Barton, who is dealing with a lingering hamstring injury, last played in a 118-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Apr. 23. He played one minute, recording one assist.
A regular fixture in the Nuggets starting rotation, Barton played 56 games this season, averaging 31 minutes, 13 points, four rebounds and three assists. He is priced at $8,500 on FanDuel’s single-game slate.
It is unclear whether Barton will have a minutes limit, but expect playing time to decrease for Austin Rivers. Rivers, who signed with the Nuggets on Apr. 21, played 15 games in the regular season, mostly off the bench, averaging 27 minutes, nine points, two rebounds and three assists. He has averaged 33 minutes, 11 points, two rebounds, and three assists per game in the playoffs.
The Nuggets will look to bounce back from a Game 1 loss and look to even the series Wednesday night. The team is a 5.5-point road underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook in a game with a 224.5 total.
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