable for Friday's contest against the Thunder, Chris Dempsey of Altitude Sports reports.

Barton was originally ruled doubtful heading into Friday's matchup, but now there's a more seeming chance the forward can take the court and end his four-game absence streak. Barton hasn't played since logging 24 minutes of action and posting 16 points Feb. 4 against Portland. The Memphis product could likely end up being a game-time decision nevertheless.

February 20, 2020 08:44 AM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Doubtful Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) is considered doubtful for Friday's game against the Thunder, T.J. McBride of reports.

According to coach Michael Malone, Barton has "less of a chance" of playing compared to injured teammates Michael Porter and Mason Plumlee. While the statement doesn't indicate anything specific, it appears as though the 28-year-old is still severely hampered by the knee inflammation that's kept him from the court for the past four games. More information should come out ahead of tipoff Friday, lending more of an insight into Barton's availability.

February 20, 2020 08:24 AM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Status still unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) was able to go through parts of practice Wednesday, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports.

Barton remains limited as he deals with swelling in his right knee, and McBride notes that he participated in fewer parts of practice than Denver's other injury recoverees Michael Porter and Mason Plumlee. The Nuggets haven't issued an official update on any of the three players' statuses coming out of the break, but at this point it's very possible Barton could miss additional time.

February 11, 2020 05:56 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Remains out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) will not play Wednesday against the Lakers.

Both Barton and Michael Porter Jr. will remain out as the Nuggets head into the All-Star break. For Barton, it will be his fourth consecutive absence.

February 9, 2020 08:44 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: To miss third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) will remain out Monday against San Antonio, Harrison Wind of DNVR Sports reports.

It will be the third straight absence for Barton, who continues to deal with swelling in his right knee. With Michael Porter Jr. also out, expect Torrey Craig to make another start on the wing. And with only one more game between Monday and All-Star Weekend, it's possible the Nuggets could opt to hold Barton out until after the break.

February 7, 2020 08:16 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Will not play Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Suns due to right knee inflammation.

Barton absent from the Nuggets' original injury report for this game, so it appears he suffered some type of setback. The likely scenario is that the team is just exercising caution in order to avoid a lingering situation. The 29-year-old's next chance to suit up will come Monday versus the Spurs.

February 7, 2020 07:00 PM
Nuggets' Will Barton: Off injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barton (knee) has been taken off the injury report and will be active for Saturday's matchup against the Suns, Harrison Wind of reports.

After missing Wednesday's win against the Jazz due to inflammation in his knee, Barton will suit up against the Suns on Saturday. Considering that the 29-year-old was only forced to miss one game, expect the Nuggets to plug him right back into the starting role that he has filled all season.

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