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Harrison Barnes | Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (22) / 5/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 222
College: North Carolina
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The Wolves are reportedly seeking Harrison Barnes or Draymond Green in a deal for Kevin Love, according to the Star Tribune.
One of the two would be included with Klay Thompson. So at this point, Klay Thompson could be combined with any of the following: David Lee, Harrison Barnes or Draymond Green while they could also be getting Kevin Martin. The Jazz have the Warriors' 2014 first-round pick, so a draft pick would have to be in 2015 and beyond. Jun 20 - 10:01 AM

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Harrison Barnes looks to bounce back after struggling throughout most of his sophomore season.

"Last year was definitely a step back from what I was trying to build on my rookie year," he said. "So now the biggest thing is when the expectations are on the ground, you’ve got to be motivated and disciplined." Barnes was expected to take a leap forward after a strong rookie season, but he barely improved in major statistical categories and his field goal percentage dropped considerably. He also mentioned that moving back and forth between being a starter and a reserve was difficult. "There was a lot of back-and-forth in terms of starting and not starting. Obviously, I’m just looking forward to going in this year and hopefully have a little more solidarity in whatever position I’m going to be in." His inconsistency made life difficult for both Warriors fans and fantasy owners.
Jun 5 - 6:34 PM

Harrison Barnes will be working on his ball-handling this offseason.

Barnes was electric during the 2012-13 playoffs, but his play fell off substantially this past season. A lot of that had to do with Andre Iguodala coming in and creating a logjam at the position, but Harrison's shooting percentage fell as well to 39.9 percent. Perhaps incoming head coach Steve Kerr will better be able to utilize the former seventh overall pick from the 2012 draft. "I think Harrison Barnes can improve a lot when the ball is swung, when there’s good spacing," said Kerr.
Jun 2 - 5:07 PM

Harrison Barnes scored six points on 3-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds, five assists and three steals in Monday's win over the Wolves.

Barnes doesn't have any nagging injuries that we're aware of and Mark Jackson will rest a lot of key guys on Wednesday, and it will also be a good time for the Warriors to try and get the disappointing sophomore ready for the playoffs. Tonight's line wasn't half bad, and he's worth a speculative, lower-end play on a busy 15-game night on Wednesday.
Apr 15 - 1:52 AM

Harrison Barnes will start against the Wolves on Monday night with Andre Iguodala (knee) out.

He hasn't been effective as the start, making just 40.2 percent from the field for averages of 11.6 points, 4.5 boards, 1.0 steals and 0.8 triples. Barnes isn't much of an option despite offering some upside.
Apr 14 - 9:06 PM

Harrison Barnes got a chance to regain his confidence against the depleted Kings on Friday, scoring 16 points on 6-of-14 shooting with three triples, three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 38 minutes.

To be clear he couldn't have been in a better position to get some easy buckets, as the Kings didn't have Isaiah Thomas once again and didn't really stand a chance. The Warriors would be wise to make it a priority for Barnes to see the ball go through the hoop in the next week or so, but his fantasy value is still nil for now.
Apr 5 - 1:53 AM

Harrison Barnes moved back to the bench against the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring four points on 2-of-7 from the field for one rebound, two assists and two steals in 18 minutes.

There's bad, then there's Harrison Barnes right now. He's shot just 17.6 percent from the field in his last five and is useless in fantasy leagues right now. The Warriors are hoping the switch turns on in the postseason.
Mar 29 - 5:37 AM

Harrison Barnes started again for Andre Iguodala on Saturday, but had another bad night, hitting just 1-of-6 shots for four points, five rebounds and two assists.

Barnes was expected to have a big week with Iguodala out, but never came through. He's hit just 7-of-35 shots over his last five games, scoring no more than six points in any of them. And once Iguodala comes back, things will probably get even worse. This was a tough week to roll with Barnes and he probably caused some serious playoff damage to his owners. But he sure did look like a nice option coming in, and we're still not sure how he managed to play so poorly.
Mar 23 - 1:35 AM

Harrison Barnes missed all seven shots from the field and failed to score against the Bucks on Thursday.

Yikes. He shot 1-of-6 from the field in his start for Andre Iguodala (knee) on Tuesday and is slumping at the wrong time. In his last five, Barnes shot just 20.6 percent from the field for averages of 4.0 points, 4.2 boards, 2.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.2 triples. He should be better, but obviously nobody will be running to the wire to add him after this dud.
Mar 21 - 2:04 AM

Harrison Barnes started in place of Andre Iguodala (knee, out two more games), but hit just 1-of-6 shots for four points, five rebounds and three assists in 31 minutes.

We were expecting a lot more from Barnes tonight, and while he didn't come through, he'll get at least two more games to get right. He looks like a strong daily play against the Bucks on Thursday.
Mar 19 - 2:41 AM

Harrison Barnes shifted back to Golden State's bench vs. the Blazers on Sunday, finishing with only five points, five rebounds and three assists in 28 minutes.

Barnes' numbers are higher in virtually every category as a starter, but as a reserve this season he's averaging just 8.5 points on 38.7 percent shooting, 3.7 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.3 blocks. Those numbers won't help most fantasy owners, and with Klay Thompson healthy there isn't currently much upside for Barnes.
Mar 16 - 11:53 PM

Harrison Barnes started for Klay Thompson (personal) on Friday, scoring six points on 3-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, one steal and one block in 41 minutes.

Barnes had most of those stats by halftime and like usual he faded into the background with his now-normal underconfident brand of play. Theoretically he could be a guy with the ability to penetrate and take some of the pressure off of Steph Curry in the playoffs, but he'd need to undergo a major transformation in weeks to make that happen.
Mar 15 - 2:55 AM

Harrison Barnes is practicing with the starters at Friday morning's shootaround.

Klay Thompson (personal) is out Friday and questionable for Sunday. We originally suspected Steve Blake would draw the start to match up with Cavs' two-guard Jarrett Jack, but it looks like coach Mark Jackson wants to go big. If Barnes is confirmed as the starter, he'd be a high-upside plug-n-play as a very athletic player in an up-tempo game. In 16 starts so far this year, he's averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 3-pointers.
Mar 14 - 1:49 PM

Harrison Barnes came off the bench to hit 1-of-8 shots and a 3-pointer for three points, two rebounds, two steals and nothing else on Wednesday.

Barnes is averaging just 8.8 points and 3.0 rebounds over his last five games, as Andre Iguodala is holding it down at small forward. And as long as Iguodala is healthy, Barnes looks like a forgotten man in fantasy.
Mar 5 - 11:14 PM

The Cavs have inquired about a deal for Harrison Barnes.

We're not inclined to take this report too seriously right now with other sources saying the Warriors won't be sending away their 2013 first-round pick. While Barnes has been a massive disappointment, the team is unlikely to trade him unless they get a major piece back. To be clear, Jarrett Jack is not a major piece and you can ignore this for the most part.
Feb 20 - 12:31 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Stephen Curry
2Shaun Livingston
3Aaron Craft
SG1Klay Thompson
2Leandro Barbosa
3Brandon Rush
4Nemanja Nedovic
SF1Andre Iguodala
2Harrison Barnes
PF1David Lee
2Draymond Green
3Marreese Speights
C1Andrew Bogut
2Festus Ezeli
3Ognjen Kuzmic