HoopsHype Harrison Barnes rumors

November 4, 2013 Updates

Harrison Barnes participated fully in shootaround, the second straight time he has done so since leaving the Oct. 7 exhibition game with left foot inflammation. He won’t play Monday, but Jackson said the second-year forward could make his return to practice Tuesday and might be able to make his season debut Wednesday against Minnesota. Barnes has actually probably done more arduous work in his post-practice one-on-one drills with coaches than he will in a full practice, but he still needs to work his way back into game shape. San Francisco Chronicle

October 29, 2013 Updates

Warriors coach Mark Jackson revealed Tuesday that Harrison Barnes has been ruled out for the first two games of the season. Golden State opens Wednesday against the Lakers before visiting the Clippers on Thursday. Barnes hasn’t seen action since the first quarter Oct. 7, when he left the game with a left foot injury. The team hasn’t revealed the details of Barnes’ injury, calling it “left foot inflammation,” but it’s serious enough to keep him on the shelf. Contra Costa Times

October 25, 2013 Updates
October 12, 2013 Updates

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes likely won't play the two exhibition games in China next week. Golden State is deciding to rest Barnes so the inflammation in his left foot will subside. According to a team official, Barnes does not have a condition, such as plantar fasciitis, and the ailment is something that just developed over time. Barnes was in the gym more than any player in the month leading up to training camp, and word coming out of Golden State is his injury is just a byproduct of that. The expectation in Warriors world is that Barnes' injury is nothing to be too worried about. But given the injury history, all fingers are crossed. "We'll find that out by giving him rest," coach Mark Jackson said. "I'm not an expert on that. We'll do everything we can do to put him in position to be ready. And hopefully, for his sake and our sake, he'll be ready." Contra Costa Times

October 7, 2013 Updates

David Aldridge: What's the rotation looking like right now? Mark Jackson: We'll figure it out. We know our top seven or eight guys, especially with Klay, Harrison and Andre. To me, there's 96 minutes, split between the three of them. Which is more than enough. So it won't be a concern. Me: Can all three of them interchange between the two and the three? MJ: Yes. Harrison is probably the one guy that can handle two, three, four. And he's more so a three. With either one of them (on the court), he's a three. But to me, yeah, they can all do it. With our system, there's no difference, really. So it's just that you're the two and you're the three. But they're doing the same thing. NBA.com

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September 11, 2013 Updates

His expression was straight forward. His wording precise. His point emphatic. Warriors budding star Harrison Barnes said he isn't concerned about whether he starts. He isn't even consumed by being on the court at the end of games. "Winning the game matters more to me," Barnes said. Contra Costa Times

Barnes, after his workout at the team facility on Tuesday, didn't mince his words and gave no breath to controversy. He doesn't care. Whatever Mark Jackson decides, he's game. I can imagine much worse problems," Barnes said. "I feel confident about this team and where we can go. Regardless if I'm starting or coming off the bench, I think we have a chance to make a serious playoff push." Contra Costa Times

July 24, 2013 Updates
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In the offseason, the Warriors signed wing man Andre Iguodala and though Barnes said that he has not spoken to coaches yet about what his role will be next year, it is more than likely that Iguodala will take over the starting small forward job. That would mean Barnes would go to the bench. And, he says, he is OK with that. “My role will remain the same—do whatever it takes to win,” Barnes told Sporting News on Monday. “Whether it is starting, coming off the bench. There are plenty of minutes to be divided up among everybody. I just have to make sure I am ready.” Sporting News

July 5, 2013 Updates
July 4, 2013 Updates

Such a scenario would be challenging, some executives have said, but not impossible. The Warriors have three huge expiring contracts in Andrew Bogut ($14 million), Richard Jefferson ($11 million) and Andris Biedrins ($9 million). According to sources, they have tried to unload all three players this week to teams with cap room. Yet, Golden State likely would have to be willing to add assets to any potential deals to get teams interested. Sources say the Warriors have been willing to attach a future first-round pick to move one of their bad contracts since last February's trade deadline, but potential partners tend to ask for prized youngsters such as Harrison Barnes or Klay Thompson -- two of the more attractive young players in the league -- when the subject of absorbing one of the Warriors' big contracts is broached. ESPN.com

July 1, 2013 Updates

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