Harrison Barnes (DAL) “Black Falcon” ad

(USA TODAY Sports)
(USA TODAY Sports)

Profile:

DAL Small Forward: 6’8, 225 lbs; 6th year, UNC

NBA Role: versatile, two-way forward Star UnderDOG

Say what you want about World Champion & Olympic Gold Medalist Harrison Barnes – he’s accomplished more than a couple tings by the age of 25; the Black Falcon was a key component behind Golden State‘s near-mythical status – the latter part of Barnes’ Warriors’ tenure wasn’t great but he did his part* & provided important, two-way wing play; if Barnes ever embraces his true basketball self (hybrid, mismatch forward w/ microscopic passivity levels), DAL has a chance to surprise out West; has assimilated very quickly under Rick Carlisle – utilizes his size & shooting ability over smaller guys in the post, smacks threes & drops the hammer down after a full head of steam (got to the line at a higher clip in ’16-’17); ‘poster boy’ for the new wave of Mavs basketball? – DAL is shifting towards athletes, Barnes needs plenty of minutes getting out in transition w/ Nerlens Noel & Dwight Powell; is Harrison a role player or star in Dallas? – off to a confident start, can HB keep up his high level of play?

*inconsistencies aside, Barnes what is you’d label a true team player: not the type to openly complain about his role or play outside of himself if he’s struggling

Signature Shot: fadeaway J

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 79

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Couple DOG Facts:

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Career: 11.9 points/game, 4.7 rebounds/game, 45% FG

NBA All-Rookie First Team (2013)

NBA Champion (2015) LOB

Olympic Gold Medalist (2016)


More on the “Black Falcon”

“Featured Lights”

  • “Told Ya So” – Harrison Barnes: the Scorer  (via FreeDawkins; Apr. 2016):
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