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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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General manager Bob Myers said Harrison Barnes is a stock to buy on the Warriors.
"If Harrison was shooting the ball 20 times per game I'd love to see what thatd look like," Myers said. "I think it could look pretty good." Barnes saw his shots per game fall to 8.0 last season while his minutes stayed the same. What's more, he was killer on no-dribble shot with a 61.0 effective field goal percentage. All that said, his 14.9 usage rate last season makes him nothing more than a late-round flier for now. Myers is also hopeful that the Warriors and Barnes will be able to reach a contract extension before the October deadline. Aug 28 - 2:52 PM

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With all the money the Warriors have shelled out to Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, it seems unlikely that the Dubs will be able to work out an extension with Harrison Barnes this offseason.

Warriors' GM Bob Myers has expressed the team's desire to get a deal with Barnes done, but for Harrison it may make more sense for him to let the market dictate his value via restricted free agency. Barnes finished his 2014-15 campaign with averages of 10.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.1 three-pointers per game on 48.2 percent shooting from the field, and he'll look to take another step in his development during his fourth NBA season. He's worth a late-round selection on draft day.
Aug 26 - 10:11 AM

Warriors general manager Bob Myers said that he plans on extending Harrison Barnes and Festus Ezeli's contracts.

"We love them and we’re going to try to keep them as long as we can," Myers said. "Thankfully, like with Draymond [Green], they would be restricted free agents. But hopefully we can figure something out like we have with a lot of our players. They’re a key part of what we do. Without them, we don’t win a championship." This is high praise from Myers, and Warriors fans can expect Barnes and Ezeli to stick around for the long haul.
Aug 15 - 9:55 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

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