Listing the 5 Most Important Players On the Golden State Warriors

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Harrison Barnes

May 16, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors small forward Harrison Barnes (40) reacts during the third quarter in game six of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena. The Spurs defeated the Warriors 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

In what is seemingly a reverse situation from Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes elevated his game to new heights during the playoffs.

Barnes averaged just 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds on 43.9 percent shooting during the regular season. During the playoffs, he averaged 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds on 44.4 percent shooting from the field. Admittedly, some of the discrepancy is explained by the fact that he played more minutes during the playoffs. His per 36 numbers indicate that he still managed to average two points more during the playoffs while still shooting more efficiently.

The single most impressive event that encapsulated Barnes cool and calm during high-pressure situations was when he fell hard to the ground and his head hit the floor. Barnes went to the locker room, got stitches and returned back into the game. He has new importance as he is one of, if not the youngest player on the team and one who has rapidly begun to display talent beyond his years.

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