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Harrison Barnes
Harrison Barnes
Position: F
Born: 05/30/92
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $24,147,727
NBA players and staff are normal people, just like everyone else. The bubble concept is a way for the league to survive and save at least some of the revenue stream that has all but disappeared due to the coronavirus pandemic. But the league is asking its players to walk away from their families for an extended period of time. “There’s no way around the fact that this is a sacrifice,” Harrison Barnes said. “Whether you’re being away from your family, whether you’re not going to be able to see your parents, your siblings, whatever it may be. And not having an end date too, definitely adds an extra bit of focus to you, that if you’re going to be away from your family for this long, you want to make it work, you want to make it something that you’re completely locked in and focused on and giving your all to, or else it’s a waste of time.”
Now, with the NBA nearing a return-to-play plan, the question becomes: Will the Kings get a chance to compete for that final playoff spot or will the league move forward with the current 16 playoff teams? “For us, we’re kind of in a tough situation because we’re on the fringe,” Kings forward Harrison Barnes told Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck on the “Full 48” podcast. “So in all these scenarios that are coming about, we’re kind of that unique case where ‘Well, do they get the play-in tournament? Do they get the five games? Since they’re three games out, do they just go with playoff teams?’ So you just try to stay in shape, stay ready, but you know whatever decision comes about, it’s going to be made with everybody in mind, but not everyone’s going to be able to be comfortable with that solution. Someone’s going to get the short end of that stick, and we hope to have the opportunity to play.”
Now, with the NBA nearing a return-to-play plan, the question becomes: Will the Kings get a chance to compete for that final playoff spot or will the league move forward with the current 16 playoff teams? “For us, we’re kind of in a tough situation because we’re on the fringe,” Kings forward Harrison Barnes told Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck on the “Full 48” podcast. “So in all these scenarios that are coming about, we’re kind of that unique case where ‘Well, do they get the play-in tournament? Do they get the five games? Since they’re three games out, do they just go with playoff teams?’ So you just try to stay in shape, stay ready, but you know whatever decision comes about, it’s going to be made with everybody in mind, but not everyone’s going to be able to be comfortable with that solution. Someone’s going to get the short end of that stick, and we hope to have the opportunity to play.”
Lillard got a boost from Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes on Friday, with the veteran NBA champion backing up the Blazers star on Bleacher Report’s Howard Beck’s podcast “Full 48” (via SB Nation’s Sactown Royalty): “I think Dame is right. If you come back and play, you want to be playing for something.” “There’s no other simulation that we can get for games. This group, where we’re at, we need to play, we need to play together, and playing for something is important.”
The Sacramento Kings forward confirmed to KCCI Sports Director Scott Reister that he and his wife, Brittany Barnes, will contribute $195,000 for gym renovations in the new high school. Barnes said Ames means a lot to him and the school district helped him achieve his dreams. “With the opportunity for my wife and I to give back a contribution to the school (and) keep it a top-notch place for kids not only to go to school, but to enjoy their athletic experience, is important to us,” he said.
Barnes said Ames means a lot to him and the school district helped him achieve his dreams. “With the opportunity for my wife and I to give back a contribution to the school (and) keep it a top-notch place for kids not only to go to school, but to enjoy their athletic experience, is important to us,” he said. The Ames Community School District said upgrades to the high school’s gym include a video board, upgraded scoreboard, floor-mounted NBA baskets, upgraded lights and additional student beachers.
The expenses are detailed in a state contract The Bee obtained after filing a request under the California Public Records Act with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Office of Emergency Services. The contract — signed quietly and without public announcement — now raises questions about the expenditure of taxpayer money to enrich an NBA franchise that paid its top player Harrison Barnes $24.1 million in 2019. The Kings are owned by a wealthy group of investors that includes Ranadivé, a software multi-millionaire.
With the NBA season at a standstill, agencies quickly switched gears and focused attention on entering clients in gaming competitions. “We worked closely with the NBPA to enter our guys into the NBA 2K Players Tournament,” Excel Sports Management’s Davis said. Four of the agency’s clients — DeMarcus Cousins, Andre Drummond, Hassan Whiteside and Harrison Barnes — competed. “The reason why a lot of these guys were really inclined is it was a way to connect with fans and they are into playing the game.”
Two weeks ago Harrison Barnes jumped in with three of his teammates to provide over 1,250 meals to those in need while aiding local Sacramento restaurants. The Kings’ starting small forward is at it again on Monday. Harrison and Brittany Barnes have pledged $40,000 to purchase groceries for vulnerable families and seniors in the area. “Food accessibility is a health crisis that has always affected underserved communities,” Harrison said via press release of his and his wife’s effort. “This pandemic has really magnified the issue – so we knew this was an area we wanted to focus our efforts.”
Two weeks ago Harrison Barnes jumped in with three of his teammates to provide over 1,250 meals to those in need while aiding local Sacramento restaurants. The Kings’ starting small forward is at it again on Monday. Harrison and Brittany Barnes have pledged $40,000 to purchase groceries for vulnerable families and seniors in the area. “Food accessibility is a health crisis that has always affected underserved communities,” Harrison said via press release of his and his wife’s effort. “This pandemic has really magnified the issue – so we knew this was an area we wanted to focus our efforts.”
Joseph is contributing to two causes, one of which is helping to provide meals for victims of domestic violence, along with their children, and sex trafficking. He is donating 250 meals from the Arden Fair Chick-fil-A in partnership with the nonprofit WEAVE. “After talking to Harrison Barnes, he was telling me what he was trying to do to help, so we were brainstorming, and it just felt like the right thing to do and join my teammates — Bogi (Bogdan Bogdanovic), De’Aaron (Fox), Harrison and Richaun (Holmes) — in trying to donate the meals,” Joseph told The Athletic. “And joining Chick-fil-A to donate to families that have been victimized by domestic violence and sex trafficking of children as well to help out in communities where it’s much needed. To partner with WEAVE and do that is just amazing.”
