HoopsHype Harrison Barnes rumors

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Jackson has been coy about how he'll replace Lee in the starting lineup and overall, but I've got to believe the Warriors are leaning towards going small (with Harrison Barnes moving to the 4 and Jarrett Jack into the starting lineup) for most of the game, whether that's to start the game or not. It's just the best way to get his better, faster players on the floor at the same time, and then Jackson can pinpoint when he wants to get Carl Landry in for some post scoring... and I'd think Jackson will have a quick trigger on Landry and Bogut playing together, since they don't seem like a real fit and they didn't play much in tandem this season. Contra Costa Times

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The GSWs really only have one reliable dribble-play-maker, and that’s Jarrett Jack, and when he’s off, it doesn’t look pretty. They’re hoping Harrison Barnes can develop into a dynamic wing play-maker, and he has shown that ability in spots, but so far that has been hit and miss and mostly from the top of the key… and not as a passer. I’ve been told a few times by team sources that the Warriors know they could use an explosive offensive player, and that’s one of the reasons the Warriors were interested in Dion Waiters the last draft; Waiters is an erratic shooter, certainly not at the same level as Curry or Thompson, but he can get into the lane on his own and he’s dynamic with the ball. San Jose Mercury-News

February 22, 2013 Updates

Have the Warriors given you any one thing to focus on this season? Harrison Barnes: Coach just keeps telling me to be aggressive. I remember one game, I was at the scorer's table, checking in, and Coach came up and said, "Go out there and be aggressive." And I was like, "OK coach, I got you." And he said, "Be aggressive. I'm not going to cuss you out." It's interesting to have a coach with that much confidence, that much belief in you, just telling you go out there and just play. I've been surprised at how well you guys have played this season. I think most people thought it would take you guys another year or two to come together, but you guys are a six-seed in the West right now. Harrison Barnes: Other than the little slide we had just before All-Star, it's been great to just be involved with it. I think if we can just continue to chip away, continue to improve, we'll be all right. You know, if someone told us we would lose five straight games and still be sixth in the West, that's unbelievable. We had an edge early on, and then it kind of weighed on us a little bit. We kind of got complacent, didn't play much defense these last five games. So this will be a good time for us to regroup and get back to what we were doing. GQ.com

What do you do when you have some time off? I've been watching a little bit of soccer. Been watching more of that, actually. What's your team? I'm Barca for La Liga, and then also Man United. But really I've been watching "Being Liverpool." Have you see that? The TV show with Clive Owen narrating? That show is great. Crazy good. I'm also a TV show addict. Reality TV? (disappointed) Not reality. "Homeland," "Breaking Bad," "Scandal," "Boardwalk Empire." We take so many flights that it's easy to watch an entire season in a few days. GQ.com

February 10, 2013 Updates

Marcus Thompson: With trade deadline a couple weeks away you can press Warriors GM Myers' cell is heating up. Sources tell me Harrison Barnes' name comes up quite a bit. But the Warriors aren't interesting in moving Barnes. One source it would take a "major offer" to get them to even think about moving Barnes. It's obvious to Warriors fans that Barnes is/should be untouchable. But that hasn't stop teams from trying to pry him away for the Warriors. Sulia

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The BBVA Rising Stars Challenge -- televised live nationally on TNT at 9 p.m. ET and broadcast live on ESPN Radio, with live audio also available on NBA.com in multiple languages -- features two teams each consisting of nine rookies and sophomores mixed together, drafted from a pool selected by the NBA's assistant coaches. Joining Irving from the Sophomore class are: Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets), Brandon Knight (Detroit Pistons), Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs), Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets), Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors), Tristan Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Nikola Vucevic (Orlando Magic), and Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats). Davis and Lillard lead a group of rookies that includes Harrison Barnes (Warriors) Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons), Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Bobcats), Alexey Shved (Minnesota Timberwolves), Dion Waiters (Cavaliers), and Tyler Zeller (Cavaliers). Oregonian

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Barnes seems to have developed a comfort level on the court. No longer the hesitant rookie, he is attacking with confidence and producing numbers that figure to put him in the Rookie of the Year conversation. Over his last two games, Barnes has scored 37 points on 14-of-26 shooting. He's also grabbed 22 rebounds, including five offensive. Barnes newfound effectiveness is the payoff of his budding relationship with Jackson, who has been grooming the former North Carolina star since the Warriors drafted him No. 7 overall. "I think coach has done a good job of teaching us in practice," Barnes said, "putting me in good positions to be successful, giving me different touches. Early on, it was an adjustment." San Jose Mercury-News

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Warriors coach Mark Jackson announced Monday that rookie Harrison Barnes will be his starting small forward. Jackson said he was looking for the best fit and not necessarily the best player. Apparently, Barnes beat out forward Richard Jefferson and swingman Brandon Rush. "Starting was definitely a goal of mine," Barnes said. "Playing in the NBA and starting on opening night is a huge accomplishment. But my mindset is not going to change. I'm going out there and try to provide this team all of the little things I can to help us win." San Jose Mercury-News

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Seems battle for SF job is a 2-man race: Brandon Rush v. Harrison Barnes. Sources say Rush has advantage because... Rush is clearly the better defender at this point. The starting lineup needs someone who can really make it tough for opposing perimeter stars, and Rush is even better with Andrew Bogut backing him up. Plus, to this point, Rush is shooting better. If Barnes did start, it would likely be because Mark Jackson already knows that Rush can thrive off the bench. Bringing Barnes off the bench, adding the task feeling a game out and getting going after sitting, might take away Barnes' aggressiveness and impact. Sulia

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