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May 10, 2019, 9:06 pmWill 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
May 4, 2019, 2:44 amWill 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.
April 24, 2019, 12:34 amWill 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.
April 20, 2019, 8:30 pmWill 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.
April 18, 2019, 11:30 pmWill Barton - G - Denver Nuggets
Will Barton struggled again in Game 3 on Thursday with four points on 2-of-6 shooting to go with two rebounds and a block.
Barton has been awful this entire series and there's no way around it. He's been dealing with some injuries, but as of now he can't even shoot the ball which has made him unplayable this series. The Spurs are sagging off of him at the 3-point line and allowing him open looks but he missed both of his shots from deep tonight. His minutes should definitely go to Malik Beasley (27 minutes, 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting with five 3-pointers, nine rebounds and two assists) as he's lost confidence in himself. The tricky part is, if Beasley takes his spot, what does that mean for the future of the franchise considering they just inked Barton to a long term deal?
April 14, 2019, 1:31 amWill Barton - G - Denver Nuggets
Will Barton double-doubled on Saturday night, scoring 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting, and added 10 rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a three.
Barton started the game off shooting at will, but later slowed up on his attemps from the field. Barton rounded into form after battling an early season injury in the second-half of the season, but will have to shoot better in Game 2 if the Nuggets hope to even up the series against the tough-out Spurs.
April 11, 2019, 1:02 amWill Barton - G - Denver Nuggets
Will Barton finished Wednesday's game with 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting with nine rebounds, four assists, one turnover, steal, block and trey.
After signing a lucrative 4 year/$53 million dollar deal prior to the 2018-2019 campaign, Barton has truly disappointed. He was poised to breakout this season but it never came to fruition. He falls outside the top-188 in both 8 and 9-cat leagues. However, he did have an injury in the second game of the season that may have put his entire season off course. Barton could have breakout potential next season but be weary that he may not crack top-120 value again.
April 9, 2019, 8:35 pmWill Barton - G - Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (finger) is listed as a start on Tuesday against the Jazz.
Barton had a finger sprain but will give it a go tonight. Expect the status quo from him tonight.
Source: Eric Walden on Twitter
April 9, 2019, 6:14 pmWill Barton - G - Denver Nuggets
Will Barton (right finger sprain) is probable to play the Jazz on Tuesday.
Barton should resume his regular role as the Nuggets try to hold on to the two-seed out West. Deploy Barton as you normally would.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 31, 2019, 10:34 pmWill Barton - G - Denver Nuggets
Will Barton played a solid game on Sunday against the Wizards with 10 points, two triples, two blocks, four assists and four boards but the Nuggets came up short 90-95.
Barton had a key block late in the fourth quarter to force a 24-second violation but the Nuggets struggled to find their offensive touch late with both Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic unavailable. Barton could be in for a hot finish to the season if Murray misses any time as Gary Harris (nine points in 34 minutes) is still working the rust off.
March 29, 2019, 10:50 pmGary Harris - G - Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris managed eight points, two 3s, four assists and two steals in 31 minutes during Friday’s take down of the Thunder.
Harris just hasn’t been able to get it going this year as he dealt with multiple injuries and increased competition from the younger members of the Nuggets. Will Barton added 12 points, two 3s, an assist and three turnovers and hasn’t lived up to expectations either. Next year, both players will be available at discounts relative to their ADPs for this season.
March 28, 2019, 11:29 pmWill Barton - G - Denver Nuggets
Will Barton finished Thursday's blowout loss with two points, four assists and a 1-for-6 shooting line in 29 minutes.
Barton's been lost in the wilderness since returning from his hip/core injury, and while the performance is incredibly dispiriting for fantasy owners, it's hard to blame The Thrill for his struggles. He jumped right back into the fray on a team with a great bench and needed to play catch-up as the Nuggets were fighting for the top spot in the West. Those future-looking owners who saw Denver's 4-4-4 playoff schedule surely didn't envision this fantasy-irrelevant version of Barton. The same can be said for Gary Harris, who was mildly better with 11 points and three triples in 29 minutes.
March 24, 2019, 7:57 pmWill Barton - G - Denver Nuggets
Will Barton scored 15 points on three triples with three boards on Sunday against the Pacers.
Barton is outside the top-150 on the season but is inside the top-130 over the last month. Give him a look if you could benefit from the four games Barton logs next week.
March 22, 2019, 10:05 pmGary Harris - G - Denver Nuggets
Gary Harris hit 4-of-5 treys and finished Friday’s easy win over the Knicks with 14 points, five rebounds, two steals and two turnovers.
Harris has been banged up all season and with a deeper Denver team, he’s struggled to return his usual high value. He’s only been a top-150 play over the last few weeks though he has scored at least 10 points in four straight games so hopefully he’s heating up. Will Barton added 12 points, two 3s, a steal and a block in the win.