April 12, 2017, 9:23 pm
Will Barton (foot soreness) sat out Wednesday’s season finale against the Thunder.
The Nuggets were officially eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday, so there was no reason to force Barton back into action and risk a setback. Ankle and foot injuries limited him to just 60 games, making this his second season in three years to play 60 or fewer games. When he was on the court Barton was able to return top-125 value thanks to his across the board production and 3-point shooting. Still, the combination of his injury history and the Nuggets crowded wing rotation makes him tough to trust heading into next season.