March 18, 2018, 1:22 amWill BartonSG/SF, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton drew the start at shooting guard in place of the injured Gary Harris on Saturday and produced eight points on 3-of-12 shooting to go with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes.
It’s the type of line that reveals whether you’re an optimist or a pessimist — you can twist this one any way you want given the shooting and the defense. Regardless of how tonight’s performance settles Barton needs to be owned in all formats, not that that’s different from any other day. He’s looking locked into the starting five and can push top-40 value if he gets on a hot streak with Denver now trailing the playoff pack. Wilson Chandler gets a nice boost as well, though he’s looking at a late-round valuation. He finished tonight with 10 points, two threes and a steal in 32 minutes.