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October 17, 2019, 12:33 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes finished Wednesday's game with 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting with six rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Barnes was hot tonight, but his line is exactly why he's not a great fantasy player. Even though he shot well from the floor, he hit zero 3-pointers and was limited in contributions elsewhere. The Kings have a ton of talent so there's no need to give Barnes the ball that much.
October 4, 2019, 3:15 pmHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes finished with 21 points, four assists, two rebounds, one steal and two triples on 4-of-7 shooting in a team-high 34 minutes on Friday.
Barnes went a whopping 11-of-11 from the foul line and picked up most of his production from there. Outside of the points it was a pretty empty line from Barnes and although he'll likely play big minutes he's not the most attractive fantasy player. He should be looked at as more of a top-125 player this year.
September 12, 2019, 1:00 pmHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes scored a team-high 22 points in Thursday's 89-94 loss to Serbia.
It was a nice bounce-back for Barnes personally, as he scored just four points in 32 minutes against France. He shot 7-of-11 from the field with five rebounds, four assists and two 3-pointers. Look for him to be a late-round fantasy pick with the Kings this season.
September 11, 2019, 9:58 amHarrison BarnesSF, Sacramento Kings
Harrison Barnes played 32 minutes but scored only four points, as Team USA struggled overall and was defeated by France 89-79 on Wednesday.
Kemba Walker scored 10 points and Marcus Smart added another 11 in a game where Team USA got out-rebounded 44-28 and made only 7-of-20 from behind the arc. US will now face Serbia in a consolation game on Thursday, in what was thought to potentially be the final of this tournament.
September 7, 2019, 10:50 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker and Donovan Mitchell led US past Greece 69-53 on Saturday to remain undefeated at 4-0.
Walker finished with a team-high 15 points to go with four rebounds and six assists while Mitchell had 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block and a steal. Jaylen Brown and Harrison Barnes also had solid all-around lines and Marcus Smart returned to action after missing the previous game with a quad strain. Giannis Antetokounmpo led Greece with 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go with 13 rebounds, two steals, a block and a triple as Greece needs to beat the Czech Republic by at least 12 points on Monday to advance to the next round of the tournament, assuming the US will beat Brazil as well.
September 5, 2019, 1:39 pmKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker scored 15 points and added eight assists, a block and three treys as the U.S. coasted to a 43-point victory against Japan on Thursday.
After narrowly losing to Turkey on Tuesday, Team USA bounced back in a massive way by almost doubling up their opponents. Donovan Mitchell and Joe Harris pitched in with 10 points each while Harrison Barnes scored 14 with eight rebounds.
August 24, 2019, 8:58 amKemba WalkerPG, Boston Celtics
Kemba Walker scored 22 points on 7-of-15 shooting with four rebounds with two assists as USA Basketball had it's 78-game winning streak in tournament and exhibition games snapped on Saturday.
Walker continues to assert himself as the team's best player but USA losing to Australia was the much bigger story in this one. Harrison Barnes also played well as he chipped in 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with six rebounds. USA will take on Canada on Monday in their last exhibition before taking on the Czech Republic in the first official match of the tournament on September 1.
August 24, 2019, 8:39 amPatty MillsPG, San Antonio Spurs
Patty Mills went off in the fourth quarter and finished with 30 points as Australia beat USA 98-94.
Although it was only an exhibition, it was still a huge moment for Mills and the Australian team in front of a huge crowd as they handed the US team their first loss since 2006. Mills was serenaded with MVP chants as Joe Ingles also played well with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with four rebounds and seven assists while Andrew Bogut came off the bench for 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists in 20 minutes, shooting 7-of-8 from the field.
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