This Kings-Mavericks Trade Is Centered Around Harrison Barnes

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Do you remember what you were doing 15 years ago? Probably not, but Kings fans definitely remember their team 15 years ago because it was the time they were in the NBA playoffs! 

Hitting “rock-bottom” as a franchise multiple times over the last decade-and-a-half, the Sacramento Kings have not seen any success as a franchise since 2006, the last time they were in the playoffs. 

Looking to end the longest active playoff drought in the NBA, the Kings currently find themselves 18-28, just a game or two back from being in the play-in tournament picture, but Sacramento is going to be very active at the trade deadline. 

They could absolutely look to add some talent ahead of the NBA trade deadline, but the Kings have been mentioned as a team on multiple occasions that will look to trade some unwanted salaries away. Their pursuit of 76ers’ All-Star Ben Simmons remains relevant, but it is likely that players such as Buddy Hield and Harrison Barnes could be on the move. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Harrison Barnes Potential Trade Target For Chicago Bulls

Harrison Barnes came to the Kings during the 2018-19 season as part of a trade with the Dallas Mavericks and the veteran forward has been a key contributor for Sacramento. In 199 career games with the Kings, Barnes has averaged 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and has shot 46.9% from the floor, 39.7% from three-point range. 

Averaging 16.2 points per game and shooting 41.9% from deep this season, Harrison Barnes is a very intriguing trade target to keep an eye on over the next few weeks. 

Maybe there will not be much interest in the 29-year-old forward, especially since he’s owed $38.6M through next season, but the Dallas Mavericks could definitely find some interest in bringing Barnes back. 

LATEST NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Harrison Barnes Potential Trade Target For Chicago Bulls

Outside of Luka Doncic, the Mavericks really do not have any reliable scorers and they especially are lacking talent on the wing. Tim Hardaway Jr. has not lived up to the expectations of someone making $20M this season and given how well Barnes has shot from three-point range, he could be a catalyst to help Dallas get back on-track offensively. 

They traded him away during the 2018-19 season, but could the Dallas Mavericks actually look to bring Harrison Barnes back in a three-team trade with the Sacramento Kings and Oklahoma City Thunder?

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.