Will Barton (hamstring strain), unspecified withdrawal from nuggets
The already exhausted Denver Nuggets will be left without the starting goalkeeper Will Barton In the “foreseeable future”, according to coach Michael Malone.
Parton suffered from a hamstring strain in his right hamstring in Friday’s 118-97 loss to the Golden State Warriors in San Francisco.
The veteran goalkeeper stops an embarrassing situation after driving into the basket, frowning as he passes the ball to one of his teammates. Seat the Nuggets and lower himself to baseline, holding the leg. He left court and was disqualified from the match shortly after.
Malone described the injury as “a major hamstring strain” ahead of the Nuggets game against the Houston Rockets on Saturday night.
Barton’s injury leaves the Nuggets with a few players in the backcourt. Accompany the star Beauty Murray He will miss the season after tearing up the ACL at Chase Center less than two weeks ago. Reserve ship owner Monty Morris He injured his hamstring earlier this week and missed the last four matches.
Parton is an important part of the Denver offensive thanks to his cutting and scoring ability, which adds a dynamic isolation option to a floor game Nikola Gokic.
The 30-year-old Barton has an average age of 12.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 55 games this season.
ESPN’s Royce Young contributed to this report.