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Harrison Barnes scored a game-high 25 points (9-19 FG, 3-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) and added eight rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and zero turnovers across 37 minutes in Tuesday's 112-106 win over the Pelicans.
The Kings were without De'Aaron Fox tonight, affording Barnes more shooting opportunities and he didn't disappoint. Barnes was the best player on the court in Tuesday's contest, notching a couple of personal highs while in the Bubble - knocking down three three-pointers, scoring 25 points on 19 shots attempted, and blocking two shots. Should Fox miss Thursday's contest, Barnes may have a similar role and could be worth a look as a cheap forward in DFS GPP and tournament play. The Kings face the Lakers in their last game of the season before hopping on a plane to head back to Sacramento.
Harrison Barnes scored 22 points (9-18 FG, 2-2 FT, 2-4 3PT) with six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and zero turnovers in a big 140-125 win over New Orleans.
Barnes took more than double the amount of shots he's taken in any other game thus far in the re-start. It was him, Bogdan Bogdanovich, and De'Aaron Fox shouldering the load on offense for the Kings in a big win over the Pelicans. Barnes is averaging just 10.9 field goal attempts on the season, and will likely put up fewer shots for the Kings moving forward. He's always been a highly capable scorer, but he has done much less of that this season, averaging just 14.5 points per game.
Harrison Barnes scored 10 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 FT, 1-2 3PT) with seven boards, one assist, two steals, and one turnover in 37 minutes Friday night.
Barnes took a backseat to De'Aaron Fox and Bogdan Bogdanovich in this one, taking just five shots while playing 37 minutes. While his scoring workload has taken a hit since coming over to Sacramento from Dallas in 2018, Barnes is still averaging 11 field goal attempts per game this season. Overall, he doesn't do a whole lot outside of some scoring and rebounding to offer enough of a ceiling when it comes to rostering him for DFS. We'd advise against rolling with Harrison Barnes in GPPs, but we understand if you want to utilize his safe floor in cash games.
According to Kings Insider James Ham, Harrison Barnes will not have a minutes restriction when the Kings face the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.
Kings center Richaun Holmes will also not be on a minutes restriction. Barnes cleared COVID protocol just six days ago, so he is still getting back into game shape and coming off the bench. With Marvin Bagley ruled out for the rest of the season, Barnes will likely earn more minutes at the PF position and could be a good value play in DFS, assuming he gets north of the 21 minutes he received in the Kings most recent scrimmage. As one of the veterans on the young Kings team vying for a playoff birth and injuries to the front-court, Barnes has a decent chance to improve upon his yearly averages of 14.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, on 46% shooting in 64 games this season.
Harrison Barnes has successfully cleared the coronavirus protocol and is headed to Orlando to rejoin his teammates. Coach Luke Walton announced the good news on Friday, "He finished his Sacramento protocol, so he is on a flight to Orlando now …we're happy to be getting him in here."
A stroke of good luck for the Kings as they appear to be having a difficult time getting in sync due to the negative impacts of the coronavirus and team injuries. Barnes is a vital piece to the team's first rotation; his versatility allows him to play both small forward and small-ball four. This season Barnes has averaged 34.9 minutes of playing time, 14.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 0.6 steals. Even though he doesn't have a high-ceiling, his manageable floor and price point keeps him in consideration as a capable value-play for DFS. He is also worth considering in all other fantasy formats as well, even though his acquisition, outside of deep-league play, may be more for depth potential instead of his starting potential for your roster.