Harrison Barnes signs with the Golden State Warriors for 3 years and $ 22,116,750.
Harrison Barnes decides to opt for free-agency.
The Golden State Warriors extend the qualifying offer to Harrison Barnes.
The Golden State Warriors send Reggie Bullock and Clint Capela to the LA Clippers. The LA Clippers send Harrison Barnes to the Golden State Warriors. The Golden State Warriors send a 1st-Rounder (GS) to the LA Clippers.
LA exercises its team-option for Harrison Barnes.
The LA Clippers send David Lee and Mike Conley to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Minnesota Timberwolves send Raymond Felton, Brandon Bass, Harrison Barnes and Dario Saric to the LA Clippers.
The LA Clippers trade -6 GM points.The Minnesota Timberwolves receive 6 GM points.
The Chicago Bulls send Jameer Nelson, Ian Mahinmi, Harrison Barnes and Anthony Bennett to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Minnesota Timberwolves send Rudy Gay, Jimmer Fredette and Allen Crabbe to the Chicago Bulls.
Chicago exercises its team-option for Harrison Barnes.
The Chicago Bulls sign draft-pick Harrison Barnes for 2798040 and 2 years.
+ Über-talented forward who tends to drift in and out of the offense
+ Played extended minutes as a rookie but did not rate well by advanced metrics
+ Shined in the playoffs as a stretch four. Possible future position?
It's easy to fall in love with Barnes when you watch him play. Between his solid frame, his occasionally breathtaking athleticism and his ability to shoot the basketball, Barnes has all the tools -- plus basketball IQ. There's no question why Barnes was considered the nation's best prospect entering North Carolina, or a surefire top-10 pick even after two underwhelming college campaigns. At times during his rookie season, Barnes made good on that potential. All too often, however, his box score is conspicuously empty outside of the scoring column.
A starter from day one, Barnes never looked out of place or overmatched as a rookie. At the same time, the starting role was problematic because it allowed Barnes to drift to the perimeter and become a bystander on offense for extended periods, interrupted by highlight-reel dunks.
Coming off the bench might be ideal for Barnes, who will be a go-to scorer for the Bulls' second unit and must also remember to pay attention to the glass.