Will Barton is the latest name to be added in the Denver Nuggets injury list as he will miss the Sunday’s prime time matchup against the Lakers for personal reasons.
Barton adds to the list of absences for the Nuggets as Gary Harris, PJ Dozier and Greg Whittington remain out ahead of the Lakers vs. Nuggets matchup.
Michael Porter Jr. is expected to receive most of the Barton’s minutes vs. one of the best defensive teams in the league. Also, RJ Hampton could be used in smaller lineups for Denver on Sunday.
Barton shoots on a 40-percent clip from deep this season providing the much-needed space for Jokic in the paint. With Gary Harris and PJ Dozier out the Nuggets will need their available wings to shoot the ball well.
The Lakers are on a seven-game winning streak, while the Nuggets won six of their last ten games.