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With Kevin Durant joining the Warriors, forward Harrison Barnes is on his way to the Mavericks. The Dubs drafted Barnes seventh overall in the 2012 NBA Draft and he went onto help lead them to an NBA Championship in 2015, and played a huge role in their 73-win season in 2015-16.
With career averages of 10.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, Barnes earns himself a maximum deal of 4-years and $94 million from the Mavericks.
In order to sign Kevin Durant, the Warriors had to trade Andrew Bogut to the Mavs as well to help shed $11 million off their cap. Via ESPN:
The Dallas Mavericks will be adding a pair of Golden State Warriors — forward Harrison Barnes and center Andrew Bogut — in the wake of Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with the Warriors, according to league sources.
The Warriors and Mavs have agreed to a trade that will send Bogut to Dallas, according to league sources. The Mavs also reached a verbal agreement on a four-year, $94 million maximum deal with Barnes.
Sources told ESPN that the Warriors will renounce their rights to Barnes as a restricted free agent with Durant heading to Golden State, meaning there will be no three-day waiting period while his previous team ponders whether to match the offer.
The Warriors needed to shed Bogut’s $11 million salary to create cap space to sign Durant to a two-year, $54.3 million deal.