Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Barnes chose to play despite knowing about potential trade

Barnes chose to play despite knowing about potential trade

Pierce provides some insight into why Barnes potentially chose to play vs. the Charlotte Hornets amidst trade rumors while Windhorst explains why the trade deadline has become so fast-paced in recent years.

A seven-year National Basketball Association veteran, member of the 2015 Golden State Warriors championship team and 2016 Gold Medalist in the Rio Olympics as part of Team USA, Barnes has accrued career averages of 13.5 points (.446 FG%,.371 3pt%,.795 FT%), 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 30.6 minutes per contest through 512 games (450 starts) with Golden State (2012-13 - 2015-16) and Dallas (2016-17 - 2018-19). "I'm not knocking who traded him because it's a business and you have to do what you feel what's best [sic] but I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE".

"I'm ok with both honestly, truly am", James wrote in the post.

LeBron James called out what he sees as a double standard in a lengthy Instagram post Wednesday night.

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Apparently, Cuban believes he's learned from that infamous decision, judging from what he told The New York Times' Marc Stein . Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN is reporting that the Pelicans rejected a Knicks offer centered around Kristaps Porzingis .

Wojnarowski added the Kings made the trade with an eye toward keeping Barnes long-term.

The Kings received forwards Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph from Dallas in exchange for Barnes, who is averaging 17.8 points this season.

Despite the Mavericks' treatment of the whole situation, Dallas living legend Dirk Nowitzki only had the best words for his traded teammate.

"I had a chance to speak to him before everyone got in the locker room [after the game] and thanked him for over two-and-a-half great years of being a model pro and being one of the most improved players in the game". "But just from [scouting], he's always on the scouting board". Nemanja Bjelica is the oldest and doesn't turn 31 until May. The small forward has an 8 percent trade bonus in his contract valued at $686,443 (as of Thursday).

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