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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
Contract: view contract details

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Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle was happy with Harrison Barnes Mavericks debut.
Barnes scored 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and three treys on Wednesday and Carlisle liked what he say. "He's a champion," Carlisle said. "He's a big-time player. I knew he was going to play well, and he did. And I'm not surprised." While Barnes won't keep up this shooting percentage, he's worth owning (and starting) in all leagues as he'll be one of the focal points of the Mavs offense. Oct 27 - 1:08 PM
Source: ESPN

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Harrison Barnes scored 19 points with nine rebounds and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He hit a game-tying trey to send this game to overtime. Barnes was in a brutal slump for the entire preseason as one of the worst high-volume guys. It looked like coach Rick Carlisle dialed back the offense to make him more of an off-ball guy like he was in Golden State. He's one of the great mysteries in fantasy, but he's worth owning to see what happens.
Oct 26 - 11:24 PM

Rick Carlisle didn't seem all that concerned when discussing the fact that Harrison Barnes shot just 26.7 percent from the floor during the preseason.

"Shooting percentages have never been an important thing to me," Carlisle said. "I look much more at the process, the force and conviction with which guys are stepping into shots. He's ready to go." The preseason is often when teams are rather lax on defense, so the fact that Barnes struggled so mightily is certainly concerning. Barnes really benefited from playing next to Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in Golden State, but he could struggle seeing some added defensive pressure as one of the main guys in Dallas. At best, he's a late-round flier in standard leagues.
Source: ESPN
Oct 23 - 4:13 PM

Mark Cuban said that he does not expect Harrison Barnes to be the top option in Dallas.

Considering the Mavs just gave Barnes nearly $100M, we're not sure this is exactly what fans wanted to hear. "Now are we asking him to come in and be our leading scorer day one? No," Cuban said. "I think we'll have a great balance of scoring attack. There are going to be days he scores four points and games when he scores 25 points. As long as we're getting the defensive effort." Given how horrific Barnes looked during the preseason, we're not sure Cuban is going to get what he's asking for. And that usually doesn't end up well.
Oct 22 - 6:23 PM

Harrison Barnes did not do much on Friday, scoring eight points with three rebounds and one steal in 26 minutes.

It was a preseason to forget for Harry B. The Mavs are obviously committed to him with his $94 million deal, so he has a leash as long as Texas as the starting small forward. Barnes is being put into a new role and it's really tough to invest anything more than a late-round pick on him based on how awful he looked this month.
Oct 22 - 12:48 AM

Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki and Andrew Bogut will start on Friday.

Let's all hope Harry B can get it going. He's had a really rough time this month.
Oct 21 - 8:57 PM

Harrison Barnes' disastrous preseason continued on Wednesday, making 1-of-9 from the field for eight points with three rebounds and two turnovers.

So it turns out Kevin Durant is an upgrade over Harry B. In the preseason, Barnes has a woeful 35.2 true shooting percentage, including just 17.1 percent on his jumpers. We've seen Barnes have rough stretches for months at a time, but needless to say the Mavs aren't feeling great about paying him. If he falls to the last few rounds, he still might be worth a late pick.
Oct 19 - 11:45 PM

Harrison Barnes made 3-of-13 from the field for six points with seven rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 19 minutes on Saturday.

Not good. He was 1-of-10 from the field on Monday and just can't connect on his shots. Barnes is going to be a big part of the offense and should be able to score in the upper teens. He has fantasy appeal, but a good game in the preseason would make us feel better about drafting him.
Oct 8 - 11:38 PM

Harrison Barnes made 1-of-10 from the field for three points with two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

Coach Rick Carlisle wasn't discouraged by his max player tonight. "I love the shots that he got tonight," Carlisle said. "He's going to make those shots. The important thing is that he sticks with the process." Missing good shots may have been Barnes' calling card late last season, but he has gone on productive runs before. He also played some four tonight, so the opportunity is massive for him.
Oct 3 - 11:22 PM

Harrison Barnes scored 12 points with two assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday.

This might stun Warriors fans, but the Mavs actually ran offense through Barnes tonight. He had some pick-and-roll plays as the ball handler and was able to find teammates. Harry B gets a really bad rap for falling off in the playoffs, but it's possible a change of scenery gets him going -- coach Rick Carlisle has turned around players a lot worse than Barnes, too. He's far from a sure thing, but he is a breakout candidate in his new role.
Oct 1 - 10:41 PM

Harrison Barnes said he anticipates playing a lot of power forward this season.

He added he expects those minutes to come next to Dirk Nowitzki and Dwight Powell. Anyone who followed the Warriors knows about Barnes playing the stretch four in the vaunted Death Lineup, so this isn't uncharted waters. On the other hand, Barnes had just a 13.2 usage rate in that five-man lineup, so that number should definitely rise as a stretch four in Dallas. The Mavs are saying all the right things to put Harry B in a good spot, but he still has to show he can produce consistently. Barnes is a decent pick in the later middle rounds of standard drafts.
Sep 26 - 4:01 PM

Dirk Nowitzki said that Harrison Barnes has the work ethic to develop into a great "all-around player."

"I already heard all summer long whenever he was here, he's in the gym all the time," said Nowitzki. "A lot of guys come here, sign here or get traded here and they're telling me they're gym rats, but I haven't really seen many in my 18 years, but he's the one guy that walks the walk. He's there in the morning, we're working out with the guys, he goes back at night and he wants to get better." Barnes may be able to put up mid-round value as one of the main guys in Dallas, but we wouldn't recommend rolling the dice on Team USA's equipment manager until the later rounds.
Source: ESPN
Sep 15 - 3:06 PM

Rick Carlisle said that he's "excited" to see what Harrison Barnes can do in Dallas.

"We’re excited to have him," Carlisle said. "He’s a 24-year old player with four years of NBA experience that we think has a chance to get a lot better, and that’s exciting." Carlisle added that he's looking for ways to establish Barnes as a "primary producer" for the Mavericks, although he acknowledged that getting to that point will "be a process." Barnes is going to see a ton of opportunity with the Mavericks, so he's on the radar as a potential late-round selection.
Sep 14 - 10:59 AM

Harrison Barnes said he's expecting to feel comfortable in the high-post during the season.

It's going to be a whole new world for Harry B in Dallas. Last regular season, he only had 12.5 percent of his shots come off more than two dribbles. Per Synergy, Barnes ended a possession on a post-up just 12.7 percent of the time, but he did have a solid efficiency at 70.4 percentile. Of course, it's a lot easier to get shots out of the post when two of the best shooters in NBA are creating space. Barnes is a very interesting late-round target with very nice upside.
Sep 6 - 4:51 PM

Harrison Barnes said coach Rick Carlisle wants him to score.

Barnes also said he's working on his scoring this summer, which is hardly a surprise. He'll be thrust into a featured role after being fifth or sixth banana in the Warriors offense last year. Despite really falling off as the year went on, Barnes was very good early in the season. In his first 17 games of the season, Barnes turned in a 60.4 true shooting percentage on a 17.6 usage rate. He has some potential, so he's an intriguing pick in the middle rounds.
Aug 31 - 4:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Devin Harris
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Seth Curry
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Justin Anderson
3Nicolas Brussino
4Dorian Finney-Smith
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Quincy Acy
C1Andrew Bogut
2Salah Mejri
3A.J. Hammons