Barton, a 10-year veteran, knows the business end of th…

Barton, a 10-year veteran, knows the business end of the NBA as well as what it takes to go from being a second-round pick to an NBA starter. Still, nothing prepares you for a career-altering trade. “It was just like a shock, but not too much of a shock,” Barton said when asked his reaction to the trade. “It was a shock in that, obviously, I had been there eight years, did so much there together, so it’s always shocking when you’ve been somewhere for so long and you’re moving on. But, at the same time, I embraced it, I’m welcoming a new chapter.”
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September 27, 2022 | 8:13 pm EDT Update
Today was the first full practice that Jamal Murray went through since tearing his ACL in April of 2021. The Nuggets star point guard, though he’s entering his seventh season in the NBA, showed some legitimate excitement today. Often, talking to the media can be seen as a drag for NBA players. Instead of being defensive, Murray held court, answering questions openly and thoughtfully about various aspects of his return to the court. “I feel good. I feel rejuvenated,” Murray declared. “Just playing hard. Playing aggressive. Trying to pace myself.”