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According to a league source, Will Barton is leaving the Orlando bubble to continue rehabbing his right knee offsite.
This comes a day after the Nuggets announced that Barton would be out for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing soreness in his right knee. With Garry Harris (hip) yet to return to the lineup, Michael Porter Jr. and Torrey Craig should continue seeing a heavy dose of minutes. The 29-year-old forward was in the midst of career season with averages of 15.1 points and a career-high 6.3 rebounds per game.
Denver forward Will Barton will be sidelined for the foreseeable future while continuing to deal with soreness in his knee.
The Nuggets have been hopeful for a Barton return since landing in Orlando, but the soreness in his knee has failed to improve and as a result, the Nuggets will shut him down for the foreseeable future. Michael Porter Jr. has been filling in admirably for Barton and will continue to do so moving forward. The 29-year-old was in the midst of a career year with averages of 15.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Nuggets G/F Will Barton (knee) has been ruled out of Game One Monday vs. the Jazz.
The Nuggets were hopeful Barton would return for the playoffs, but he is being ruled out a day in advance of the game, which isn’t a great sign. Michael Porter Jr. will continue to start for the Nuggets at least until Barton returns to the court.
Will Barton (knee) will not play Friday’s game against the Raptors.
Barton will now have missed all eight Nuggets’ seeding games of the NBA restart. He continues to battle knee soreness and is day-to-day. Michael Porter Jr. is expected to see an expanded role until Barton is able to return.
Will Barton (knee) will miss his seventh consecutive contest as he's been ruled out against the Clippers on Wednesday.
Barton has yet to play in the Bubble as he continues to recover from a knee injury. It is becoming unlikely he'll be ready to play after the seeding games conclude on Friday.