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Will Barton | Guard/Forward | #5

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/6/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 175
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (10) / POR
Contract: view contract details

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Nuggets president of basketball operations Tim Connelly is hopeful that the team will re-sign Will Barton.
"We’re hopeful we can get something done," Connelly said. "[Barton is] our guy. We love him. I think if he’s back in a Denver jersey, it’s good for both him and the team." Barton also said that he wants to come back, but added that he wants to become a starter. "We’re building something real special here," Barton said. He had a great season with averages of 15.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.9 treys and 1.0 steals and should generate a lot of interest this offseason. Apr 18 - 11:29 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Pending free agent Will Barton said he would love to re-sign with the Nuggets, but that he also wants to be a starter.

Barton was terrific for Denver this past season on both ends of the floor, averaging 15.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.9 treys and 1.0 steals. The Nuggets also had him signed at a considerable discount, as he made just $3.5 million in 2017-18. That will change this summer when he cashes in as a free agent. Denver would obviously love to keep him, but if Barton is determined to secure a starting role, that will be an issue.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 13 - 11:15 AM

Will Barton made 11-of-15 from the field and all four free throws for 31 points with two rebounds, three assists, one block and five 3-pointers against the Clippers on Saturday.

Now that's some efficiency with his 18 possessions giving him a 1.72 points per possession today. He's a pure scorer and it's no secret how he gets his buckets, so nobody can complain about Thrill holding the ball too much. Barton has come a long way from his Blazers days and was paid $3.5 million this season, so he will be getting a hefty raise this summer.
Apr 7 - 7:12 PM

Will Barton hit 10-of-18 shots and a 3-pointer for 26 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and two steals in 37 minutes of Tuesday's 107-104 win over the Pacers.

This was a big win for the Nuggets, who closed to within a 1/2 game of the Pelicans, who currently hold the No. 8 seed in the West. Barton was a man possessed tonight, as was teammate Nikola Jokic, and they'll try to build on their three-game winning streak on Thursday against the Timberwolves. And considering that the Nuggets are just 1.0 games behind Minnesota, Thursday night should be a war with all hands on deck.
Apr 4 - 12:36 AM

Will Barton hit just 4-of-15 shots and 2-of-7 3-pointers for 10 points, one rebound, two assists and a steal in 33 minutes of Tuesday's 114-110 loss to the Raptors.

Barton had scored at least 22 points in three of his previous four games and had 16 in the other one, so this was not a typical night for him. Especially with Gary Harris still out with his knee injury. Harris is targeting a March 30 return, but Barton should still hold onto some value even when it happens.
Mar 27 - 10:09 PM

Will Barton hit 8-of-15 shots, five 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws for 25 points, one rebound and three assists in 36 minutes of Monday's 123-104 loss to the Sixers.

With Gary Harris out until March 30 with a knee injury, Barton is picking up the slack, although a steal or block would have been nice. The Nuggets are fighting for their playoff lives, but are still on the outside looking in. And that's good news for their fantasy owners, as they should keep fighting with all they've got until they're officially eliminated.
Mar 26 - 10:15 PM

Will Barton scored 23 points with seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks, one steal and five 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

The blocks were one off his career high with two of them coming within seconds of each other in the first half. All of Barton's makes came from either the line (8-of-8) or from deep. As expected, his minutes are surging with Gary Harris (knee) out -- not counting garbage time. Harris could still miss more time, but you're going to lean on The Thrill regardless.
Mar 23 - 10:05 PM

Will Barton said he's hoping to re-sign with the Nuggets this summer as a free agent.

"My ultimate goal is to return to Denver," he said. "You know me, I’m a real loyal guy. I’m real big on that. They gave me a chance to really showcase what I could do. So, I would love to finish what I started here." Barton is set to see a considerable raise after being on the books for just $3.53 million in 2017-18, as he's having his best year yet with career-highs in points (15.0), assists (4.1), blocks (0.6) and triples (1.8). He's the sixth man in Denver, so a move to a new city may not hurt his value if he can find a starting gig.
Mar 22 - 9:36 AM

Will Barton scored 16 points with three rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Bulls on Wednesday.

He didn't miss a shot in the first half, making all six for 14 points before recess. Before the game, Barton did talk about wanting to stay with the Nuggets. "My ultimate goal is to return to Denver," Barton said. "You know me, I’m a real loyal guy." He'll finally get to choose where he wants to go as an unrestricted free agent, so that'll be something to watch this summer. Until then, he should be starting in all fantasy leagues, especially with Gary Harris (knee) out.
Mar 21 - 10:57 PM

Will Barton scored 22 points with four rebounds, three assists, four steals, two blocks and three triples in 46 minutes in Monday's double-overtime loss to Miami.

That's more like it. Barton was disappointing in his last game with eight points on 3-of-12 shots vs. Memphis, but owners can expect increased production with Gary Harris (knee) expected to miss at least the remainder of this week. He's also been a huge surprise in the blocks category lately with six swatted shots in his last three games.
Mar 20 - 1:06 AM

Will Barton made 3-of-12 from the field for eight points with seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

The scoring wasn't good, but at least he did other stuff. Bartonis going to see minutes in the upper 30s most nights now that Gary Harris (knee) is out for a bit. He has cooled off in a big way after he went off in February, but his fantasy owners should be expecting him to flirt with early-round value.
Mar 17 - 11:06 PM

Will Barton will move into the starting lineup against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

Coach Mike Malone doesnt't get cute here and just puts his best five out there. With Gary Harris (knee) out for a bit, Barton should see huge minutes again -- he played 24 and 25 on Sunday and Tuesday. He also gets the homecoming narrative tonight coming out of the University of Memphis. His owners should have high hopes for the next week or so.
Mar 17 - 7:49 PM

Will Barton scored 23 points against the Pistons on Thursday with four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

He needed a big game after he fails to hit 10 points in three of his last four. Barton is also likely going to get more run because Gary Harris (leg) could miss some time. There was no reason to worry about Barton anyway, but this will help even the biggest worrier feel better.
Mar 16 - 12:30 AM

Will Barton ended Sunday's game against the Kings with nine points over 24 minutes off the bench.

Barton was back to the pine after Wilson Chandler (hip) returned from a one-game absence. It was a decent performance for Barton, as he ended up 3-of-5 from the field with six rebounds, four assists and just one turnover. His minutes were down a little because of the lopsided nature of the game, and not really anything he did on the court. Even coming off the bench he is a solid fantasy option across most formats.
Mar 11 - 8:12 PM

Will Barton will return to the second unit for Sunday's game against the Kings.

Wilson Chandler (hip) will be back out there tonight, so Barton will likely be working with minutes in the lower-30s. Still, he has a solid matchup and he's still played very well as a reserve this season, so owners can feel free to get him active.
Mar 11 - 3:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Jamal Murray
2Devin Harris
3Monte Morris
SG1Gary Harris
2Will Barton
3Malik Beasley
SF1Wilson Chandler
2Juan Hernangomez
3Richard Jefferson
4Torrey Craig
PF1Paul Millsap
2Trey Lyles
3Kenneth Faried
4Darrell Arthur
5Tyler Lydon
C1Nikola Jokic
2Mason Plumlee