Dallas Mavs Traded Harrison Barnes To Sacramento Kings Mid-Game

Heather Diaz
February 10, 2019

Since the Dallas Mavericks were in the middle of a game against the Charlotte Hornets when the trade with the Sacramento Kings was announced, Barnes awkwardly was forced to sit in basketball purgatory for the rest of the game: warming the bench for a team he was no longer a part of.but that he was still technically a member of.

After seeing what he is capable of already, the Mavs decided it was time to make yet another splash before the trade deadline.

Interestingly, his post was liked by Anthony Davis, who shares an agent with LeBron and who last week asked the New Orleans Pelicans to trade him.

"But I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE and not when a player wants to be traded or leaves a Franchise (then) he's a selfish/ungrateful player but when they trade you, release, waive, cut etc etc it's best for them!" I'm ok with both honestly, truly am. Based on Barnes' play so far this year, there are a lot of players that could fit next to those two guys a lot better than HB can.

That is what took place in Dallas tonight, as Barnes had to be pulled mid-game versus Charlotte.

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The decision surprised Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki.

Two people with knowledge of the deal said the Mavericks sent Barnes to the Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson.

"Everybody else would have bounced". He has appeared in 11 games for the Swarm, averaging 21.2 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 32.3 minutes per game. He's just a genuinely good dude and he's obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life.

Along with that, if Dallas wants any ounce of flexibility for free agency this summer, it will have to come with a Barnes and/or Dwight Powell move to clear up over $35 million in cap space.

Hornets: G Tony Parker was out with a back strain in what would have been his first appearance in Dallas since leaving San Antonio after 17 seasons with the rival Spurs.

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