Harrison Barnes

NBA Free Agency: The Tar Heel Round-Up

UPDATED on Friday, July 15, 2016   The sports world was brought to its knees on the fourth of July when former Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant announced his intentions to sign with the Golden State Warriors in free agency–adding yet another layer to what was already the NBA’s most talented team. Durant’s spotlight-stealing moment came just days after the Memphis Grizzlies re-signed point guard Mike Conley–a solid starter, albeit one that’s never made an All-Star Game–to the largest contract in NBA history (five years, $153 million). A dramatic increase in the league’s salary cap caused by the league’s new...

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Harrison Barnes Among 12 Named to U.S. Olympic Roster

Harrison Barnes will finally get a chance to play for Mike Krzyzewski after all. Monday morning it became official that the former UNC standout–who in 2010 chose the Tar Heels over Coach K’s Blue Devils via Skype–was selected to play for Team USA in this summer’s Olympics. Entering an offseason where he is set to earn his first big contract in free agency, Barnes will have plenty to prove in Rio de Janeiro after a subpar performance in this year’s NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors. Krzyzewski has led the U.S. to a 75-1 record since taking over...

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UNC Only School With A Starter on Both 1996 Bulls and 2016 Warriors

The Golden State Warriors set the record for the most regular season wins in a season in the history of the NBA Wednesday night.  The 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls previously held that record. Former North Carolina Tar Heel Harrison Barnes is a starter on this record-setting Warriors team.  Of course, the Bulls were led by another Tar Heel, Michael Jordan. The University of North Carolina is the only school with starters on both of these record setting teams. The Warriors’ win Wednesday night was their 73rd of the season.  They finished the regular season with a record of 73-9.  The...

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Harrison Barnes Shakes Kevin Martin in Warriors Win

Harrison Barnes score 21 points in the Golden State Warriors victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. Barnes’ two most impressive points came on a beautiful fake and shake of the Spurs’ Kevin Martin.  Nice, right? See more highlights of the game. Golden State won 112-101.  Stephen Curry led the Warriors with 27 points.  It was the team’s 70th win of the season.  If the Warriors win their final three contests of the regular season, they will break the record set by Michael Jordan’s 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls.  That team finished the regular season with a record of...

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The Rap On Roy

There’s an old story about Roy Williams from a coaches’ clinic just after he returned to UNC. Williams was speaking to a couple of hundred of his peers, and the subject was the Carolina fast break. “Our break is pretty simple,” Williams said. Then he went on to detail how it worked: Sean May gets the rebound and outlets to Raymond Felton, who blows up the court as fast as he can. Felton drives into the lane, and if the defense collapses on him he finds Rashad McCants open in the corner for a jumper. If the defense stays...

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