WILL BARTON (DEN)
G/F • 6’6, 190 lbs; 8th year, Memphis
NBA ROLE: VERSATILE, SCORING WING
A former second-rounder outta Memphis, Will Barton has taken the league by storm in Denver; an energetic, skilled and explosive scoring wing, Barton is must-see TV on a nightly basis – seriously, DEN is a league pass team because of Will alone; appropriately nicknamed ‘Thrill’ – Barton is liable to rock you and score on one end, get a monster block on the other end and then annihilate you w/ a cruel flush; one of the league’s best wing attackers off the bench: Barton is aggressive off screens & curls, torpedoes to the cup if there’s any room*; good rebounder – uses his length and athleticism to sky for tough boards; much improved long-range shooter; has gotten better as a primary decision-maker – will we see another evolution in his game?; moves well off-ball, always looking to cut - frequent recipient of dimes via N. Jokic; one of the league's most underrated wings?
*Nuggets ramp up the pace and cater to Barton’s strengths (slashing, curl scoring, transition scoring) when he’s on the floor
MORE ON "THRILL"
Career: 10.5 points/game, 3.9 rebounds/game, 43% FG
Avg. career-high 15.5 points/game (2017-18)
C-USA Player of the Year (2012)
Pro-Am Legend – once scored 72 points in a game (2012)
(FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 79