Nuggets wing Barton being evaluated on weekly basis

Nuggets swingman Will Barton continues to recover from surgery in October.

Denver Nuggets wing Will Barton is continuing to progress following surgery to his right hip/core muscle and will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, the team announced in a news release.

Barton underwent the surgery Oct. 23.

“Whether a couple of weeks, I’m not really sure,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said last week, via The Denver Post. “He had a couple of really good days, and I think he probably did a little bit too much and then with his injury and that surgery that he had, he’s really sore.

“So we just gotta be smart with not overdoing it, trying to rush him back, and he’s gotta be smart thinking, ‘I can’t be back in the next couple of days. I gotta be patient with this, so we don’t keep on putting ourselves behind the eight ball.’”

Barton, 27, averaged 15.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in 80 games last season, primarily coming off the bench. He has appeared in just two games this season for the Western Conference-leading Nuggets (17-7).

They have also been missing free-agent signee Isaiah Thomas and first-round draft pick Michael Porter Jr. all season.