HoopsHype Harrison Barnes rumors


December 20, 2013 Updates

Barnes said he was sorry to hear about Kobe Bryant's latest injury (left knee fracture). Barnes was guarding Bryant last season when the Lakers star went down with a torn Achilles tendon. Barnes kept in contact with Bryant after he suffered the first injury. "I texted him just to let him know there wasn't anything malicious, because obviously there was some speculation about that," he said. "He told me didn't believe it was anything like that." Of Kobe's latest injury, Barnes added: "It's tough to see that because not too many players come back from Achilles surgery. And then to have that happen to him, you just don't want to see it." San Jose Mercury-News

December 1, 2013 Updates
November 23, 2013 Updates
November 11, 2013 Updates

Jackson said there should be no physical restrictions on second-year forward Harrison Barnes now that he has three games under his belt, even though he has played no more than 21 minutes in any of them after missing the first four games with an inflamed big toe. "I don't know where he is as far as being 100 percent, but I know we've gone through the process and he's feeling better," the coach said. "We obviously had a certain number (of minutes) we wanted to play him the last couple of games. But now moving forward, unless something else occurs, I think I'll be able to play him as much as I want." San Jose Mercury-News

November 8, 2013 Updates

Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes and former NBA point guard Stephon Marbury both took to social media to express their heart felt sentiments. I wanted to take a minute to send my thoughts and prayers to those people who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines this week. It saddens me to read how many people were affected by this tragedy especially those who were trying to bounce back from an earthquake that struck them in mid-October. SheridanHoops

November 7, 2013 Updates

Rusty Simmons: This was the first time Harrison Barnes has come off the bench since his freshman year of high school. "We’re all about winning here. Guys aren’t worrying about their roles and guys aren’t worrying about numbers. We just don’t do that here." Twitter @Rusty_SFChron

November 6, 2013 Updates
November 5, 2013 Updates

The Warriors had a light practice, but forward Harrison Barnes (left toe inflammation) put in a workload. In addition to the drills, he was able to scrimmage 3 on 3. He was covered in sweat after practice, closing it out by doing some one-on-one drills with assistant coach Brian Scalabrine. It's another sign he's about ready to make his season debut. Jackson said he still doesn't know if Barnes will play Wednesday. He said it depends how his toe responds to Tuesday's workout and what the doctors and Barnes are saying. Contra Costa Times

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

September 28, 2013 Updates
September 27, 2013 Updates
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
July 22, 2013 Updates

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

Any rumor missing? E-mail us at   hoopshype@hoopshype.com.