Needing someone to step into the starting lineup with Gary Harris nursing a shoulder injury, Nuggets coach Michael Malone turned to trusted sixth man Will Barton on Nov. 11 against the Magic.

Why? Because Barton doesn’t get tired. That’s at least what Malone said prior to his team’s 125-107 win that night.

Barton responded with 26 points on 9-12 shooting, nine rebounds and five assists. When asked about his coach’s pregame declaration regarding his stamina, Barton made it clear that tired legs were the last thing on his mind.

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Harrison Wind is the Denver Nuggets beat reporter for DNVR Nuggets. Hear him every day on the DNVR Nuggets Podcast. Follow Harrison on Twitter - @HarrisonWind