DALLAS — Harrison Barnes watched the fourth quarter of the Dallas Mavericks‘ 99-93 win on the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday from the bench after Hearing that he Had Been being traded to the Sacramento Kings.
This trade’s official announcement came after the match, but the news of this agreement dropped early in the fourth quarter of the Mavs’ win. Barnes, who scored 10 points decided to stay on the seat and support his team mates.
Barnes’ agent, Jeff Schwartz, told ESPN’s Paul Pierce Barnes knew that something was in the works with Sacramento and that he and the Mavericks worked on a trade. The timing was agreed upon during the match, according to Schwartz, and Barnes wanted to play with.
“He’s a better man than me, without a doubt,” explained Dirk Nowitzki, the longtime head of this Mavs who frequently raved about Barnes’ character and work ethic. “Everybody else would have bounced. He’s just a dude. He has obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life, which is the sort of guy that he is.”
“So let me guess that this is cool reason that they had to do what is best for your franchise right??? ,” he wrote. “Traded this man while he had been literally playing at the match and had ZERO idea. I’m not knocking who exchanged him because it’s a business and you need to complete exactly what you feel what’s best but I simply need this story to start to get REAL/CHANGE and maybe never if a player wants to be exchanged or leaves a Franchise that he’s a selfish/ungrateful player but once they trade you, discharge, waive, cut etc etc it’s best for them! I’m ok with both frankly, am.
The post was liked by Anthony Davis, who is at the middle of trade talks for almost two weeks since he asked to be dealt with the Pelicans.
The Barnes deal came on the eve of their NBA trade deadline and also a week later Dallas’ blockbuster with all the New York Knicks to acquire Kristaps Porzingis. Rookie star Luka Doncic could be your only regular Mavs starter made following the 2 deals.
Barnes abandoned the American Airlines Center but did post Wednesday.
— Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) February 7, 2019
After the match, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle thanked Barnes infront of the team to”function as version professional and a excellent illustration.”
“I am going to miss him a great deal,” Carlisle said. “We will miss him a great deal, however I believe he is going to have a excellent situation where he is going, and we’re going to simply go forward from here”
Mavs owner Mark Cuban chose to Twitter to salute Barnes.
You’ve been first class on the courtroom and off. Your voice and activities from the area have made a huge big difference enticing you HB https://t.co/l3drTkJIgr
The Kings desire to earn a long-term drama to keep sources told ESPN.
Even the 26-year-old Barnes, who led the Mavs before scoring the last 2 seasons, is averaging 17.7 points per match this year but is shooting 41% from the area, the second-worst markers of his seven-year career.
“I don’t know too much about Harrison,” Kings centre Willie Cauley-Stein told reporters Wednesday night. “But only from [scouting], he is consistently about the gliding board. He’s a specialist, so I’m convinced he is going to match perfect”
After the deals, Sacramento will not have a player on its roster over the age of 30. Nemanja Bjelica is your earliest and doesn’t turn 3 1 until might.
The deal has significant financial consequences for Dallas, since it positions the Mavs to be competitive in free agency this summer, despite taking on the combined $31 million in salary owed next season to Tim Hardaway Jr.. And Courtney Lee in the Porzingis deal.
The Mavericks currently have 13.1 million InRoom touse at the trade deadline or upward until June 30. They project to have $30 million InRoom for 2019 20, and that number could increase to $40 million if Dwight Powell opts out of the contract.
The Kings will use their remaining $10.5 million of cap space to acquire Barnes. The cap hit for Sacramento is 24.8 million this season and $25.1 million to 2019 20. The Kings will have $21 million InRoom if Barnes opts $45.2 million if he declines his option.