December 13, 2017, 6:43 pm
Will Barton (back) has been ruled out of Wednesday’s game against the Celtics while Nikola Jokic (ankle) will be available to play.
Barton was probable coming in so it’s a surprise to see him sit out. The hope is that he’s able to suit up for the next game so owners don’t drop into a hole too much. Jokic returns from a six-game absence so that’s a welcome site for the Nuggets and those who own Jokic. Trey Lyles, who’s been fantastic lately, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee will lose some minutes as a result of Jokic’s return.