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Kerr: I’m Happy for Barnes’ Role, Opportunity in Dallas

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(Mavericks forward Harrison) Barnes’ team-high 20.3 points per game are 8.6 more than he averaged a year ago. With Nowitzki limited to only eight of a possible 33 games so far, Barnes is averaging career-bests in scoring, rebounds (5.6) and minutes (36.4). The newcomer shooting 46.3 percent from the field and a career-best 87.3 percent from the foul line is hardly the reason the Mavericks own the league’s worst offense.

“You knew he was going to put everything into it,” (Warriors head coach Steve) Kerr said of Barnes, who had 25 points and eight rebounds in Dallas’ Nov. 9 loss to the Warriors. “I’m really happy for him. He’s doing so well. It’s a different role for him, and it’s one that he was hoping for that he wasn’t going to get here. I’m glad he’s getting it in Dallas.”

Source: Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle

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Sources: Dante Cunningham, Pelicans Agree to Deal

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Free agent forward Dante Cunningham has agreed on a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources tell The Vertical.

Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical on Twitter

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Magic Johnson Subpoenaed to Testify in Green Lawsuit

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Magic Johnson has been subpoenaed as a witness in a civil lawsuit accusing Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green of assault, according to court documents obtained by the Detroit Free Press.

Johnson, the Los Angeles Lakers’ president of basketball operations, and Green both played basketball for Michigan State, and the plaintiff played football at MSU.

Source: ESPN

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Patrick Patterson ‘Hopes’ to be Ready for Training Camp

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Patrick Patterson (knee) on if he’ll be ready for training camp: “I hope so. I would love to be out there on the court with my teammates”.

Source: Fred Katz of the Norman Transcript on Twitter

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