Harrison Barnes SF GSW 2 months ago

Barnes averaged 10.1 points (48% FG, 41% 3Pt, 72% FT), 1.1 three-pointers, 1.4 assists, 5.5 rebounds, and 0.7 steals in 28 minutes per game for 82 regular season games in 2014-15.

Barnes started the entire season for the Warriors as Andre Iguodala came off the bench. He was one of the many valuable players for a Warriors team that won its first NBA championship since 1975. From a fantasy perspective, Barnes finished as the 95th ranked player in eight-category leagues. The Warriors have almost all of their championship-team returning for next season, so expect the small forward to have a similar role in 2015-16. He'll be worth a mid-to-late round pick in standard leagues.

Harrison Barnes SF GSW 3 months ago

Barnes bounced back from a scoreless Game 3 to record 14 points (4-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, two blocks, and one assist in 33 minutes on Thursday in the Warriors' 103-82 Game 4 win.

Barnes shifted up to power forward when coach Steven Kerr replaced Andrew Bogut with Andre Iguodala in the starting lineup. The move provided offense spacing, open perimeter looks for Barnes, and more defensive rebound opportunities when guarding the Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson.

Harrison Barnes SF GSW 3 months ago

Barnes was held scoreless (0-8 FG, 0-1 3Pt) for the second time this postseason during the Warriors' Game 3 loss on Tuesday. He managed to pull down three rebounds in 19 minutes.

Barnes played a total of three seconds in the fourth quarter, yielding playing time to David Lee. The last time Barnes threw up a goose egg, he responded the next game with 14 points during the Western Conference Finals.

Harrison Barnes SF GSW 3 months ago

Barnes failed to register a single point Saturday (0-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt), but did add six rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes in the Game 3 destruction of the Rockets.

Barnes is averaging 11.0 points and 4.8 rebounds throughout the postseason, but has now failed to register double-digits in the last two games. While relatively consistent, it's been a while since we've seen an explosion, and his ceiling is relatively low.

Harrison Barnes SF GSW 4 months ago

Barnes scored 16 points (7-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with six rebounds and one assist in 41 minutes Saturday as the Warriors fell behind 2-1 to the Grizzlies.

The 16 points was a playoff-high for Barnes and has now scored in double-digits in three straight games, but his ceiling is fairly low for fantasy purposes as the at best, the fourth option on his team.

Harrison Barnes SF GSW 4 months ago

Barnes posted 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two blocks over 37 minutes in Game 3 against the Pelicans on Thursday.

Barnes is certainly not one of the premiere offensive weapons on the Warriors but he still managed to accrue an impressive, and well-rounded, box score despite his stature on the team. He should continue to see large amounts of playing time moving forward in the playoffs as he slots into the starting small forward slot head of veteran Andre Iguodala.

Harrison Barnes SF GSW 5 months ago

Barnes scored 13 points (5-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with 10 rebounds, three assists and four steals in 28 minutes Saturday.

While Barnes has played and started in every game this season, Saturday's effort was only his fourth double-double and the four steals were a season-high. Despite his consistent role, Barnes is not a great fantasy option, but in fantasy championships, if you are trying to maximise games, he should be solid, provided you don't have high expectations.

Harrison Barnes SF GSW 5 months ago

Barnes scored just four points on 2-of-8 shooting in Thursday night's win over Phoenix, but his runner with four-tenths of a second remaining was the game-winning score. It was the first game-winner of his career.

Barnes and his teammates will enjoy his role in the win, but fantasy owners are growing weary of the third-year pro's inconsistency. Some nights he's aggressive; some nights he's not. Barnes has made just 2-of-15 shots (0-for-6 3Pt) for five points in the previous two games.

Harrison Barnes SF GSW 5 months ago

Barnes scored seven points on 2-of-7 shooting to go along with seven rebounds, two assists and three steals in Monday night's win over the Wizards.

For a three-game stretch, when the Warriors were without Klay Thompson due to an ankle injury, we saw an aggressive Barnes who averaged 12 shots per game. When Thompson returned Monday, Barnes was back to a less aggressive posture. That's been a pattern throughout his career.

Harrison Barnes SF GSW 5 months ago

Barnes posted 22 points, one rebound, and one steal in 20 minutes of action Friday against the Pelicans.

Barnes is coming off a season-best 25 points Wednesday, and it appears he's in the midst of a hot streak. It is likely going to be short-lived, however, so owners will have to keep their expectations in check when he returns to his standard production.