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Harrison Barnes | Forward | #40

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (7) / GS
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Harrison Barnes said he prepared his body to play more minutes at power forward with the expectation that he will be the starting four-man in Dallas this season.
Rick Carlisle wants the Mavs to turn up the tempo and it sounds like he'll open the year with Barnes as the Mavs starting power forward, shifting Dirk Nowitzki over to center. Barnes added that operating as Dallas' No. 1 option last year was a great experience and that he wants to become better at getting to the line in his second year with the Mavericks. Barnes doesn't do much in the way of steals or assists, but he scores efficiently and will be worthy of a mid-round pick on draft day. Sep 25 - 3:37 PM

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Harrison Barnes has an informal goal of averaging three assists per game this season.

"It's something I have to do better," Barnes told ESPN.com. Harry B is not exactly former teammate Draymond Green with Barnes averaging just 1.5 assists per game last season. On the other hand, he was much better than expected as a scorer with his 46.8 percent from the field and impressive 86.1 percent from the line -- that's up from 76.1 percent in 2015-16. He's shaping up to be a sixth-round pick in most leagues.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 22 - 10:01 PM

ESPN's Marc Stein said that the Mavericks are focused on "cementing and developing its young core."

Stein adds that this includes Harrison Barnes, Nerlens Noel, Dennis Smith Jr. and Seth Curry. The Mavericks were originally expected to be major players in free agency and were heavily linked to Jrue Holiday, but now their offseason priority is to re-sign Noel as a restricted free agent and develop their young talent. As for Barnes, expect him to reprise his role as a go-to option on offense for the Mavericks in 2017-18, making him a safe pick in the middle rounds.
Jun 24 - 1:37 PM

Harrison Barnes said he hasn't been watching the 2017 NBA Finals.

Harry B is pulling a Russell Westbrook. This isn't really news, but it's a slow day. The Mavs know they're not really close to being a contender and Dirk Nowitzki is a year older, so Barnes should be looking at a significant role again. He increased his 15.9 2015-16 usage rate to 25.5 last year, so he could have another increase next year. It obviously won't be quite as significant, though.
Jun 11 - 11:22 PM

Dirk Nowitzki said that he has already passed the torch of being Dallas' go-to player to Harrison Barnes.

"He took all my plays. He took all my crunch-time plays, which I’m still a little sensitive about, but I’m really happy for Harrison," Nowitzki joked while showering praise on Barnes. Nowitzki added that Barnes, Wesley Matthews and Dwight Powell are usually the first ones in the gym in the early morning and said they are training like "maniacs." Barnes recently turned 25 and is coming off averages of 19.2 points, 5.0 boards, 1.5 dimes and 1.0 3-pointers per contest, so he will be coming off the board in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts next season.
Source: Mavs.com
Jun 8 - 10:34 AM

Harrison Barnes said it was "great" to be able to prove he could be a consistent scoring threat for the Mavs this past season.

"I can be consistent. That was the big knock on me when I first got here," said Barnes. "You know, I could be good for a night or maybe a couple of games, but over the course of 10-30 games that would be difficult. To finally be able to do that over the course of a season was great." Barnes scored a career-high 19.2 points per game during his first year in Dallas to go with averages of 5.0 boards, 1.5 dimes and 1.0 3-pointer per contest, which was good enough for seventh round value in standard 9-cat leagues. He'll make for a solid mid-round pick in next year's drafts.
Source: Mavs.com
May 24 - 11:15 AM

Harrison Barnes (rest) will not play on Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

The Mavs will rest their max guy on both ends of a back-to-back set. Barnes may have surpassed national expectations as the go-to scorer with some serious volume as an isolation guy. Dwight Powell, Nicolas Brussino and Dorian Finney-Smith figure to take on most of Harry B's minutes.
Apr 12 - 6:52 PM

Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews will rest on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

Dallas is looking for their fifth straight loss as the tank rolls on. The Mavericks said this morning that everyone except for Seth Curry (shoulder) would be "available," so this decision was likely made in the last hour or so. Barnes or Matthews aren't locks to play in the season finale on Wednesday. The Mavs will start Yogi Ferrell, J.J. Barea, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dirk Nowitzki and Nerlens Noel.
Apr 11 - 8:38 PM

Harrison Barnes is "available" to play off the bench on Tuesday vs. Denver, but he likely won't see any action.

Barnes isn't starting after getting a rest day on Sunday, but it sounds like he's getting another night off -- he wasn't even warming up with the team. Most fantasy owners can't trust any player in Dallas for the final two games.
Apr 11 - 8:35 PM

Harrison Barnes (rest) will not play Sunday vs. the Suns.

Rick Carlisle said that Barnes came to him and decided to take a game off, but he'll be back in action for Tuesday's home game against the Nuggets. With Barnes on the shelf, Nicolas Brussino and Dorian Finney-Smith should pick up most of his minutes, and Nerlens Noel should see some increased opportunity on offense.

Harrison Barnes (rest) is listed as out in the game notes against the Suns on Saturday.

Game notes aren't exactly gospel, but this is definitely noteworthy. According to the notes, Barnes is going to be with the team while J.J. Barea (rest) will not be. With Barnes likely out, Nicolas Brussino should be getting some serious run. Coach Rick Carlisle has talked him up and wants him to play different positions.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 8 - 9:33 PM

Harrison Barnes played 18 minutes vs. the Spurs on Friday with eight points, one rebound, one assist and one triple.

Barnes said he wants to play in all 82 games this season, so the Mavs are just going to reduce his workload instead of giving him a maintenance day -- he didn't even play in the second half tonight. He will be tough to trust along with the other veterans in Dallas as the tank rolls on.
Apr 7 - 11:59 PM

Harrison Barnes had 15 points, four rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer and three turnovers during Wednesday's game vs. the Clippers.

Barnes was a candidate for rest tonight but he wound up playing 35 minutes in his usual role as a starter. "I don't think there's anything that's going to stop me from playing all 82, barring injury," he said prior to tonight's game. With Dallas officially eliminated from playoff contention, Barnes' owners couldn't ask for more.
Apr 6 - 1:33 AM

Harrison Barnes is expected to play Wednesday against the Clippers.

The Mavs could wind up sitting Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles), Seth Curry, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris, but this report says Barnes will be active. This is the late game of the day, so there is still at least some risk Barnes isn't out there. Barnes also wants to play in 82 games, so that helps his case, as well.
Apr 5 - 3:45 PM

Harrison Barnes said he has no intention to rest any games moving forward.

"I don't think there's anything that's going to stop me from playing all 82, barring injury," he said. This is awesome news for his fantasy owners, and it sounds like he's a lock to play on Wednesday vs. the Clippers on the second night of a back-to-back set. He scored just 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, one assist and one triple in 28 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday, but expect him to bounce back vs. the Clippers.
Apr 5 - 1:44 AM