SF Rank – #9
Position – 6′ 8″, 225 lbs | Golden State Warriors
Born – May 30, 1992 in Ames, IA
Drafted – 2012: 1st Rnd, 7th by GS
College – North Carolina
Experience – 3 years
Sports Unbiased Staff G.F.R. Analysis
Jr. Williams – Underrated defender and superior when It comes to finishing above the rim, Harrison Barnes has an all-around excellent game that has been foreshadowed by the hot shooting of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, yet Barnes still finds a way to contribute in all facets of the game. Make no mistake about it, Barnes would be a star on any other team, and although he helped to win a title in Golden State, don’t be surprised if he becomes a first or second option on a team looking for a great player who can do it all. With limited touches last season (8 fga per game) he averaged 10 ppg and shot an impressive .482 fg percentage and .405 from the three-point line. His contract is set to expire in 2017, which means the Warriors are on the hot seat in deciding how to keep him on the roster.
Keith Rivas – Barnes is a young star that will face the crux of his career next season. The question of whether or not he’ll be okay playing second fiddle to Steph Curry & Co. or try and make his own name like James Harden will be answered come season finale.
Ben Buchanan – Barnes — still only 23, played a large role with the 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors last season. He brings consistent defense, energy, and is a all around smart player. Barnes will continue to grow as a player and he’s one of the best small forwards when it comes to playing “small-ball.” Next season, I’m expecting Barnes to continue to grow and progress as a player. If he could turn his 10 PPG to 13 PPG I consider it a success.