Will Barton Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Nuggets Guard

December 20th, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Will Barton has seen his name crop up among trade rumors throughout 2016, though the previous rumors never gained any traction. Just days before the new year, those rumors haven't stopped.

Continue for updates. 

Pelicans, Wizards Inquired About Barton Tuesday, Dec. 20 On Tuesday, his name popped up again when Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reported that the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Pelicans have "reached out" to "gauge [the] availability" of Barton. 

The 25-year-old has only played in 16 games this season, missing 12 due to an ankle injury. During that healthy span, he averaged 13.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while shooting 42.5 percent from the field. 

He makes some of his biggest impacts near the rim, though, thanks to his highlight-reel athleticism:

It's made him a compelling target to try to trade for, as his name was originally included in what would have been a blockbuster deal had it actually happened. Fox Sports 1's Chris Broussard (then of ESPN) told Mike & Mike in February that the Los Ange ...

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