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Will Barton | Guard

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 185
College: Memphis
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Will Barton scored 17 points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers against the Wolves on Wednesday.
Seven of these points did come in garbage time and Barton was probably looking at around minutes in the low 20s had this game been close. Now that Nuggets are playing some of their veterans again, Barton isn't quite as attractive as an add in deep leagues. Mar 5 - 12:28 AM

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Will Barton struggled in 22 minutes off Denver's bench on Tuesday, scoring two points on 0-of-2 field goals and 2-of-5 free throws.

He added three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block, so it wasn't a total loss. This is still a far cry from the 18.8 points he was averaging over his previous four games, and owners may want to hold him a bit longer to see how he fares under interim coach Melvin Hunt.
Mar 3 - 11:58 PM

Will Barton came off Denver's bench for 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds in Sunday's home loss, adding two steals without any turnovers in 27 minutes.

The Nuggets are going nowhere this season but at least Barton is proving to be a solid acquisition, averaging 18.8 points, 1.3 triples, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in his last four games. How long he can keep it up is anyone's guess, but he's earning his minutes and makes for a nice speculative addition in standard leagues.
Mar 1 - 10:51 PM

Will Barton scored 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with two rebounds and two assists in Friday's blowout loss.

Barton went huge on Wednesday but unlike tonight he actually had stats outside of the scoring department. It's hard to trust much that is going on in Denver these days, but there's some flier appeal here because he might be the only guy not in Brian Shaw's doghouse right now.
Feb 28 - 4:01 AM

Will Barton scored a season-high 22 points against the Suns on Wednesday with eight rebounds, three assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.

Wilson Chandler did not play and Darrell Arthur (knee) lasted just three minutes, so it was Barton starting the second half. Barton did score 15 points on Monday and he is likely to get minutes in the 20s even when Chandler comes back -- Chandler is hoping to play on Friday. He's worth a look in deep leagues right now and is a speculative add in 14-team leagues for now.
Feb 26 - 1:09 AM

Will Barton played 25 minutes off the bench in his Nuggets debut on Sunday, scoring eight points on 3-of-10 shooting and a full stat line.

Barton added three boards, three assists, two steals and a rare blocked shot in an unconditionally encouraging debut for Denver. This game was a blowout and Brian Shaw played 13 guys at least 12 minutes, however, so Barton's role comes with no guarantees. He's only worth a speculative pickup in deep leagues.
Feb 22 - 10:06 PM

Will Barton has been traded to the Nuggets as part of Thursday's deal sending Arron Afflalo to the Blazers.

The Nuggets have only Randy Foye and Gary Harris as competition at SG, giving Barton a path to sustained playing time. Whether he'll have fantasy value is another question, as he's shooting just 38.0 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the FT line this season.
Feb 19 - 11:28 AM

Will Barton started the second half of Saturday's game, finishing with four points, four boards, two assists, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes.

It's going to be a handful of guys stepping up with Nicolas Batum (wrist) out. Barton will be one of them, but his role is not going to be consistent enough to grab him in almost any league.
Jan 25 - 12:55 AM

Will Barton (illness) was back on the active roster for Portland during Thursday's game, but picked up a DNP-CD.

Unless Portland blows out the Knicks on Sunday, which is a real possibility, Barton likely won't see any playing time. He will need an injury to Damian Lillard or Steve Blake before he will be relevant again, so leave him on your waiver wire.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:15:00 AM

Will Barton (illness) is active on Thursday against the Pacers.

He might get some minutes with Dorell Wright (illness) out tonight. Barton will need a starter to miss time in order to get enough playing time to use in most fantasy formats.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 09:09:00 PM

Will Barton (illness) did some on-court work on Wednesday.

He missed the last two games from an illness and he sounds like he'll be ready for games soon. Although, Barton is not really in the rotation while the team is healthy.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Will Barton (illness) will not play on Tuesday against the Nuggets.

He has only been on the court for game action during garbage time now that the Blazers are healthy again in their starting lineup. Barton has no fantasy value right now.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 05:33:00 PM

Will Barton (gastroenteritis) will not play on Sunday.

Barton is day-to-day but his absence will go unremarked in all but the deepest fantasy leagues. He's averaging 4.3 points in nine minutes of action over Portland's previous five games.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Will Barton was impressive off the Blazers' bench on Sunday, piling up 10 points with one 3-pointer, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

He did his damage in 25 minutes and looked comfortable playing alongside Steve Blake with the second unit. Barton and C.J. McCollum are both fighting for the backup SG and third-string PG jobs, and neither guy will have a big enough role to be worth owning in fantasy leagues.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 12:07:00 AM

Will Barton's rookie contract became fully guaranteed on July 25.

It's not a surprise at all and his 14.4 points per game in summer league only solidified the decision for the Blazers. He scored a career-high 23 points in the 2014 regular-season finale. With Mo Williams gone, Barton is in line for more playing time. He'll compete with second-year guard C.J. McCollum, who is coming off a fantastic summer league.
Source: CSN NW
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 01:59:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ty Lawson
2Jameer Nelson
SG1Randy Foye
2Will Barton
3Gary Harris
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Danilo Gallinari
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2J.J. Hickson
3Joffrey Lauvergne