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Harrison Barnes | Forward | #40

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (7) / GS
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Despite signing a four-year, $94 million deal this summer, Harrison Barnes made it clear that Dallas is still Dirk Nowitzki's team.
"He's put in the years and won a championship," Barnes said. "But I have to go out and earn that. People assume that just because you get paid a lot of money and have a lot of attention that all of the sudden you're guaranteed this many shots. I have to prove that every day in practice." Barnes will have the ball in his hands a lot and coach Rick Carlisle believes he will develop into a playmaker, and we already know that he's going to be a primary scoring option. Barnes is an ideal situation, but it means nothing if he doesn't perform. Aug 28 - 10:14 AM
Source: Sportsday

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Rick Carlisle said that he sees Harrison Barnes developing into a playmaker for the Mavericks.

"I think Barnes can develop into a playmaker, but that has not been his DNA and that has not been what’s been asked of him in Golden State," said Carlisle. "What I found spending five days in the gym working out with him is that he’s a better ball-handler than most of us would expect, but we’re going to have to ease him into those situations." Barnes is going to be stepping into the largest role of his career as a max-player in Dallas, but given his skill set, it's tough to see him eclipsing mid-round value.
Aug 17 - 11:23 AM

Harrison Barnes did not play during Wednesday's too-close-for-comfort win vs. Australia.

The U.S. trailed at halftime for the first time since the 2004 Olympics, during which they infamously lost three games en route to a bronze medal. They got the message at halftime, opening the third quarter on a 9-0 run, but it took a late scoring surge from Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving to seal the victory. Jimmy Butler and DeMar DeRozan played a combined 10 minutes on Wednesday, but Barnes is clearly the low man on Team USA's totem pole.
Aug 10 - 8:14 PM

Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said improved footwork will be a key to Harrison Barnes' improvement.

Barnes finished a much-maligned postseason with the Warriors before signing with Dallas, but Carlisle thinks the 24-year-old is poised for a breakout season in Dallas. "I mean, he’s been a great system player on a championship team," Carlisle said. "But at age 24, you know, it’s time for him to take the next step, and I think he’s looking forward to doing that." Barnes has some risk to him, but he could come at a discount due to his postseason play and will end up being a bargain in the middle round of fantasy drafts if Carlisle is right.
Source: Mavs.com
Aug 9 - 10:54 AM

Draymond Green said that Harrison Barnes got "what he deserves" in regards to his massive contract this summer.

"I think Harrison wants an opportunity to go to a team and be the guy, and he has that opportunity, which I’m not mad at him about," Green said. "He already has a championship, and that’s what he’ll be remembered as. He’s a champion, and no one can ever take that away." Barnes took a backseat on offense in Golden State and it's been that way on Team USA as well, but that's expected to finally change when he arrives in Dallas.
Aug 8 - 10:30 AM

Harrison Barnes said that the decision for him to leave the Warriors was "more so made for [him]."

"The decision was more so made for me," Barnes said. "I was not necessarily walking away from the situation. I wasn’t saying, ‘I don’t want to be here. I want to go there.’ But at the same time, I’m very excited about Dallas. It gives me an opportunity to grow." Barnes also expressed his love for Oakland and said that he sent individual texts to each of his teammates once news came out that Kevin Durant had chosen Golden State. Barnes will have more opportunity in Dallas, but we feel he'll be a mid-round talent, at best.
Jul 27 - 9:41 AM

Mark Cuban said that he believes Harrison Barnes can develop into a go-to guy on offense for the Mavericks.

"You're going to see a lot more to his game than you've seen in the past," Cuban said. "I think he can do a lot more than he's been asked to do, and that's what we expect to see. ... Maybe not first year, but I think he's going to grow into [the role of go-to guy]." The important part of this quote is that even Cuban acknowledges it's unlikely Barnes can immediately step into a feature role during his first year with the team, and we don't see him being much more than a mid-round guy in Dallas.
Source: ESPN
Jul 15 - 12:45 PM

Owner Mark Cuban said Harrison Barnes's game will "expand significantly" with the Mavs.

