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May 22, 2015 Updates

For five days, Barnes joined the Hall of Famer whose Bel-Air home is just down the street from one of the more infamous basketball courts you'll find. By day, they worked on the regulation-sized court that's inside the home of shoe mogul Steven Jackson – a replica of the Staples Center, "Lakers mausoleum," as West describes it, that visiting NBA teams will sometimes use for shoot-arounds or practices. By night, they all sat in the West's family dining room, where his wife, Karen, would take food requests from Barnes and try to replenish all those calories he'd burned learning tricks of the trade from her legendary husband. USA Today Sports

The discussions, as Barnes saw it, were as meaningful as the drills. And yes, for those who naturally wondered, West was an active participant in these workouts that also included former Warriors assistant coach Joe Boylan. "It was crazy," Barnes said. "To be able to not only spend time with him on the court, but off the court as well, to see how he saw the game, how I need to see the game, the things that he saw in my game. He actually took the court and practiced on certain things. USA Today Sports

"I knew that Kobe learned a lot from Elgin Baylor and from Jerry West," Barnes said. "I would watch (video of) Jerry, because he used to always say that his pull-up was unbelievable. No matter where he was on the court, he could always square up and get you a shot no matter what, so I looked up his clips after I heard that. I saw that kind of stuff, and obviously when I got drafted here I saw some more of his stuff. And then getting on the court with him? That was nuts. "We'd work out in the morning. We'd get some work in, and then he'd show up and put me through a workout. He'd show me stuff he would do, and then we'd go out to eat and talk about what the league is like today, stuff he saw back in the day. USA Today Sports

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For the Warriors, positions mean so little on defense because they've built a roster comprised of guys the same size. The players and coaches call it "versatility," a common set of qualities that allows the team to constantly switch on and off the ball. With Iguodala, Livingston, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Justin Holiday, Golden State has a half-dozen long, defensively talented players who stand between 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-8. That height range is perfect for navigating between marking little guys and grappling with big men. For example, Green typically guards power forwards, but he can stop Chris Paul in a pinch. ESPN.com

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"Here's me and Stephen Curry reacting to the All Star game news today. Congrats to my guy for not only being voted in as a starter but also having the most votes in the NBA! Congratulations to Coach Kerr and his staff for earning the honor o coaching Stephen and the West on All Star Weekend. Big day for Dubnation!" - Harrison Barnes. Facebook.com

January 4, 2015 Updates

Harrison Barnes: Sad to hear about Stuart Scott this morning. He is one of my favorite Tar Heels and a GREAT person #RIP Twitter @hbarnes

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December 16, 2014 Updates

Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham said he spoke to NBA officials and said the league is investigating two separate second-quarter incidents involving him in Sunday’s game against Golden State. Both Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green were struck in their face inadvertently by Cunningham on two separate plays. Barnes suffered a nasal fracture, a chipped tooth and had a mouth laceration that required stitches. He did not return after he left the game holding a towel to his mouth with 10:29 remaining in the second quarter. Green suffered a bloody nose after catching Cunningham’s elbow just before halftime. However, he returned to play in the second half to help spark the Warriors to a 128-122 overtime victory that extended their winning streak to 16 consecutive games. New Orleans Times-Picayune

December 15, 2014 Updates
December 14, 2014 Updates

Warriors forward Harrison Barnes sustained a laceration in his mouth against New Orleans, and his return to the game is questionable. Barnes held a towel over his mouth and headed to the locker room in the second quarter to get stitches after the Pelicans’ Dante Cunningham hit him in the face with an elbow. Contra Costa Times

November 26, 2014 Updates

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