Harrison Barnes spent four years with the Warriors. Here are his six most memorable moments in Golden State.
Star players force people to choose a side.
Either you love them and they’re the best or you hate them and they’re the worst. There isn’t much of an allotted grey area. Kevin Durant‘s decision has probably broken up families in Oklahoma City.
Top notch talent divides people. Average players generally don’t. But then here comes Harrison Barnes who is probably one of the most divisive players in the entire NBA. He’s a budding star or he’s trash. Everything seems to go to the extreme with him.
With Durant’s arrival in the Bay Area, Barnes became collateral damage. His poor performance in the NBA Finals didn’t help his case either. He didn’t grow the way the Warriors would have liked him to and, while it didn’t cost him NBA paychecks, he found himself on the outside looking in.
Barnes is a contradiction. A seemingly elite athlete without the ability to explode or impose his will physically. A three-point specialist prone to stretches of extremely cold shooting. A key cog to the league’s deadliest lineup that didn’t really seem all that important.
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The former-Tar Heel has signed a max deal with the Dallas Mavericks, accompanied by Andrew Bogut who was traded to make room for Durant. In his four years as a Golden State Warrior, averaged 10.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists on 44.5 percent shooting from the field 37.6 percent shooting from three. He spent his rookie year as a starter, his sophomore season as the sixth man, and the following two years back in the first five.
Barnes is a champion and a member of two of the greatest teams of all-time.
A polarizing figure, here are Barnes’ six most memorable (not necessarily best) moments as a member of the Warriors.
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