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Will Barton: Troy Daniels fought me because I dissed Suns on podcast

The Suns lost to the Spurs by 48 (!) last Wednesday.

Nuggets guard/forward Will Barton on Road Trippin’ (Channing Frye’s and Richard Jefferson’s podcast):

I’m going to be the first to say it. They’ve go to send the whole Phoenix team to the G League for that. I’m sorry. Except Devin Booker and T.J. Warren. The rest of them have got to go to the G League.

Phoenix’s next opponent? Denver on Saturday.

The Suns lost again – their fifth straight defeat, though by just 10 this time – but Troy Daniels started an altercation with Barton.

Barton, via Gina Mizell of The Denver Post:

It was nothing personal to Phoenix. I would have said that about us if that happened to us. I was just being funny on a podcast.

“I didn’t know during the game that’s what it was about. I didn’t find out until I came (into the locker room) … I was like ‘They listened to that?’ Alright. OK. Whatever. I’m coming to the game and I didn’t remember I even said that. I’m not thinking about that. So when we came back in (the locker room), they told me that’s what it’s about, and then it’s like, ‘It all makes sense.’ It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s why he came out like that,’ which I respect. You’re supposed to take that personal and I respect that. I would have took it personal, too.”

Daniels put up a much better fight against Barton than the Suns did against San Antonio.