Mavericks trade F Barnes to Kings

UNC Alumni in NBA: Harrison Barnes, Justin Jackson part of Kings-Mavs trade

If you thought the Los Angeles Clippers trading Tobias Harris right after he had made a game winning shot (they did the same thing past year right after Blake Griffin had scored the game winner), was the peak of ruthless National Basketball Association business, then Dallas Mavericks might have just topped it.

"But I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE and not when a player wants to be traded or leaves a Franchise that he's a selfish/ungrateful player but when they trade you, release, waive, cut etc etc it's best for them! He's obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life, and that's the kind of guy that he is".

The Kings received forwards Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph from Dallas in exchange for Barnes, who is averaging 17.8 points this season. I'm OK with both honestly.

Barnes' agent, Jeff Schwartz, told ESPN's Paul Pierce that he and the Mavericks were working on a trade and Barnes knew that something was in the works with Sacramento.

As the Lakers struggle to facilitate a trade for wantaway New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis, James discussed the mid-game deal involving Barnes on Instagram.

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James also asked people to call a spade a spade.

"I will never forget how the incredible fans in this city held it down at AAC every game, win or lose".

"I am going to miss him an very bad lot", Carlisle said.

Randolph can still contribute as a relentless rebounder and capable scorer from the forward position, as he put up 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 2017-18, before sitting out this entire season.

As of Wednesday night, four former UNC players have now been traded before the deadline including Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock.

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