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  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton tied for the team lead in scoring on Thursday, scoring 13 points to go with eight rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 22 minutes of action off the bench.

    Earlier in the day Mike Malone said that nothing was settled in the battle to determine the starting small forward, and Barton had the best box score performance of the candidates tonight. His scoring punch may make sense in a reserve role since he can lead the second unit offensively, but you can imagine that Barton is aiming to take a starting job that he lost because of injury last season. He remains an upside play in the final few rounds of drafts in case he recaptures his old top-100 form.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Malone has yet to make a decision on his starting small forward and will continue to assess how Will Barton, Torrey Craig, Juancho Hernangómez, and Michael Porter Jr. do in Thursday's game as well as upcoming practices.

    The starting small forward position for the Nuggets has to come at some point before their regular season begins Wednesday against the Blazers. Barton had the starting gig last season but was mired with injuries after being a breakout candidate in the 2017-18 season (top-60 finish). but his skill set might better serve the Nuggets in a sixth man role. Porter's emergence this preseason has further complicated his decision. Craig and Hernangómez are also in the mix for that starting role. With so many mouths to feed in Denver, they are only late-round fliers in redraft leagues with Barton being the only one who has proved that he can sustain fantasy value while Porter has the highest upside.

    Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    According to Harrison Wind, Torrey Craig is expected to play "significant minutes" for the Nuggets against the Suns on Monday.

    Will Barton may miss the game entirely. Craig has carved out a reserve role for the Nuggets, but he does not project as a useful fantasy player.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Torrey Craig
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    According to beat writer Harrison Wind, Torrey Craig may start for the Nuggets on Tuesday against the Blazers.

    The Nuggets have a battle on their hands for the starting small forward spot as Will Barton has been a mainstay over the last few years. Craig averaged 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds last season but could take a step forward in 2019-20.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton, who has been limited in training camp with an undisclosed injury, will be good to go for Tuesday's preseason game.

    Barton is mired in a competition for the starting small forward spot so it's good to know that an injury won't prevent him from earning the gig. With Juancho Hernangomez, Michael Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig also in the mix, Barton won't be able to cruise to the role like he did last season. It may even make sense for the Nuggets to keep Barton on the bench, where he can prop up the second unit's offensive efforts. Either way he's shaping up as a late-round pick in fantasy leagues.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    According to head coach Michael Malone, Will Barton (undisclosed) did the "most" in Thursday's practice than he has so far.

    Until we get more information regarding his ailment, it is very difficult to understand where Barton fits within the Nuggets depth chart. The team does have several options at the wing position so it makes sense to lower Barton on your draft boards given the uncertainty of his role at this time.

    Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (undisclosed) has not been able to be a full participant in training camp so far while Torrey Craig and Juancho Hernangomez have been getting run with the first unit.

    Barton dealt with groin/hip injuries last season that ultimately forced him to miss 39 regular season games. It appears that the hip/groin is not what is keeping Barton a limited participant in practice thus far. However, this is still concerning news for a player that was not known as "injury-prone" until last year. Monitor Barton's status as it may be safer to move him down a few rounds in case he is unable to start the season healthy.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    On Monday, Mike Malone named Michael Porter Jr. as one of the four candidates that will compete to start at small forward for the Nuggets, along with Will Barton, Torrey Craig and Juancho Hernangomez.

    The open competition is worth keeping an eye on, as some of these options could become fantasy steals given the boost in minutes that this would likely provide. Barton may be best suited to come off the bench even though he started 38 games last season. Craig saw 37 starts and could easily be selected for his defense. Hernangomez started 25 games, but he's probably the least likely to win the job. The wildcard that the fantasy community is cheering for is Porter Jr., though, as he has plenty of untapped upside. He could provide anything from a third-consecutive lost season to a Blake Griffin-like redshirt rookie campaign.

    Source: Duvalier Johnson

  • Will Barton
    G, Denver Nuggets

    According to Chris Haynes of Yahoo sports, Will Barton will not be suspended nor fined for his altercation with Seth Curry and will be available for Game 7 on Sunday.

    It's do-or-die for both clubs on Sunday and the Nuggets can use all the help they can get. Barton has been hot and cold throughout this series and he'll need to bring his best game in Game 7, if the Nuggets are to advance to the Western Conference finals.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    G, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton logged 39 minutes on Friday night and added 22 points, nine rebounds, three threes, three blocks and two steals on 8-for-18 shooting.

    It was a career night for Barton, who had zero points in the first half doing most of his damage in the second half and overtime including several clutch shots and defensive plays. Barton set playoff career-highs for minutes, points, steals and blocks and will look to keep it going on Sunday in Game 4.

  • Will Barton
    G, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton scored 17 points (7-for-11 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) to go with five rebounds, three assists and a 3-pointer in Tuesday's Game 5 win over the Spurs.

    Barton piled up a chunk of those stats in garbage time, but it's nice to see him reach his highest point total of the series nonetheless. The Nuggets are rolling now and they've got a chance to close out the series on Thursday in San Antonio.

  • Will Barton
    G, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton wasn't able to do much in Game 4 on Saturday with 12 points on 3-of-10 shooting to go with four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers in 15 minutes off the bench.

    He has been horrendous the entire series so it's not surprising to see that Coach Mike Malone decided to shake the starting lineup in order to garner a different result before heading back to Denver. Luckily for them, putting Torrey Craig in the starting lineup proved to be the answer they needed in tieing this series up. Barton made the most out of his 15 minutes by firing 10 shots and making all three of his 3-pointers. This might be his role moving forward as long as Craig is making positive impact on the floor.