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Will Barton | Guard/Forward | #5

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 175
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (10) / POR
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Will Barton filled the stat sheet with 22 points, eight boards, three assists, two steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in 36 minutes on Monday.
He hit 9-of-17 shots and is rolling right now, scoring 22, 20 and 17 points in each of his last three games. Make sure he's not available in your league now that he's healthy. Dec 5 - 10:14 PM

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Will Barton played through is sore ankle again on Saturday and hit 8-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 20 points, five rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes.

He had 17 points, seven boards and five assists on Friday and the fact he made it though back-to-back games should mean the ankle injury is behind him. And with Gary Harris (foot) still out and Jamal Murray as cold as ice, Barton should keep rolling until further notice.
Dec 4 - 12:09 AM

Will Barton (ankle) will play on Saturday against the Jazz.

The Nuggets put him on the report as probable, but he was never in doubt. Barton should be owned in all leagues.
Dec 3 - 7:54 PM

Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, and Darrell Arthur are listed as probable for Saturday's game vs. Utah.

Barton had missed 12 of the Nuggets previous 15 games, but looked great in his return to the Denver lineup on Friday night. He finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes. Better yet, he seems to have avoided aggravating his ankle injury. Barton should be locked and loaded in fantasy lineups going forward.
Dec 3 - 12:58 PM

Will Barton hit the ground running in his return to the starting lineup on Friday, scoring 17 points with seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes.

Well, he looks like himself again. Barton had been battling his ankle sprain since Halloween and only played in three games since then -- he also was awful in those three with a 21.4 field goal percentage. Simply put, Barton has to be picked up everywhere after this one.
Dec 3 - 1:39 AM

Emmanuel Mudiay, Will Barton, Danilo Gallinari, Kenneth Faried and Jusuf Nurkic will start against the Rockets on Friday.

We'll see how many minutes Barton gets in his return. He's worth a pickup in standard leagues while he will take minutes away from all the other forwards and wings.
Dec 2 - 9:53 PM

Will Barton (ankle) will play against the Rockets on Friday.

The earlier report from Chris Haynes of ESPN was as good as gold, so this is not a surprise. Barton may be limited in his first game back, but he's worth a pickup in most leagues. He will take minutes away from Jamal Murray, Jameer Nelson and Wilson Chandler.
Dec 2 - 8:30 PM

ESPN is reporting that Will Barton (ankle) will play Friday night vs. the Rockets.

Barton started off the year strong, averaging 18 points and five rebounds in 35 minutes over Denver's first three games of the season. However, he has missed 12 of the Nuggets last 15 games due to this nagging ankle injury. It is unknown if Barton will be on a minute restriction Friday. If you have room on your roster and he is still floating around your league's waiver wire, now is the time to nab him. Barton finished last season ranked among the top-85 overall fantasy players, according to BasketballReference.com. Barton's return will likely eat into the minutes of Wilson Chandler and Jamal Murray.
Dec 2 - 12:03 PM

Will Barton (ankle) is likely to play against the Rockets on Friday night.

He's been limited by his ankle injury dating back to Halloween, playing in just three games at 21.0 minutes per outing in that span. Barton has said he wants to be 100 percent before he gives it a go, so maybe that's the case. Since he's been out for the last three, Jameer Nelson and Jamal Murray have both improved. Plus, Wilson Chandler has played more minutes at the three. Barton's playing time is uncertain, so he's not as strong of a pickup this time around. He can get hot, so he's worth a long look in standard leagues.
Dec 1 - 3:30 PM

Will Barton (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Heat.

The Nuggets may have brought Barton back too soon last week, so they'll be extra careful. Barton's role could also diminish upon his return because of Jamal Murray playing very well. Barton isn't quite as appealing as a stash these days. Jameer Nelson should also benefit with Barton out tonight.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Even with Danilo Gallinari back in the fold, Wilson Chandler should still see ample run with the Nuggets thin on the wing. Chandler has seen huge run in games that have remained competitive and has poured in at least 25 real-life points in his last two games, and he appears to be the Nuggets most reliable contributor offensively. Mike Malone's rotations can always be volatile, so the Nuggets are best utilized in GPPs. The Heat are ranked sixth or better in defensive efficiency and points allowed per game.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 30 - 4:29 PM

Will Barton (left ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Heat.

Barton was able to go through Tuesday's practice, so while he'll likely be spending third straight game on the sidelines Wednesday night, it does appear that he's getting close. With Barton out, Jameer Nelson will have another opportunity to start with Jamal Murray being asked to do more with the second unit.
Nov 30 - 1:12 PM

Will Barton (left ankle) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. Miami.

Barton was able to go through a full practice on Tuesday, which is an encouraging sign regarding his status for Wednesday's game. If he is able to get out there, he would likely replace Jameer Nelson in the starting five, and Jamal Murray would lose some touches on offense. Owners can expect to get another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Nov 29 - 4:32 PM

Will Barton (ankle) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice.

Barton has spent the past two games on the sidelines after aggravating his ankle injury, but his full participation during Tuesday's practice is a positive sign regarding his status for Wednesday's game against Miami. If he is able to return to action on Wednesday night, he could replace Jameer Nelson in the starting lineup, and he could also cut into Jamal Murray's minutes. Check back for another update on his status following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Nov 29 - 3:23 PM

Will Barton (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. Phoenix.

Barton has only appeared in six games for the Nuggets this season, and he just hasn't really taken off this year being hampered by various injuries and ineffective play. He wasn't even worth owning after the All-Star break last season, and with the emergence of Jamal Murray, it could be tough for him to get consistent minutes once he is back. Barton isn't worth hanging onto in standard leagues, while Murray is looking like a must-add.
Nov 27 - 2:31 PM

Will Barton (ankle) is questionable for Sunday against the Suns.

Back on Friday, the Nuggets listed him out for personal reasons, but now they are saying it's ankle rehab -- a report from ESPN also confirmed the ankle issues. Barton said before his return that he didn't want to play until he felt like himself, so maybe his awful 21.4 percent from the field since his return is why he's sitting out. He may have lost some run to Jamal Murray anyway, so Barton will have to earn his minutes.
Nov 26 - 3:40 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Emmanuel Mudiay
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Jamal Murray
4Malik Beasley
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Juan Hernangomez
4Mike Miller
PF1Nikola Jokic
2Kenneth Faried
3Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic