Dallas Mavericks Player of the Week
For each week, we will discuss the Mavericks player of the week honors. This will be judged off only 2 or 3 games, depending on how many games the Mavericks play in that span.
This week, player of the week honors go to Harrison Barnes. Barnes had two good outings to start his Mavericks career, including a buzzer beater to send the game to overtime and a career high in the points column.
Deron Williams comes in second place for this award, but Barnes ran away with it. He started off relatively slow in game 1, but he certainly picked it up. Dirk Nowitzki dumped it off to him to hit a 3 with a little under 2 seconds left to tie the game.
In game 2, Harrison Barnes poured in his career high points in a game, 31. He showed he can be very effective from the mid range, and overpower certain defenders. This is a great sign for Dallas.
Barnes also grabbed a good amount of rebounds, 9 in game 1 and 5 in game 2. That is another good sing considering rebounding from your small forward position is always a boost.
The first 2 games have not went well for the Mavericks, as they’ve lost both. But, Harrison Barnes is only 24 years old. He looked great in his featured role. He certainly deserves player of the week honors.
Coming into the season, the play of Barnes in a featured role was the biggest question for Dallas. He sure gave all the fans a reason for hope by his performance in his first two games. It remains to be seen if he can keep it up.
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This will probably not be the only player of the week honor handed to Barnes, as he continues to improve. The only thing that needs to come with his play is wins. Hopefully that begins to happen sooner rather than later.