While most brightsiders are in the mindset for trading for the likes of Kevin Love, Greg Monroe, and Gordon Hayward all big name players. I have my interests set on another young potential star. His name is Harrison Barnes. for those who don't know Harrison Barnes is a second year player on the Golden State Warriors. In his rookie season he played 81 games in which he started all of them he averaged 9 points 4 rebounds and 1 assist. His play was average during the regular season of last year. He then has his breakout stretch of games during the playoffs where he averaged 16 points 6.5 rebounds and 1 assist. Many people were considering him as a large piece in Golden States bright future. Until, this last offseason. The warriors went out and signed small forward Mr. Do it all Andre Iguodala. This pushed the so called future harrison barnes to the bench. Unlike what you might see from many players going from starting role to the bench he took it like a champ. In the 2012-2013 season Harrison Barnes averaged 26 minutes a game. This year although coming off the bench he averages 32 minutes note this stat will for sure lower from 32 due to the fact that Iggy is healthy now and he is back on the bench. He can run the floor is very athletic and can play small ball 4 like he did in the playoffs. He is also a 40% shooter from downtown and can play pretty good defense. I see him becoming an 18-6-5 type of player and a possible all-star
Now you may be asking what will it take to acquire Harrison Barnes? Well, this is where it becomes tough. I have put together a trade that could be used to acquire the young ex-tarheel.
http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=mu6a3yc This trade would require us to give first round picks to the warriors. I think that they would benefit greatly from this by getting a fantastic defender in Tucker and a lights out shooter with Gerald Green. The Suns should also give Golden State the Timberwolves and Pacers pick. This also frees up time for Archie Goodwin but this trade will result in losing fan favorites in Green and Tucker but we learned that losing a fan favorite isn't all that bad (Dudley for Bledsoe)
This is a short highlight clip of his offense, he likes attacking of the dribble and getting to the rim if he can't do that he will pull up for a nice jumpshot.
Harrison Barnes Offense Highlights 2012/2013 (via NBAClutchTime)
Barnes could help us make the playoff push while not hurting our future!