Harrison Barnes: Has He Been Worth It?

A little more than three years ago when Harrison Barnes played on Christmas Day, his stat line of 12 points on 38% shooting but 13 rebounds was a perfect illustration of Barnes as a player. There was always going to be some ying and yang, pluses and minuses.  It was hard to wrap your arms…

The Ascension of Harrison Barnes

During the NBA Finals, watching the rainbow like trajectory of a Harrison Barnes corner three became the most heart wrenching two second interval Warriors fans can remember. At the end of each rainbow was a clunk off the side of the rim and a slump of the shoulders of Warriors fans. Fast forward, to July…

Harrison Barnes Rep Has Followed Him to Texas

Harrison Barnes had a wretchedly awful preseason.(Other words besides wretched come to mind: painful, ugly, sorrowful, ridiculous). He made 27% of his shots and his three point shooting couldn’t have been worse if his eyes were shut (16%). From the looks of him Barnes is a star, but he was a role player in college…

Will the Real Harrison Barnes Please Stand Up

New Faces: Harrison Barnes, Ketth Hornsby, Jameel Warney, Kyle Collinsworth, Quincy Acy, Jonathon  Gibson, Nicolas Brussino, Seth Curry, Dorain Finney-Smith, A.J. Hammons (R), Andrew Bogut 2015-16 Regular Season Record: 42-40 2015-16 Regular Season Achievements: 2nd: Turnovers. 3rd: Free Throw Percentage. 9th: Defensive Rebounds, 3-Point Percentage (Defense). Leading Scorer: Dirk Nowitzki, 18.3 Leading Rebounder: Zaza Paculia, 9.4 When a 37…

5 Questions for the West: Better or Worse?

What is the biggest vulnerability for the Warriors? Are they worse because of the players they had to move to fit in Kevin Durant? Worse. They aren’t going to cross the 70 win plateau. They lost a lot of speed and skill on the bench. The replacements are adequate but don’t operate with the same…

Harrison Barnes and the $95 Million Gut Check

If a player’s status is dependent upon his achievement in the NBA playoffs, then Harrison Barnes was an abject failure in 2015-16. Barnes June swoon of a performance has attached labels to him of overrated, soft and not a max player. Shrugging the criticism off like unnecessary dirt on his suit, is Mark Cuban. He…

Harrison Barnes Where Art Thou?

If the Warriors lose Game 7, if their NBA Finals dream goes up in a smoke thicker than the Santa Ana winds, if the Warriors don’t repeat as champions and if their 73 win historic season becomes nothing more than a regular season footnote without a dramatic ending, then you can point to Harrison Barnes.…

Harrison Barnes and the Max Player Gamble

Harrison Barnes found his usual spot in the corner, took a quick pass from Draymond Green, and swished a three-pointer over the outstretched arm of Serge Ibaka.  That gave the Warriors a 64-53 edge in the third quarter of Game 2.  Before long, Golden State had managed to tie their series with the Thunder. That…

No Harrison Barnes, No Problem

Harrison Barnes was a key member of the 2014-15 Warriors team that went on to win the title, but this season Golden State has been without his services for an extended period of time. He may make his return to the lineup tonight after a left ankle sprain had sidelined the small forward, causing interim…