Harrison Barnes Traded To The Sacramento Kings Mid-Game
- Author: Stacy Allen Feb 08, 2019,
Feb 08, 2019, 0:58
National Basketball Association veteran Harrison Barnes reportedly knew he was on the verge of being traded - but judging by his on-camera reaction, he didn't expect it the deal to go through in the middle of a game. Barnes had 10 points in the game.
Cameras caught Barnes, 26, sitting on the bench in the fourth quarter Wednesday, and his surprised reaction was widely shared on social media. "When a player gets traded, it's they was doing what's best for the franchise". It was a weird scene though seeing a player get traded in the middle of the game, watching his former teammates on the Mavs sideline minutes after finding out he was now a member of a different franchise.
Harrison Barnes was traded midgame from the Dallas Mavericks to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph. Brewer claimed that James has been "transparently conniving" in possibly encouraging Anthony Davis to demand a trade from the Pelicans that ideally, at least for the New Orleans star and James himself, would result in him in them joining forces in Los Angeles.
"I'm ok with both honestly, truly am", James wrote in the post.
"Everyone is aware that there was a trade, or is a trade in the works, involving Harrison", Carlisle said.
"I'm obviously disappointed for my guy", Dirk Nowitzki said. The Kings, who were just one game back of the No. 8 seed in the West entering Wednesday, haven't made the playoffs since 2006, and Divac is going for it within Sacramento's means. "I am going to miss him an bad lot".
After the game, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle thanked Barnes in front of the team for "being the model professional and a great example".