NBA Playoffs: Where Does Harrison Barnes Rank Among the Best Small Forwards?

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Why Harrison Barnes Stands Out

May 12, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson (left) instructs small forward Harrison Barnes (40) against the San Antonio Spurs during the third quarter in game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Spurs 97-87 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Looking at the stats among small forwards Harrison Barnes is at the bottom for nearly all of them with the exception of a few. So why does he stand out?

This is Barnes’ rookie season. Only two of the other people on this list brought their team to the playoffs in their rookie season–Carmelo Anthony and Paul George.

Barnes is also the only member of this group who has not been named an All-Star, and until May 30, he also the only member who is under 21.

If the peers on this list serve as any indication, Harrison Barnes will have a long, prosperous and incredibly successful future.