No announcement yet.

Mavericks Trade Harrison Barnes To Kings

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Mavericks Trade Harrison Barnes To Kings

    Mavs' in-game trade of Harrison Barnes to Kings draws response from LeBron James

    DALLAS -- Harrison Barnes watched the fourth quarter of the Mavericks' 99-93 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday from the bench after learning that he was being traded to the Sacramento Kings.

    The Kings sent second-year forward Justin Jackson and veteran forward/center Zach Randolph to the Mavs for Barnes.

    The official announcement of the trade came after the game, but news of the agreement broke early in the fourth quarter of the Mavs' win. Barnes, who scored 10 points through the third quarter, chose to remain on the bench and support his soon-to-be-former teammates.

    The Kings want to make a long-term play to keep Barnes, who has a player option on his $25 million deal for the 2019-20 season, sources told ESPN.

    The 26-year-old Barnes, who led the Mavs in scoring the previous two seasons, is averaging 17.7 points per game this season but is shooting 40.4 percent from the field, the second-worst mark of his seven-year career. He will join a Sacramento team (28-26) on the cusp of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

    The Kings will use their remaining $10.5 million of cap space to acquire Barnes. The small forward has an 8 percent trade bonus in his contract valued at $686,443 (as of Thursday). The cap hit for Sacramento is $24.8 million this season and $25.1 million for 2019-20. The Kings will have $21 million in room if Barnes opts in or $45.2 million if he declines his option.