|Fantasy Points by Week. Note: Points are rounded down.|
|Last 10 Games|
|Will Barton overcomes concussion |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(10/13/13) Trail Blazers guard Will Barton has been able to play in the preseason despite suffering a concussion during training camp. He earned the start in Friday's game against the Jazz, and played well in 27 minutes of actions.
Barton scored eight points on 4 of 5 shooting, with four rebounds, an assist, two blocks and a steal, while turning the ball over four times.
Barton could see an expanded role this season, thanks in part to an injury to first-round pick CJ McCollum.
|Will Barton feels '110 percent' better |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(10/4/13) Trail Blazers guard Will Barton was held out of practice Friday but told Comcast SportsNet Northwest that he feels "110 percent" better after suffering a concussion earlier in the week. He will have to go through the league's concussion protocol before returning to action.
Portland will open preseason play at home on Monday.
|Barton to play in summer league |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(4/22/13) Trail Blazers guard Will Barton told the team's official website that he will play in the summer league. Barton, who was the 40th overall selection during the 2012 draft, averaged 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 73 games this season.
|Barton shines off bench for Portland |
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(4/8/13) Portland guard Will Barton had the finest performance of his young career on Sunday night against Dallas. He led the Trail Blazers with 22 points and hauled in 13 rebounds -- both career highs -- while playing 32 minutes off the bench. Barton was an efficient 7 of 11 from the floor, missing both of his attempts from downtown, and made 8 of 9 free throws. He also chipped in with six assists and three steals in the 96-91 win. "Everyone on the team says I've got a special talent," said Barton, who was a second-round pick by the Blazers out of Memphis. "You've just got to wait your turn sometimes."
|Will Barton was selected with the 40th overall pick in last summer's draft as the Trail Blazers scooped him up in the second round. While most second rounders are not offered guaranteed contracts, Barton was, which should tell Fantasy owners something about how Portland feels about the rookie. The 22-year-old averaged 18.1 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting 50.9 percent from during his last year at Memphis and also thrived while playing in the Summer League. Most expect fellow rookie Damian Lilliard to assume to starting point guard duties right off the bat, although Barton figures to see extensive minutes at both guard spots at times next year. While Barton looks to have a real chance to work his way into the rotation, owners should take more of a wait-and-see approach with him heading into the season. Only owners in deeper formats should consider scooping him up in the later rounds. (Updated 8/22/12) |
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