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  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (left knee soreness) is unlikely to return for the Western Conference Finals as he continues to rehab his knee injury in Miami.

    Barton hasn't seen the court since March and while the Nuggets have not given any updates on his injury, it's clear the soreness is significant. This news does not come as a surprise but it's still unfortunate for the Nuggets on the heels of a buzzer beater loss to the Lakers. Barton finished this season as the 66th ranked overall player, a major bounce back from the 2018-19 season where he finished outside the top-200. Hopefully his rehab goes well and he can continue putting up solid numbers next season.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    When asked about Will Barton's (left knee soreness) status moving forward, head coach Michael Malone told the media that he did not have an update for a return and added "I would love to get him back, even if he's not able to play…"

    Barton remains in Miami while rehabbing from a knee injury that has kept him out for the duration of the NBA restart and Malone added that he is "working his butt off in Miami." Very few, if anybody, thought that the Nuggets would make it this far in the playoffs and it would add a boost if Barton was able to return. However, with all of the reports that we have currently, it seems like a long-shot for a return to the court in 2020. It is a situation worth keeping an eye on as we should learn more in the coming weeks.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Will Barton (left knee soreness) is rehabbing in Miami and undergoing daily COVID-19 testing, while not ruling out a return in the series against the Clippers.

    Barton has not played in a bubble game yet due to a knee injury that has kept him sidelined. The Nuggets have been doing well against the Clippers even though they lack the necessary depth and Barton’s return could absolutely help their second unit. Still, there has been no medical update as of today so his return remains up in the air.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Gary Harris
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris continues to be ruled out a day in advance with a right hip strain and will sit out Friday's Game 3 vs. the Jazz.

    Harris and Will Barton (knee) have yet to suit up for the Nuggets in meaningful games inside the bubble and there is no timetable on their return. Barton recently left the bubble to seek medical treatment while Harris remains inside the Disney campus. Michael Porter Jr. will continue to be leaned upon on the wing while Harris and Barton are sidelined. At this point, there is no guarantee that they will return before the season ends for the Nuggets.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    According to Mike Singer of the Denver Post, Will Barton (left knee soreness) will leave the Orlando bubble for rehab purposes and is out indefinitely.

    The only real news is the fact that Barton will be leaving his teammates to aid his recovery. Barton's knee problems have led to soreness in other areas, and he hopes that leaving Orlando will help in the long run.

    Source: Denver Post

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (left knee soreness) will be out for the foreseeable future for the Nuggets with his continued knee trouble.

    The Nuggets have been operating sans Barton and Gary Harris (right hip strain) for the entirety of the team's stay in Orlando. Both of them continue to be ruled out of games well beforehand and have already been ruled out of Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz (the Nuggets lead the series 1-0). Rookie Michael Porter Jr. has played beyond what the Nuggets were expecting in their stead, and they don't seem to be in any sort of rush to bring back Harris and Barton. Porter Jr. has been starting for the Nuggets and was named to the All-Seeding Games Second Team.

    Source: Mike Singer on Twitter

  • Gary Harris
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Gary Harris (right hip strain) and Will Barton (left knee soreness) have been ruled out of Wednesday's Game 2 against the Jazz.

    Both Harris and Barton continue to be ruled out early and there has been no indication from the Nuggets that they are edging closer to a return. In their absence, Michael Porter Jr. will continue to log heavy minutes with a number of other players picking up the rest of the slack.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Michael Porter Jr.
    PF, Denver Nuggets

    Michael Porter Jr. was in the starting lineup for the Nuggets on Monday but slowed down on the offensive end, tallying 13 points on 5-of-13 shooting to go with eight rebounds, one assist and one block in 31 minutes.

    Porter remained in the opening five for the Nuggets as both Gary Harris (hip) and Will Barton (knee) continue to be ruled out. After a strong showing during the seeding period, Porter slowed a little in the victory and failed to see any action during the overtime period. This is all a part of the learning curve for Porter and he should be better for the experience.

  • Jamal Murray
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray scored 10 points in the overtime period during Monday's victory, ending with 36 points on 13-of-20 shooting to go with nine assists, five rebounds, one steal and six 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

    The Nuggets escaped with a 10-point victory over a plucky Jazz outfit as Murray got hot late. He scored 20 of his team-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and overtime period, putting the Nuggets on his back down the stretch. He is going to need to shoulder more responsibility with both Will Barton (knee) and Gary Harris (hip) yet to return. Game 3 is on Wednesday and Murray will look to continue his red-hot form in that one.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    The Nuggets will be without Will Barton (left knee soreness) and Gary Harris (right hip strain) for Monday's Game 1 against the Jazz.

    Neither player has been able to play in the bubble, and the Nuggets will be missing two of their usual starters in a tough playoff matchup. It's a tough blow to Denver's depth and they'll need to cobble together a wing rotation and lean on lineups featuring players that just haven't played a ton together. Michael Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig will likely start, as they did in Denver's seeding games, while Monte Morris, Troy Daniels and PJ Dozier should see extra run off the bench. At this point there's no timetable for a return from either Barton or Harris.

    Source: Kendra Andrews on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (right knee soreness), Gary Harris (right hip) and Vlatko Čančar (left foot fracture) will miss their last opportunity to take the court in the seeding games on Friday vs. the Raptors.

    Barton and Harris were starters for the Nuggets prior to the league suspension but can't seem to get healthy in the Orlando bubble. The Nuggets will hope to have them back in the fold when they face the Jazz in the first round next week but they should be considered questionable at best until we hear more. Čančar was not a member of the rotation and his return does not impact the reality or fantasy landscape of this team.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (right knee soreness) and Gary Harris (right hip) have both been ruled out of Wednesday's tilt with the Clippers.

    Both Barton and Harris continue to battle injuries and have, once again, been ruled out a day ahead of time. Their status heading into the playoffs remains unclear and neither are worth rostering at this point.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Monday's matchup with the Lakers.

    Another Nuggets game and another absence for Barton, who is still being ruled out a day ahead of time. Michael Porter Jr. has been the big winner so far, while Jerami Grant has also gotten some extra room to operate. If you've managed to hold onto Barton for this long in your resumption leagues it's probably time to cut bait, as he'll surely be facing restrictions even if he can return for one of Denver's final two games.

    Source: TJ McBride on Twitter

  • Monte Morris
    PG, Denver Nuggets

    Monte Morris moved back to the bench on Saturday with Jamal Murray back in action, ending his night with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with one rebound and one assist in 28 minutes.

    Morris had a nice stretch of games with Murray sidelined but found himself in a reduced role in the victory. While the playing time was still substantial, he is going to find it difficult to have a sizeable impact moving forward. The Nuggets will eventually welcome back both Gary Harris (hip) and Will Barton (knee) and that will only further cut into Morris' opportunities.

  • Will Barton
    SG, Denver Nuggets

    Will Barton's knee injury will force him to miss another game on Saturday against the Jazz.

    Barton has not appeared in a bubble game to date, and his prospects for being playoff ready when the regular season is complete is starting to look murky. It would be a shame for the Nuggets if he were not able to get some reps in before the playoffs. While Barton is out, Troy Daniels will have a nice opportunity if he is able to play as he is currently listed as questionable with right hip tightness. Paul Millsap and Jerami Grant will also benefit with Barton out.

    Source: Harrison Wind on Twitter