Jan 27, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris (14) reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Ahead of the NBA Saturdays game between the Denver Nuggets and Sacramento Kings this weekend Nuggets’ star Gary Harris talked about the importance of having Will Barton on the roster and team’s defence.

On Will Barton

Gary: “He puts a lot of pressure on the defense and it opens up a lot of things for everybody else. He can score from all three levels, he handles the ball, he rebounds, he pushes it, he dictates the pace. With Will playing like that we’re at our best. Thrill has been huge on both ends. He’s been locked in defensively, offensively he’s had it going. He’s been playing great. We thrive off of his energy. When he plays like that and all of our guys are clicking we’re a difficult team to stop.”

On the team’s defense

Gary: “We’re slowly but surely getting there. We’re putting together some decent games. We still haven’t put together a four-quarter game but we’re getting there. We have some things to clean up.”

NBA Saturdays presented by NBA2K20 on Sky Sports – part of a record 48 Primetime games live on Sky Sports starting from 8.00pm every weekend. This week on 30 November the Sacramento Kings host the Denver Nuggets on Sky Sports Arena from 10.00pm.