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Harrison Barnes | Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: North Carolina
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Harrison Barnes expressed his desire to stay with the Warriors for the long term.
"I mean, we just won a championship," Barnes said. "Of course I'd love to keep this group together for many years to come, you know what I'm saying? So that's obvious." The Warriors have until Oct. 31 to agree to a contract extension for Barnes, but if an agreement isn't reached then he will become a restricted free agent at the end of next season. The Warriors have already made it clear that they intend to keep Barnes, so the two sides should be able to agree on a deal. Despite some struggles in the NBA Finals, Barnes was solid during the 2014-15 campaign and will look to build on his regular-season averages of 10.1 points, 5.5 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.1 3-pointers per game. Jul 24 - 11:22 AM

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Harrison Barnes scored eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in Sunday's Game 5 win over the Cavs.

Barnes has been active since going 0-for-8 from the field in a Game 3 loss and he's one of the Warriors' X-factors on an every-night basis. If he keeps getting matched up in lineups including Mike Miller and James Jones, he's probably going to keep these numbers up.
Jun 15 - 12:00 AM

The Warriors scored 91 points on 40.0 percent shooting in Game 3, with starter Harrison Barnes going scoreless on 0-of-8 shooting with three rebounds and three turnovers in 19 minutes.

Barnes' play will be overshadowed by the high-profile struggles of Stephen Curry and the Warriors' offense as a whole, but he and Draymond Green (seven points on 2-of-10 shooting) need to hit more shots to keep the Cavs' defense honest. Barnes' starting job isn't in any jeopardy as Steve Kerr said after the game, "Harrison's fine. He's had a great playoff run. He's just missed some shots."
Jun 10 - 12:23 AM

Harrison Barnes reportedly wants a contract extension with Golden State this summer, and the Warriors are prepared to give him one.

Barnes won't be getting a max deal like Draymond Green likely will this summer, but San Jose Mercury News speculates that he could receive a deal between $10-$12 million annually. Barnes has been playing well in the postseason with averages of 11.3 points, 5.1 boards, 1.8 assists and 1.1 3-pointers, and he has made strides on the defensive end as well. Expect Barnes and the Warriors to work out a deal this summer.
Jun 7 - 10:34 AM

Coach Steve Kerr said he's not changing his starting lineup.

"We're 80 and 18," Kerr explained. As great as Andre Iguodala was, he's such a great fit in the second unit on both ends. Plus, Iguodala can just get extended minutes to close out the game. LeBron James made just 4-of-14 shots against Iggy, so expect Iggy to lead the charge for the single teams. Harrison Barnes should still get minutes in the mid 30s.
Jun 5 - 4:25 PM

Harrison Barnes, remembering what Michael Jordan would do to his supposed "stoppers," would not call himself a LeBron James stopper during Thursday's pregame interviews.

"No, I’m not going on the record saying that," Barnes said before talking about what Jordan did to guys like Gerald Wilkins and Joe Dumars. "Yeah, he’d drop 40 on them. I remember that vividly." While Harrison will not go as far to call himself a stopper, he is looking forward to the matchup, "[James is] one of the best players in our generation. It’s a big deal, and I’m definitely going to get up for that matchup," said Barnes. Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and Barnes will all spend time picking up LeBron during the Finals, and it'll be interesting to see how effective they can be at limiting The King's opportunities.
Jun 4 - 4:44 PM

Harrison Barnes was superb against the Rockets to help the Warriors advance to the NBA Finals on Wednesday, scoring 24 points with seven rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in the 104-90 victory.

It was Playoff Barnes after he struggled in the previous two games. The Warriors used him more at the power forward spot tonight, which is something that should continue in the NBA Finals. Plus, he attacked the basket at will tonight and did a very nice job on James Harden. If the Warriors get this Barnes vs. the Cavs, Dub Nation has to like its chances.
May 28 - 12:29 AM

Harrison Barnes has drawn praise from the Warriors coaching staff for his ability to defend in the low post.

"There are only so many wings that can guard the post," says Luke Walton. "You have to be very strong. He’s not only very strong, to the core strong, but he’s very quick," Walton added. Defensive guru Ron Adams had this to say, ""I think the way our game is progressing it’s going to be demanded of a lot of people." Barnes has been excellent in the postseason, even if his teammates are garnering the majority of the headlines.
May 25 - 11:26 AM

Harrison Barnes missed all nine shots from the field and didn't score against the Rockets on Saturday, adding six rebounds, one assists and one turnover in 29 minutes.

Barnes has really been great in the postseason, but he regressed back to some of his regular-season ways. He should be able to bounce back on Monday night.
May 23 - 11:43 PM

Jerry West worked directly with Harrison Barnes this past offseason, and Barnes credits that five-day boot camp for his development this season.

"We'd work out in the morning. We'd get some work in, and then [West would] show up and put me through a workout," said Barnes. "He'd show me stuff he would do, and then we'd go out to eat and talk about what the league is like today, stuff he saw back in the day." Barnes is the only person not named Kobe Bryant that West has personally worked with, and the things they did over the course of the offseason obviously did wonders for his game. Barnes' numbers improved across the board this year, and he's currently averaging 11.0 points, 4.8 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks on 49.5 percent shooting through this year's postseason.
Source: USA Today
May 22 - 9:53 AM

Harrison Barnes hit just 3-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for seven points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in Thursday's win over Houston.

He missed a huge reverse layup with seven seconds on the clock and the Warriors holding a one-point lead, but James Harden wasn't able to get off a shot against a Steph Curry and Klay Thompson double team that saved the night for GSW. Barnes had scored in double figures in seven straight games, so look for him to play better in Games 3 and 4 in Houston.
May 21 - 11:59 PM

Harrison Barnes kept his strong postseason going on Friday night with 13 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block and one turnover in 36 minutes.

During his rookie season, Barnes came out swinging in the postseason and he's now back to putting up some impressive numbers. Barnes isn't really doing much on the ball, but his cutting and spacing without the ball has been huge.
May 16 - 12:21 AM

Harrison Barnes had 14 points, three rebounds, a block, five turnovers and three 3-pointers on 4-of-8 shooting on Wednesday.

He did the splits at one point late in the first half, but played in the second half. As the guys on TNT said, he's young and flexible, so a move that would have immobilized older players didn't even seem to affect Barnes. He's starting and getting solid minutes for the Warriors, and always has the potential to put up decent fantasy numbers for Golden State.
May 14 - 1:11 AM

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr praised Harrison Barnes for his defense against Zach Randolph in Game 4.

"That's what makes Harrison unique," Kerr said. "The fact that he's strong enough to guard a guy like Zach Randolph -- obviously, with help. He is strong enough to hold off some of the league's best power forwards for periods of the game. He's quick enough to switch onto a point guard. That's part of the versatility of our defense that makes us so good at that end when we're really playing well. Harrison's a big part of that whole dynamic." Barnes will look to keep his momentum going in Game 5 on Wednesday with the series tied 2-2.
May 13 - 12:54 PM

Harrison Barnes stepped up for the Warriors in Saturday's Game 3 defeat to the Grizzlies, notching 16 points with six boards and one assist in 41 minutes.

Barnes shot an efficient 7-of-10 from the field and it was clear that head coach Steve Kerr didn't want to take him off the court tonight. Barnes saw some minutes at power forward when the Warriors opted to go small with Andrew Bogut in foul trouble, so he looks poised to play big minutes for the rest of this series.
May 9 - 11:46 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Chris Babb
5Ian Clark
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Andre Iguodala
3Gerald Wallace
PF1Draymond Green
2Marreese Speights
3Kevon Looney
4James Michael McAdoo
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli