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Will Barton | Guard

Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 185
College: Memphis
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Will Barton came off the bench for a career-high 23 points, 10 rebounds and three 3-pointers on 7-of-20 shooting.

Robin Lopez led the starters in minutes with just 14 of them tonight, but still managed 15 points and nine rebounds, while LaMarcus Aldridge took the entire night off. The Blazers are healthy and ready for their first-round match up against the Warriors, so don't let tonight's strange box score fool you.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 01:21:00 AM

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts is pleased with the development of SG Will Barton, who has claimed a 10-minute role off the bench.

"Will is more in control this season," Stotts said. Barton is averaging 3.6 points on 42.6 percent shooting this season and there's a good chance that Portland will guarantee his third year before the July 31 deadline.
Source: CSN NW
Sat, Apr 12, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Will Barton went to the locker room in the second quarter for an elbow injury and has returned.

His arm got tangled up with teammate Thomas Robinson and he was able to walk back to the locker room under his own power. Barton is fine and hopefully can add a highlight-reel dunk for the home folks tonight.
Thu, Mar 20, 2014 10:52:00 PM

Will Barton came off the bench for a season-high 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds in Wednesday's blowout win over the Nets.

The Blazers cleared the bench and Barton took advantage tonight. The Blazers won't win by 44 points again this season and LaMarcus Aldridge and Thomas Robinson shouldn't be out much longer. Barton was a blast to watch tonight and probably helped a couple daily-league gamblers, but isn't likely to do anything like this again anytime soon.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 03:14:00 AM

Will Barton played 15 minutes against the Wolves on Sunday with five points, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

This isn't a huge deal, but Barton has at least temporarily jumped C.J. McCollum for minutes on the wing. If you're in a league with less than 20 people, you can move along. There's nothing to see here.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Will Barton (concussion) returned to action in Friday's preseason game, starting at small forward and scoring eight points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes.

It's probably more accurate to say the Blazers started a three-guard lineup with Damian Lillard, Barton and Wes Matthews. Once the regular season rolls around Barton will be fighting for a rotation slot.
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 02:47:00 AM

Will Barton (concussion) will not play in Saturday's scrimmage.

It's not a surprise since Barton has to go through the league's concussion protocol. He should be on the court as soon as he's cleared, but is not likely to be in the rotation to start the season.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 05:08:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Steve Blake
SG1Wesley Matthews
2C.J. McCollum
3Will Barton
4Allen Crabbe
SF1Nicolas Batum
2Dorell Wright
3Victor Claver
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Thomas Robinson
C1Robin Lopez
2Chris Kaman
3Meyers Leonard
4Joel Freeland