Rick Barry Rumors
Twenty-one year old Karl-Anthony Towns finished the season averaging 25.1 points per game and 12.3 rebounds per game. Towns is the youngest player in NBA history to average at least 25 points and 10 rebounds per game in a season. That distinction was held by Rick Barry, who was a slightly older than Towns is when he did it for the Warriors in his rookie season of 1965–66.
Rick Barry thinks Portland shouldn’t play Jusuf Nurkic in the postseason. “I would never take the chance with somebody you knew was valuable to your future. Not to play in a series that you knew your chances were remote to win even if everything was going your way,” Rick Barry said. “I’d look to the future.”
Can the 50-10, 1st place GSW win without their leading scorer? It ain’t looking good … according to longtime Warrior and HOFer Rick Barry. “I would think the chances are diminished considerably [without Durant]. I don’t think they would have an opportunity to do it without Kevin Durant because he is such an integral part of their success so far this season.”
Talent committed to the BIG3 include: Allen Iverson, Chauncey Billups, Gary Payton, Kenyon Martin, Stephen Jackson, Jermaine O’Neal, Rashard Lewis, Jason Williams, Bonzi Wells, Mike Bibby, George “The Iceman” Gervin, Ricky Davis, Al Harrington, Rick Barry, Rick Mahorn, Clyde Drexler, Kenny Anderson, Jamario Moon, Smush Parker, Ruben Patterson and Etan Thomas. Payton, Gervin, Barry, Mahorn and Drexler will serve as coaches, with Iverson serving as a player/coach – the rest are confirmed to play.
Florida forward Canyon Barry, the son of Hall-of-Famer Rick Barry, has received plenty of attention for adopting his father’s underhanded free-throw shooting style. And it has paid off in a huge way for Barry and the Gators this season. In the Gators’ 71-62 win over Texas A&M on Saturday, Barry set a school record by making his 39th consecutive free-throw. He’s gone more than nine games and counting since he last missed from the charity stripe.