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July 8, 2019, 4:49 pmDewayne DedmonC, Sacramento Kings
The Kings announced the signings of Dewayne Dedmon and Harrison Barnes on Monday.
Dedmon figures to start at center and will give the Kings better rim protection and spacing than the departed Willie Cauley-Stein did. He will likely be pushed for minutes by Richaun Holmes, however, and the organizational desire to test out Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles at the five also makes his standing tenuous. Dedmon should be a steady, late-middle round center as long as he's playing minutes in the mid-twenties, at least. Barnes rejoins the Kings after being traded to Sacramento last season and will further cloud the forward mix. Miscast as a small forward, we'll see if that's where the Kings put him. He's going to be his usual plodding self and is a late-round option with limited upside.
Source: Sacramento Kings
June 30, 2019, 6:29 pmHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes and the Kings have agreed on a four-year, $85 million contract.
It was reported that Barnes to the Kings would become official when free agency begins, and now we have our answer. Along with Barnes, the Kings also signed Trevor Ariza to play the wing. It's pretty confusing that they would pay Barnes over $21 million a year to join a logjammed position, but such is life in Sacto.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 1:26 pmHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
The Kings are reportedly working towards an agreement with Harrison Barnes that would result in a contract around four years and $88 million.
Barnes declining his $25.1 million player option raised some eyebrows, and the only reasonable way he would've turned that money down is if he knew that a longer-term deal was going to be on the table somewhere. That's a pretty rich contract for him, and if the agreement does come to pass then he'll be locked in as one of the starting forwards for Sacramento.
Source: Carmichael Dave on Twitter
June 18, 2019, 2:32 pmHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Kings forward Harrison Barnes is declining his $25.1 million player option and becoming an unrestricted free agent.
Wow. File this under one of the shockers of the offseason. With Barnes off the books, the Kings suddenly just became players in free agency, and can now look at the top-tier big men. The report also states that the Kings and Barnes are open to exploring a new contract, but we have to believe that Barnes won't come close to the $25 million he would have made with the Kings. We'll have to wait and see if Barnes regrets this decision or not.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
June 6, 2019, 12:30 pmHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes will participate in Team USA's basketball camp in August, ahead of the FIBA World Cup in China.
Barnes, who is coming off another solid season, is the 18th player named for camp. Barnes has averaged fairly consistent numbers the last few seasons, but he saw a dip in his production as the talent around him got better this year as a member of both the Mavs and Kings. Before Barnes attends Team USA camp, he'll have to make a decision about his $25 million player option.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 28, 2019, 3:58 pmHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes said on ESPN on Tuesday that he hasn't informed the Kings about his player option yet, and that he's taking the decision day-by-day.
Barnes is in line to make $25 million next season if he picks up his player option, a number that would be hard for him to reach on the open market after a down season. It would seem to be a better option for the soon-to-be 27-year-old to cash in now and hit the market with a weaker free agent class next offseason. If Barnes does opt-in, he'll likely fill a similar role as he did after being dealt.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 11:36 amHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes played in 77 games and averaged 32.9 mpg, 16.4 points, 2.3 threes, 4.7 boards, 1.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocks per game in the 2018-19 season.
Barnes was the 90th ranked player last year but the emergence of Luka Doncic and the midseason trade to the Kings may have been one of the reasons why his stats regressed a bit. Nonetheless, he's still a reliable source for points, threes and some rebounds but we think that he may have reached his ceiling as a player.
April 8, 2019, 1:19 amHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes scored 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting (4-of-7 3PTs, 5-of-6 FTs) with four rebounds and one block over 37 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Pelicans.
Barnes hit open looks but looked as disinterested on defense as teammates did. The Kings probably want to end the season on a good note and get their 40th win, but they haven't looked right for a few weeks and that's always interesting given their history.
April 5, 2019, 11:41 pmHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting (including a three) with seven rebounds and one steal over 27 minutes in Friday's blowout loss to the Jazz.
Barnes is somebody the organization would like to look good in the season's final week and with Kosta Koufos (calf) possibly sidelined the team might run with Barnes at the 4 a bunch. Willie Cauley-Stein (personal) missed this one and he won't be rushed back, either. Barnes hasn't been great but is worth an extra look depending on how news flows.
March 25, 2019, 12:19 amHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes was quiet on Sunday, going 3-of-7 from the field for 10 points with four assists and two triples.
This is what happens when a volume scorer doesn't get any volume. It's surprising that he didn't get more looks with Sacramento's backcourt having a terrible night from the field but Barnes had been a pretty reliable scorer up to this point with double digits in every game in March and 15 or more points in all but one game prior to this one. Keep him in lineups if you need help in that department.
March 24, 2019, 1:01 amHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes posted an efficient 25 points on Saturday, going 10-of-17 from the field with six rebounds and five threes.
Barnes' game remains pretty shallow but if he's scoring efficiently there's not much room to complain. He'll ebb and flow as Sacramento's other forwards do, but the Kings will consistently treat him as a primary scoring option so the bottom should never really drop out. De'Aaron Fox chipped in 13 points, nine dimes and a steal but shot just 3-of-12 from the field.
March 14, 2019, 9:58 pmHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting while adding five rebounds, four assists, a steal and three triples on Thursday.
Barnes retained his starting role and usage even with Marvin Bagley (knee) back in action and looks like a great points streamer as the Kings have a great fantasy schedule ahead of them. Coach Joerger might make some adjustments eventually, but it doesn't look like Barnes will lose out if he does.
March 11, 2019, 9:31 pmHarrison BarnesF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes scored 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on Monday.
Barnes was efficient from the floor tonight and with Marvin Bagley (knee) still sidelined he's in line for some nice usage. The Kings play three more games which is the most appealing thing about Barnes since his stat set isn't diverse.
Christian Villere is joined by Sacramento Kings Beat Blogger for Hoop Ball, Jon Schifferle. The fellas get into the last three games. Then they go deep on the home finale and what they took…