"He's going to get asked to do a whole lot more with us," Cuban said. If Cuban is basing these comments off the playoffs, that doesn't mean much. That said, Barnes is already working with coach Rick Carlisle to add more to his game. Last season, only 8.7 percent of Barnes' offensive plays were in isolation and just 4.4 percent as a pick-and-roll ball handler (Synergy), so he'll be in uncharted waters. As bad as he was, there is still some upside here.
Jul 11 - 7:38 PM

Harrison Barnes said that he's excited about having a larger role in Dallas.

"I'm more so excited about growing into that," Barnes said. "It's not one of those things where I'm expected to come out there every night and be the guy, but I'm going to be one of the major guys on the team. My job is to go out there and perform." He was the fourth option on offense in Golden State, but now the 24-year-old forward will be a go-to player on offense for the Mavs which should make him an intriguing mid-round pick in standard leagues.
Source: ESPN
Jul 8 - 12:45 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have officially signed Harrison Barnes.

This news comes as no surprise as the Warriors got their big fish in Kevin Durant, but the signing now becomes official. Barnes will see an increased usage rate in Dallas and will be worth a mid-round pick in fantasy drafts.
Jul 7 - 1:03 PM

The Mavericks and Harrison Barnes have reportedly agreed on a four-year, $94 million deal.

The Mavs are becoming Golden State East with a max deal on Barnes. The 24-year-old Barnes will now see a big uptick in usage as one of the main weapons for coach Rick Carlisle. Interestingly, Barnes only had a 20.0 usage rate in his minutes without Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry last year, so this will be foreign territory for him. Expect him to get minutes in the mid 30s and score in the upper teens. He hasn't been a big-time producer in non-scoring stats, so he's more of a mid-round target in standard leagues.
Jul 4 - 2:52 PM

Updating a previous item, the Warriors are expected to renounce the rights to Harrison Barnes, making him an unrestricted free agent.

With Kevin Durant now on board, there is no reason for Golden State to hold out on the Barnes front. After pulling the qualifying offer and renouncing his rights, the Warriors will have cleared the way for Barnes to sign a maximum four-year, $94-plus million deal in Dallas.
Jul 4 - 12:53 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon report that the Mavericks plan to proceed with a max offer sheet for restricted free agent Harrison Barnes.

Dallas will get their man after Kevin Durant's decision to spurn OKC for Golden State. Per Stein, the offer will be a four-year, $94 million deal that the Warriors will not match. For the Mavs, Barnes will replace Chandler Parsons in the offense and stands to inherit a significantly larger role than he ever enjoyed with the Warriors. We're going to have to see a lot more from Barnes before buying into the idea he can operate as a primary option on a good team, but he'll certainly have the opportunity in Dallas.
Jul 4 - 12:06 PM

The Mavericks intend to sign restricted free agent Harrison Barnes to a four-year max offer sheet on July 7.

If the Warriors aren't able to bring Kevin Durant on board, they are almost certainly going to match here. While everyone kills Barnes for his awful finish, he did turn in a terrific 60.4 true shooting percentage on a 17.6 usage rate during his first 17 games last season. He also just turned 24 in May, so his next contract will be during his prime.
Jul 2 - 8:04 PM

According to NBA reporter Keith Pompey, the Warriors intend to match any offer for Harrison Barnes.

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the same thing early Friday morning, which means the only way Barnes leaves is if the Warriors are able to lure Kevin Durant to Golden State. Regardless, don't be surprised if a team such as the 76ers puts in a massive offer for Barnes to see if the Warriors are truly committed to him.
Jul 1 - 9:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Devin Harris
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Seth Curry
3Jonathan Gibson
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
4Quincy Acy
C1Andrew Bogut
2Salah Mejri
3A.J. Hammons