Will Barton ready for encore?
April, 10, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN Insider
UPDATE: There's lots of buzz today surrounding Portland Trail Blazers rookie Will Barton, and the chances of him putting together another career game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. His big game on Sunday was an attention-grabber, to be sure, but if he strings together another fine performance it could be a strong indicator that Barton has truly arrived.
How impressive was Barton's 22-point, 13-rebound, 6-assist, 3-steal game against Dallas over the weekend? Consider this nugget ESPN's Chris Palmer dropped on Twitter a few days back: "[Barton] is the first player in 20 years to get 22 pts, 13 rebs, 6 asts, 3 stls off the bench."
Anything close to that tonight, and Barton will give the Blazers and their fans another reason to be excited about the bright future of this team.