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Warriors Not Looking To Move Barnes, But They Might

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The Harrison Barnes conundrum in Golden State is very real. The team likes Harrison quite a bit, but they are also realizing they are not where they want to be as a franchise and Barnes may be the chip they could cash that returns the most value. Returning real value is the key part.

Several teams have made passes at Golden State, but the asking price on a Barnes deal is fairly high and the kind of transaction it would take to obtain him from the Warriors is not easy to pull off.

If someone surfaces with a significant upgrade option, the Warriors are entertaining it. Ownership and management understand the pressure to win and win now and they are looking at everything possible.

It is unlikely that the Warriors move Barnes, so when you see his name kicked around, understand that Golden State is listening, but it would take a whopper of a deal to get them off the dime on Barnes.

Steve Kyler is the Editor and Publisher of Basketball Insiders and has covered the NBA and basketball for the last 17 seasons.

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