Barton scored 19 points (8-16 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-3 FT) to go along with six rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks in 43 minutes during Friday's 103-89 win against Orlando.
As a part-time starter, Barton is averaging 19.5 points in six starts this season. The Denver guard scored 19 points in a season-high 43 minutes on Friday. In his last five games, two of which were starts, he is averaging 18.3 points. Barton's team-leading 15.9 points per game is also a career-best pace for the guard.
Barton scored 23 points (9-20 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 1-3 FT) while adding eight rebounds, six assists and a steal in 41 minutes off the bench during Monday's 122-105 loss to the Mavericks.
The minutes were a season high for Barton, and largely came at the expense of Jamal Murray -- although both guards, along with Gary Harris, topped 20 points on the night. Expect the Nuggets' backcourt trio to remain productive from three-point range Wednesday on the road against a Pelicans squad that has struggled with its perimeter defense.
Barton totaled 37 points (13-19 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 5-6 FT), three assists, three steals and two rebounds in 35 minutes during Thursday's 111-110 victory over the Bulls.
Barton was outstanding in the come from behind victory, recording a season-high 37 points in the process. After two ordinary performances, he was able to get his shot going Thursday, while also adding a season-high three steals. Nikola Jokic (ankle) looks set to miss some time, and with Wilson Chandler (back) also ailing, as well as Paul Millsap (wrist) on the sidelines, Barton is in line for some extended run. His shot will not always be this reliable, but he worth adding in most formats until the Nuggets get some of their troops back on the floor.
Barton will play a reserve role in Friday's contest against the Grizzlies, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports.
Barton got the start over Kenneth Faried in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Rockets. However, Faried will return to the starting lineup Friday in order to matchup with the Grizzlies' big frontcourt. Barton still figures to play heavy minutes off the bench.
Barton collected 20 points (7-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 4-5 FT), six rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 35 minutes during Wednesday's 125-95 loss to Houston.
Barton received another start, once again leading the team in scoring. With Paul Millsap (wrist) set to miss an extended period of time, Barton is in a prime position to cash in with more playing time. While his numbers looked good however, he did have a plus/minus rating of minus-42, the worst on the team. While this may or may not have an effect on his minutes distribution, it is an area of concern for the Denver coaching staff.
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