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Barton scored 22 points (9-15 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT) while adding six assists, five rebounds, a steal and a block in 42 minutes during Tuesday's 105-102 win over the Mavericks. He led the Nuggets in court time on the night, and as a result topped 20 points for the first time since Dec. 27. The Nuggets fell apart defensively in the fourth quarter and nearly let the Mavs steal the game, so coach Michael Malone may not be done tinkering with his lineup, but if Barton does stick in the starting five it should lead to more consistent production for the 27-year-old.

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Jan 17 - 9:34 AM

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Will Barton's move into the starting lineup on Tuesday vs. Dallas paid dividends, as he racked up 22 points (9-of-15 FGs), six assists, five rebounds, one steal, one block, two triples and five turnovers in 42 minutes. The Nuggets needed a spark after losing four out of their previous five games, so Barton delivered. Maybe it was a matchup move, but it would make sense for Denver to go back to this lineup on Wednesday vs. the Clippers, especially if DeAndre Jordan (ankle) is out. Barton should be owned everywhere.

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Jan 17 - 12:00 AM

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Barton will get the start at small forward for Tuesday's tilt against the Mavericks, Harrison Wind of BSNDenver.com reports. Coach Mike Malone hinted during pregame that he may shakeup the starting lineup, and it turns out Barton will be the beneficiary. He has averaged 17.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 5.0 assists across a healthy 38.0 minutes in nine starts this season.

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Jan 16 - 8:59 PM

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Will Barton will start against the Mavericks on Tuesday.

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Jan 16 - 8:54 PM

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Barton, with Gary Harris (personal) back in the starting five, will move back to the bench for Saturday's contest against the Spurs, T.J. McBride of Mile High Sports reports. Barton saw 40 minutes during Friday's game, posting 17 points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal and a block. But, with Harris back, Barton will likely regress to his usual role, where he's garnered 31.0 minutes per game on the season.

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Jan 13 - 7:51 PM

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Barton managed 17 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block across 40 minutes in Friday's 87-78 win over the Grizzlies. Barton drew the start for Gary Harris (personal) and finished with a team-high scoring total. The veteran sharpshooter has posted double-digit scoring efforts in seven of the last eight contests, and he's accomplished the feat with multiple substandard shooting efforts. Barton has shot between 16.7 percent and 38.5 percent in seven of the last 10 games, but his typically robust usage continues to help prop up his point totals when he goes through slumps.

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Jan 13 - 2:38 AM

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Will Barton moved into the starting lineup with Gary Harris (personal) out on Friday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three triples in 40 minutes. That's more like it. Barton was cold coming into tonight's game with January averages of 11.6 points, 5.2 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 0.4 steals and 1.6 triples on 35.9% shooting, so he was in need of a confidence booster. Harris was tending to a "private family matter" and could be back on Saturday, so Barton will be back on the bench if that happens. He's worth owning even when his shot isn't falling, as his assists give him a decent floor.

Rotoworld

Jan 13 - 1:38 AM

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Will Barton will start in place of Gary Harris (personal) on Friday vs. the Grizzlies. Harris is tending to a "private family matter," but coach Malone is hopeful to have him back on Saturday vs. the Spurs. Barton has been in a slump lately and is hitting 35.9% from the field over his last five games, so maybe the move to the first unit will get him going again.

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Jan 12 - 8:36 PM

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Barton will get the start at shooting guard for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, T.J. McBride of MileHighSports.com reports. Barton will replace Gary Harris (personal) in the starting lineup. He is averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 5.3 assists across 37.8 minutes in eight starts this season. He figures to see a similar workload Friday.

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Jan 12 - 8:35 PM

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Will Barton was quiet in 19 minutes vs. the Warriors on Monday, shooting 1-of-6 from the field with two points, five assists and one block. Barton had been slumping from the field at 37.5% in his previous four games, but the low playing time was an unusual twist. This is the second time all season Barton has played fewer than 20 minutes, and the first time since Nov. 24, so we'll keep an eye out for any explanations. It looks like Denver just stuck with bigger lineups that were effective down the stretch.

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Jan 09 - 1:29 AM

Nuggets' Will Barton scores 22 points in Tuesday start https://t.co/ZFjPbsHVfw
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#DALvsDEN Dennis Smith Jr: 25 points, 5 assists Harrison Barnes: 17 points, 6 rebounds Devin Harris: 16 points… https://t.co/TWZmSj3Shj
RT @NBA: The @nuggets hang on in the final seconds and beat the @dallasmavs 105-102 at home! Nikola Jokic: 29 PTS, 18 REB, 7 AST Gary Harr…
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RT @NBA: Will Barton addressed the crowd regarding #MLKDay pregame in Denver! #NBAVoices https://t.co/XocKSeRzz8
Will Barton scores 22 in team-high 42 minutes https://t.co/tBvxMqTAWl via @lukesingy #fantasybasketball
RT @NBA: Will Barton beats the horn to end the 1st quarter! #MileHighBasketball https://t.co/OEefkFWMxl
RT @NBA: Nikola Jokic recorded a first half double-double of 20 PTS, 11 REB to help the @nuggets take a 61-48 edge over the @dallasmavs int…
RT @NBA: Will Barton addressed the crowd regarding #MLKDay pregame in Denver! #NBAVoices https://t.co/XocKSeRzz8
RT @NBA: Will Barton breaks on the ball and stuffs it home with power! #MileHighBasketball https://t.co/AFaGW8kL7k
RT @NBA: The @nuggets hang on in the final seconds and beat the @dallasmavs 105-102 at home! Nikola Jokic: 29 PTS, 18 REB, 7 AST Gary Harr…
@docktora Was just offered Will Barton for my Bismack Biyombo in a 12 team 9 cat. My other bigs are Jokic, Horford,… https://t.co/l1E3AYys0X