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Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes
Position: F
Born: 05/30/92
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:214 lbs. / 97.5 kg.
Salary: $3,873,398
Barnes felt he could retain his starting spot by playing well in training camp under Jackson. For Barnes, Iguodala became just another challenge to overcome, a real-life manifestation of Erman threatening to trade him for other small forwards around the league. “[That] first year, we didn’t have a good relationship,” Barnes said of his competition with Iguodala. “In training camp, I was trying to go at his neck every single time, whether that was offensively, defensively, whatever. It was like whatever he would do, I would try and one-up him.”
It has taken a concerted effort from Barnes, whom Golden State general manager Bob Myers regards as the team’s most meticulous player, to learn how to let go. “He never wavers,” Myers said. “He’s so disciplined off the court with his regimen as far as stretching, training, pregame, postgame. … You have to be disciplined on the basketball court, but you don’t want to be overly disciplined, and he’s found a way to key that balance.”
Barnes said that The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance, a book by sports psychologist George Mumford, had helped him improve his approach to the game. In the mid-1990s, when Warriors head coach Steve Kerr was a reserve guard for the Bulls, Mumford began working with the Chicago players on breathing and focusing on the present. “You do all your thinking before,” Mumford said. “You have an idea of how you’re going to play, and then ideally when you play, it’s more reading and reacting, because you’ve already anticipated, so you’ve got to let your body do what it does and you have to just go with what is.
But the decision on Barnes should come first. And it’s really not much of a decision at all. He wants to be here and he’s proven his value, and he won’t command a ridiculous salary. That’s what Chicago’s Jimmy Butler did, rejecting the Bulls’ four year, $40 million offer in search of a max deal. Unlike San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard, who also didn’t get the extension he was in due, Barnes isn’t in line for a max extension from the Warriors. His credentials detail he will fall below the $15 million or so Thompson received and Green will command. Thompson made All-NBA and Green made first team All-Defense.