Storyline: Coronavirus
That tournament kicked off with four games Friday. Four of the 16 participants moved on, and the results were as follows: No. 16 Derrick Jones Jr. 78, No. 1 Kevin Durant 62. No. 10 DeAndre Ayton 57, No. 7 Zach LaVine 41. No. 2 Trae Young 101, No. 15 Harrison Barnes 59. No. 14 Patrick Beverley 84, No. 3 Hassan Whiteside 54. With one day of games in the books, here are our biggest takeaways from the NBA’s attempt to provide fans with some sort of live content while actual games remain on hiatus.
Storyline: NBA 2K League
Kevin Durant, the top seed in the tournament, was upset by No. 16 seed Derrick Jones Jr. Their matchup was the kickoff and marquee showdown broadcast on ESPN, a partnership with the league and NBA 2K — the popular basketball video game — occupying the space that prior to the coronavirus pandemic and suspension of the NBA season would be showing Friday night contests. Seeding for the 16-player, two-week tournament was based on players’ NBA 2K rating. If players’ ratings were the same, the higher seed was given to the player with the longer NBA tenure. That left Jones, 23, with the No. 16 seed, tied with Harrison Barnes for a 78 rating. But, playing as the Milwaukee Bucks, he took control of the contest with Durant (owner of a 96 rating, even though he has not played a game this season as he recovers from an Achilles injury), who was playing as the Los Angeles Clippers. “I scored at will, but I couldn’t stop nothing,” Durant said after his 78-62 loss to the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest champion.
USA Basketball announced the preliminary roster for the 2020 Olympics which consists of 44 names. The list is as follows: Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat); LaMarcus Aldridge (San Antonio Spurs); Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns); Malcolm Brogdon (Indiana Pacers); Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics); Jimmy Butler (Miami Heat); Mike Conley (Utah Jazz); Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Anthony Davis (Los Angeles Lakers); DeMar DeRozan (San Antonio Spurs); Andre Drummond (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets); Paul George (L.A. Clippers); Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors); James Harden (Houston Rockets); Montrezl Harrell (L.A. Clippers); Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets); Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers); Gordon Hayward (Boston Celtics); Dwight Howard (Los Angeles Lakers); Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans); Kyrie Irving (Brooklyn Nets); LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers); Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers); (cont.).
How he fell — or was tripped by James — depends on which locker room you were in, obviously. “I think we know what’s going on,” Barnes said. “But for us, it’s moving past this, getting better, and that’s all I’ll say about that.” Kings coach Luke Walton was much more diplomatic in discussing the final play. “We ran a play, we had a chance, we didn’t make it,” Walton said. “All we try to focus on as a team is what we can control and what we can control is execution, knocking down shots, making the extra pass.
But the Grizzlies have yet to show interest in that deal and whether the Mavs would revisit the offer is a question. Sources indicate that the Mavs’ intent as the season progresses is to hunt for a piece with the trade exception they hold from the Harrison Barnes deal, worth $11.7 million. The Mavs can take on a player with a contract less than that value without giving up anything in return.
“Communication defensively (is the biggest problem),” Kings small forward Harrison Barnes, who signed a four-year, $85 million deal in the summer, told The Athletic. “There’s just a lot of times where indecisive, or making calls late – whether it’s pick and roll coverage, help defense, pulling over, it’s just little things where we should be doing them, or we’re communicating late or we’re communicating the wrong thing. Things like that, it’s just being sharper with those and I think that’s the easy, addressable thing, you know what I’m saying? You can talk about it in practice, you can watch tape, but we as players have to hold each other accountable and take ownership of the fact that we’re not doing that at a high level right now.”
Jefferson’s story is especially heartbreaking for Barnes as he considered himself a member of the Texas community after playing with the Mavericks for three seasons. “It was a tragic situation that happened. No one should be killed during a wellness check,” Barnes said, adding that he hopes his contribution will help alleviate some of the stress Jefferson’s tragic death has brought on her family.
Among the players, the Kings’ Harrison Barnes is among the few who have been to India before. Barnes, an NBA champion with the Warriors in 2015, visited India earlier, travelling to Mumbai, visiting the academy in Delhi and seeing the Taj Mahal. He said playing in front of the kids would mean a lot to him. “Just to see those kids, the excitement they have in seeing NBA players up close and personal, it’s a big moment. I think you have to take a step back and appreciate all the places basketball has taken us, what the game has done for so many people.” The Pacers’ Doug McDermott plans to capitalize on the Barnes’ experience of the country. “I want to see the buildings, the architecture and get some authentic Indian food. I’m going to try and sneak away Harrison from the Kings for some time so we can go and explore the city a little.”
It doesn’t get much better than Drake’s luxury plane. “Vivek’s first class,” said Kings forward Harrison Barnes. “He’s first class, him and Vlade, they always want the best. They were able to make sure we get over there in good fashion.” The players and coaches were happy to talk about the new flight accommodations. The Kings will have plenty of time for sleep and leisure time, but there will also be film study and teaching as Walton’s schemes. Comfort, however, is a priority, for such a long flight and the Kings found a plane everyone is excited about. “They wanted to get the best available option and they nailed it,” Walton said. “I haven’t been on the plane but I’ve seen it. I made sure we saved some of those seats for some of the coaching staff, not just the players.”