January 12, 2019, 11:30 pmWill BartonG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton played in his third game of the season on Saturday night, returning from hip/core muscle surgery to post six points, five rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer while shooting 2-of-10 in 16 minutes.
Barton's been out since October 20 and it was nice to see him back on the floor. Expect him to play in a reserve role until he finds his legs again, though he was pretty aggressive about getting his shots in tonight. There was some obvious rust and Will The Thrill wasn't at his sharpest tonight but he's not going to fade into the background, even on a talented, deep squad. His return left Juancho Hernangomez with only 14 minutes while Torrey Craig logged 24 in another start. We'd bet that had more to do with his five fouls than anything else. Barton needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues.