Will Barton PG eligible
Barton closes out games as the PG and primary ball handler as seen in his Game Notes .. please add eligibility
Donnie Fisher commented
3rd party group please add PG eligibility for Mr. Will the Thrill Barton.
dame ndoye commented
Barton closes out games as the primary PG, should be granted PG eligibility
rodallega golcu commented
please add PG eligibility
burak yilmaz commented
guy is playing the point and creating asists every game
please add PG
olcay sahan commented
come on dude, don't shut your ears for this request
Add barton well deserved PG option
musfata akbas commented
I am playing yahho fantasy for 10 years and this is the first time it took so long to add a player much deserved position :( I need to play him tonight so please add him PG ASAP :)
jan durica commented
comeon man, add this dude PG. He is playing pure PG posiiton for months
Omer TOPAL commented
He started PG last night, Mudiay is out of rotation, Barton is playing 6th man ballhandler and playmaker position.
So it is a huge mistake not to list him PG eligible.
this was NOV 8th but still NO movement..
Barton Adding Point Guard Duties to a Growing List of On-Court Responsibilities
by Christopher Dempsey
Posted: Nov 08, 2017
All at once, Will Barton’s on-court existence has become a multi-dimensional experience. Gone are the days where he entered a game with a singular focus. This season, Barton has much more on his plate.
There were times that Nuggets coach Michael Malone used Barton as the primary ball handler last season, but it’s become a full-blown position for him this season. It started in the preseason, and Barton went through a stretch where he had 16 assists and zero turnovers. It became more significant when the Nuggets parted ways with Jameer Nelson, leaving just two point guards – Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay – on the team.
According to Malone, Barton’s potential as a main ball handler is high.
“It is a new era of point guard,” Malone said. “In today’s NBA, yeah, Will Barton can play point guard. He’s shown it in flashes, but I think he needs to become a more consistent playmaker. He’s got the ball in hands a ton…he really has a chance to be a 15-16 points per game, and I’d say 5-6 rebounds and five assists type of a guy every night. And if he does that, I think now he’s leading the sixth man of the year race because now he’s contributing in so many different areas. He has that type of ability. When he drives, he draws a crowd. Now he’s just got to start seeing the floor and where the open guy is.”
So Levert gets PG eligibility before barton huh? i dont understand whats the hold up... just read for 2 minutes and you'll see Barton pushed out Mudiay for the back up PG spot.. but still no PG in yahoo fantasy.. incredible. at this point i've lost all faith that you guys will add PG,sad.
What more do you need to see? Can you guy please stop dragging your feet on this issue?? He should of had PG eligibility weeks ago..
And as Malone shortened his roster rotation, Barton suddenly added backup point guard to his duties.
“My teammates trust me all the time, in big moments, big shots, big plays. Throughout practice, games, whatever. I have their confidence,” Barton said recently. “It’s just a matter of doing what I have to do to get us a win.”
Barton of late has played behind starting point guard Jamal Murray, in place of struggling third-year point Emmanuel Mudiay. A natural shooting guard, he has at times played on the wing with Murray, then taken over ball-handling duties when Murray needs a breather.
But Barton will not be confused for an old-school point.
“I keep telling him, ‘I don’t want you to be John Stockton. You’re not John Stockton. Be you. Run your team, but be aggressive,’ ” Malone said.
The traditional point guard is a dying concept in the NBA. It used to be the point was responsible for constantly setting up other scorers, a high-assist perimeter player who rarely involved himself in the paint. But successful teams in recent years have found variety is paramount. Centers have become passers. Guards will post up. Wings run the break.
And point guards shoot.
Player Note Thu, Dec 28
Will Barton scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half of Wednesday's overtime loss to the Wolves.
Advice: Barton helped the Nuggets erase a 13-point deficit at the half, but they eventually fell short in overtime with Jimmy Butler going bonkers. Barton hit 10-of-17 shots with five assists, three rebounds and four 3-pointers, and the Nuggets continued to deploy him as the backup PG and SG even with Emmanuel Mudiay (DNP-CD) healthy. Barton has been anything but consistent lately with single-digit points in four out of his last six games, but hopefully tonight's game is an indication that he's ready to go on a run.
Serioiusly???? CONTINUE TO DEPLOY HIM AS THE BACK UP PG!!!!!!! clear as day!!!
how much more do you guys need to read before adding PG eligibility???
Will Barton hit just 2-of-15 shots in Monday's loss to the Thunder, finishing with six points, seven assists and one rebound in 26 minutes.
Advice: Tonight's line was especially disappointing because coach Mike Malone gave him the responsibility to run the offense for the second unit with Emmanuel Mudiay (ankle) out. Barton missed all eight of his 3-point attempts, but at least he got his teammates involved with his fifth straight game with five or more assists. With Mudiay expected to miss additional time, Barton will be in a good spot to bounce back on Wednesday vs. the Wolves.
(Rotoworld.com) uuuuum mike malone has had will the thrill running the offense for quite so time now... he even has him closing games at PG. think we can get PG eligibility before the all star break?
Advice: The bad news is he was -42 in plus/minus. He's been playing three positions for the Nuggets this year and now he'll be playing a lot of small forward with Paul Millsap (wrist) out. Barton puts up numbers in almost any situation, but now he should be able to clear 30 minutes almost every night. He may not be starting at the three every game, but he should be owned in all standard leagues.
(Rotoworld.com) 3 positions PG,SG,SF
This dude plays 3 positions... let me remind you in case you've been under a rock for the last 2 months... he plays PG,SG,SF LOOK IT UP... Jesus what do you guys do over there? This is ridiculous... he closed the game at PG more than a few times. Not for nothing but you guys take the fun out of fantasy when it takes you forever to make an obvious adjustment
Harris should be back for the next one, but Barton has been playing well, getting minutes at point guard, shooting guard and small forward. In fact this was one of his worst games in recent memory, which is saying something. He's averaging 17.8 points, 6.4 boards, 4.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.0 3-pointers on 49 percent shooting over his last five games. He should be owned everywhere.
(Rotoworld.com) like whats the hold up????? add PG eligibility alrdy.
Saviola Bt commented
Barton played four games in a row on PG.
New Player Note Sun, Nov 12
Will Barton moved into the starting lineup for Gary Harris (shoulder) against the Magic on Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points with nine rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and four 3-pointers in 38 minutes.
Advice: Will The Thrill is playing some of his best ball of his career, and coach Mike Malone is giving him a lot of responsibility with the ball. On the year, Barton is averaging 15.1 points, 5.4 boards, 3.2 assists, 1.2 steals, 0.4 blocks and 2.0 treys on 45.8 percent from the field. He's logging minutes at three positions and is a perfect example of how a bench player can put up strong value in fantasy.
Player Note Fri, Nov 10
Coach Michael Malone plans to continue using Will Barton at point guard.
Advice: "It is a new era of point guard," coach Malone said. "In today’s NBA, yeah, Will Barton can play point guard... I think now he’s leading the sixth man of the year race because now he’s contributing in so many different areas. He has that type of ability." Barton is third on the team in assists (3.0 dimes per game), while also averaging 14.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 treys. He's inside the top-100 overall in nine-category leagues.
Why Barton haven't PG?