March 11, 2020, 11:09 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton shot 9-of-17 from the field on his way to scoring 23 points with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block on Wednesday.
Barton also shot 4-of-9 from deep and he certainly wasn't the reason the Nuggets fell to the Mavs on Wednesday. Barton took the second most field goal attempts for the Nuggets behind Jamal Murray tonight.
March 7, 2020, 10:18 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton scored a team-high 22 points in a loss to the Cavs on Saturday, adding eight rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes.
Barton was able salvage a nice stat line in a surprising loss to a weak Cavs team. Barton has scored 15 points in four of the past five games. He is a top-75 player on the season and was a top-130 player in the month of February. His value should likely fall in the middle around the top-100 moving forward.
March 5, 2020, 9:45 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton had a solid game on Thursday with 16 points (6-of-10 shooting) to go with seven boards and two triples in 24 minutes as the Nuggets won late.
Barton has strung together a couple better games this week after some slow performances coming off a right knee injury. He should be a solid mid-round value the rest of the way, but there may be quiet games as guys like Gary Harris chip in with improved value. Harris has posted late-round value on the season but has been a top-100 player over the last week. He posted a nice 14 points, five boards and two steals in this one.
March 4, 2020, 1:02 amWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton finished with 18 points (8-of-18 FG, 1-of-9 3PT), five rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes during the Nuggets' loss to the Warriors on Tuesday.
Barton was atrocious from beyond the arc on Tuesday, but only missed two shots from two-point range. Since returning from a four game absence two weeks ago, Barton has not been very good, ranking outside the top-200. He still sits right at top-70 value on the year but if you're in a situation where a guard like Malik Beasley, for example, is somehow still on the wire, Barton could be a cut candidate.
March 1, 2020, 9:34 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton put up 11 points (3-of-9 FG), four assists, two rebounds and one 3-pointer against the Raptors on Sunday.
Barton is still struggling to rediscover his mid-round form that he had earlier this season. You probably want to ride this out, but with all of the talent around him, Barton will not be able to walk into mid-round value without picking up his level play. Monte Morris was strong off the bench, accounting for 12 points, four assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal. He's just a streaming option, but his showing in 29 minutes speaks to the competition that is surrounding Barton.
February 29, 2020, 1:16 amWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton was back to his old tricks on Friday, tallying 18 points on 7-of-14 shooting with four 3s, four rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes.
Barton, who had been slowed by some inflammation in his right knee recently, found his way back to fantasy-productivity with tonight's line. He's been playing outside the top-150 over the last week, but a few more of games like this should pull his needle closer to the mid-round range that its been for most of the season.
February 21, 2020, 10:49 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton contributed 16 points (6-for-12 shooting), nine rebounds, five assists, two triples and a steal in 32 minutes on Friday.
Barton's status coming into this game was uncertain but he looked no worse for the wear with a very strong fantasy line. The 32 minutes was also good to see as he looked healthy and productive. Keep him in your lineups as long as he's active.
February 21, 2020, 7:16 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Despite dealing with right knee inflammation, Will Barton will take the floor against the Thunder on Friday.
The Nuggets will have a full roster on Friday and may choose to take it easy on Barton with that in mind. He will have missed the last four games and has not seen action since February 4, vs. the Blazers. Nonetheless, you should feel free to plug him into your lineup per usual in standard leagues.
Source: Mike Singer on Twitter
February 21, 2020, 6:55 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Head coach Mike Malone stated that Will Barton (right knee inflammation) is still "touch and go" heading into Friday's matchup against the Thunder.
Barton is likely going to be a true game-time decision. Be ready to deploy Gary Harris or Torrey Craig if Barton is unable to take the court on Friday. He is close to taking the floor either way so just be patient with his return. He's been a reliable mid-round performer in standard leagues this season.
Source: Mike Singer on Twitter
February 20, 2020, 4:28 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (right knee inflammation) is officially questionable to play on Friday.
Barton was limited at Wednesday's practice. If he's unable to play, look for Gary Harris and Torrey Craig to soak up some extra minutes. It doesn't sound like Barton is looking at a serious injury, as a questionable tag is more promising than other potential outcomes.
Source: Chris Dempsey on Twitter
February 19, 2020, 7:21 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (right knee inflammation) was limited at Wednesday's practice.
The Nuggets didn't give a formal update but Barton did less at the session than Denver's other injured players, so fantasy GMs might want to look elsewhere in the short-term. Gary Harris and Torrey Craig should absorb Barton's minutes for as long as he remains out.
Source: TJ McBride on Twitter
February 11, 2020, 6:08 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (right knee inflammation) is being listed as out ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Lakers.
Barton has missed the last few games with the inflammation in his knee, and the team will opt to give him the extended rest over the All-Star break. Torrey Craig and Keita Bates-Diop will continue to see more minutes, while Paul Millsap and Jerami Grant may see additional time next to each other at both forward spots.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 9, 2020, 8:14 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton will miss Monday's matchup against the Spurs due to right knee inflammation.
Monday will be Barton's third straight game on the sidelines. He only has one more opportunity to play before the All-Star break, and one has to imagine that Wednesday's game against the Lakers could easily be another absence for Barton. Michael Porter Jr. has also been ruled out, and that should leave extra opportunities for Torrey Craig in particular. He's averaged 34 minutes over the last two games.
Source: T.J. McBride on Twitter
February 7, 2020, 8:24 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (right knee inflammation) has been ruled out of Saturday's contest with the Suns.
Jerami Grant (right ankle sprain) is expected to play and with Barton out, Torrey Craig will continue to see more minutes.
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 5, 2020, 7:56 pmWill BartonSG, Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (right knee inflammation) is highly doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz.
It looks like Barton will miss this game but he is a strong hold as a top-70 player on the season.
Source: Nick Kosmider on Twitter