What Will Harrison Barnes Be in Two Years?

By Isaac Harris
Mar 21, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) dunks in the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 21, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) dunks in the first quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) shoots the basketball against Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the third quarter in game one of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Trail Blazers 118-106. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
May 1, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) shoots the basketball against Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu (8) during the third quarter in game one of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Trail Blazers 118-106. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /

Isaac Harris: Borderline All-Star

Predicting what Barnes will be is nearly impossible since he played with three of the top 20 players last year, but I think Barnes will exceed expectations in Dallas.

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Statistically, I think Barnes will reach near all-star level but we all know it depends heavily on your team’s record. So a lot of it depends on what the team looks like next season and if they are battling in the Western Conference Playoffs. But it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Harrison Barnes is an all-star.

In two years, I think he will at least be at the Gordon Hayward/Chandler Parsons level of small forwards. Not in the elite category of small forwards, but in that second tier.

I don’t think Barnes will ever average in the mid-twenties in points, but I do think he can hover around the 18-20 mark. That, combined with his ability to rebound and defend multiple positions, should lead to him being a borderline all-star.

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