Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton will leave the NBA bubble in Orlando to rehab an injury in his right knee that has been bothering him since before the season was suspended in March, according to Mike Singer from the Denver Post.
It's been more than 3 weeks since Will Barton played 18 min. in Denver's final exhibition, and his knee issues hadn't improved. I'd heard he was growing increasingly frustrated at the lack of progress, and that's what led to decision to leave the bubble.https://t.co/Dx3WlVyZlj
— Mike Singer (@msinger) August 19, 2020
He traveled with the team to Orlando but didn’t play in any of the team’s scrimmages or seeding games. According to Singer, Barton’s knee issues have started to cause soreness in other parts of his body, therefore, he decided to look for a second opinion on his injury.
Barton, who is in the second year of his four-year extension, played in 58 games for the Nuggets and started in all of those. In those games, he averaged 15.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 33.0 minutes per game.
The Nuggets are currently tied at one game in their first-round series against the Utah Jazz.