Wizards Working On Buyout For Will Barton

The Wizards are in the process of negotiating a contract buyout for veteran swingman Will Barton, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN (Twitter link).

Barton was identified last month as a potential buyout candidate if he remained in Washington through the trade deadline, so it’s not a surprise to see this news emerge just hours after the deadline passed.

After being packaged with Monte Morris in the offseason trade that sent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith to Denver, Barton had a disappointing season for his hometown team in D.C., averaging just 7.7 points per game on 38.7% shooting in 40 appearances (19.6 MPG).

Barton’s three-point shooting remained solid (38.0%) this season and he had several good years with the Nuggets before last summer’s trade, so he should garner some interest as a low-cost free agent addition if he and the Wizards officially complete a buyout agreement.

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