The name of Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes is drawing a lot of interest in latest NBA trade rumors. Barnes is all set to become a restricted free agent in near future and he will certainly get offers from many teams this summer.
Barnes will play in the 2016 NBA Finals. This summer, he is averaging 13.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per 36 minutes in the championship series according to Basketball-Reference. Barnes is quite efficient too as he is shooting 51.3 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from behind the arc versus the Cleveland Cavaliers.
If the Warriors win the championship, Golden State will definitely re-sign Barnes. The small forward will also like to stay at Golden State as he is familiar with other players and knows the coaching staff quite well.
At Golden State, Barnes has the best chance to win more championships with no signs of their 73-win machine declining any time soon. But nearly every NBA team will be able to offer money which will interest Barnes due to the rising cap, which cannot be ignored.
According to Sporting News: "The one possible scenario in which Barnes leaves, the source said, would be if he approached the Warriors front office with a request to be elsewhere. If Barnes determines he would like to have a chance to be a more featured part of an offense, the Warriors would likely honor that - especially if a sign-and-trade deal could be worked out."