Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Harrison Barnes, Justin Jackson part of Kings-Mavs trade

Harrison Barnes, Justin Jackson part of Kings-Mavs trade

The Dallas Mavericks traded Harrison Barnes to the Sacramento Kings in the middle of their game against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night, but it appears Barnes was aware of that possibility beforehand.

"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 that he's a selfish/ungrateful player but when they trade you, release, waive, cut etc etc it's best for them!"

For the Mavs this deal gets them out of the final year of Barnes contract (player option, but Barnes is not turning down $25 million option, in THIS 2019 FA market), potentially opening up one spot for a near max player to pair with the rising duo of Doncic and Porzingis.

Those conversations have followed the 34-year-old throughout his career, from signing with the Miami Heat as a free agent in 2010 to his perceived role orchestrating fellow Klutch Sports client Anthony Davis' recent trade request to the Lakers.

Barnes was traded for Kings forwards Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. I'm OK with both honestly. The Marion, Indiana native went on to earn All-NBA Third Team honors in 2010-11 after posting at least 20 points per game in three consecutive seasons.

James also asked people to call a spade a spade. "I am going to miss him an bad lot". The Lakers have reportedly been trying to acquire him before Thursday's deadline. "We'll miss him an very bad lot, but I believe he's going to have a great situation where he's going, and we'll just go forward from here". He's tallying 26.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his first season in Los Angeles.

The trade deadline has, somehow, still not passed.

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