After being released by the Wizards on February 21, Barton was picked up by the Raptors and will now play for them.
On Tuesday, the Toronto Raptors made public their intention to bring guard Will Barton aboard. The specifics of the financial parameters of the transaction were kept private as the team’s policy requires. In a move directly proportional to this, the Raptors have released forward Juancho Hernández.
This season, Barton, who stands 6-foot-5 and weighs 180 pounds, played 40 games for Washington and averaged 7.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 19.6 minutes per game. He scored in double digits 11 times and had a field goal percentage.387 (110-284), and a 3-point field goal percentage.387 (52-137) to go along with it. On February 21, Barton was released from his contract with the Wizards.
In the 2012 NBA Draft, Portland selected Barton as the 40th overall selection. Barton was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He played for Portland, Denver, and Washington in 663 games, including 284 starts, and finished his career with career averages of 11.4 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 25.5 minutes played per game. Barton completed his undergraduate job (2010–2012) at Memphis, where he was honored as a sophomore as the Player of the Year for Conference USA.
After signing with the Raptors as a free agency in July 2022, Hernangomez played 42 games this season, including ten starts, with averages of 2.9 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 14.6 minutes per game.