Will Barton finally showed signs of life against the Lakers on Monday with 22 points.
Wilson Chandler (groin) was out, so Barton reached the 30-minute mark for just the second time in his last nine games. He hit 7-of-12 shots with six assists, two rebounds, one block, one steal and four triples, and coach Michael Malone praised him after the game. "We needed that man, Will Barton is such an important piece to what we have," he said. If Chandler misses another game, Barton will be back on the radar as a pickup even though he's been eerily quiet for the past couple weeks.