Harrison Barnes spent last season growing into a starting role while receiving very little acclaim. Fortunately, that may be starting to change.
The piece notes that Barnes really started to show his potential as a stretch four last season, but questions his capacity for improvement and ability to carry the team.
It’s nice to see Barnes starting to gain a little more notoriety around the NBA. But while I’m happy to see him crack this top-50 list, the fact that SLAM Magazine also included Dion Waiters (No. 50) and Lonzo Ball (No. 45) takes away some of its significance for me. How can you put Ball, a rookie point guard who hasn’t played one real NBA minute yet, ahead of a young veteran like Barnes, who averaged nearly 20 points per game last season?
Regardless, I think it’s safe to say that we’re all excited to see what Barnes can do this season as he looks to build on what was a career year last season.
Here’s the link to SLAM Magazine’s full piece on Barnes at No. 47, if you’d like to read more of what they had to say.