SACRAMENTO KINGS

Harrison Barnes ‘would be one of the guys to go’ if the Kings make a deal

Jan 23, 2024, 2:00 PM

Jalen Johnson #1 of the Atlanta Hawks passes the ball around Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento ...

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 22: Jalen Johnson #1 of the Atlanta Hawks passes the ball around Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings in the first half at Golden 1 Center on January 22, 2024 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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Chris Biderman of the Sacramento Bee and Candlestick Chronicles Podcast joined Stiles & Watkins to talk about the Sacramento Kings’ recent struggles and how the 49ers matchup against the Detroit Lions.

The Kings were able to get back in the win column on Monday on the back of Harrison Barnes scoring 32 points. While averaging only 11.1 points, his lowest since his final season with the Golden State Warriors, Biderman says Barnes’ value comes more from the intangibles.

“He’s a veteran. He’s older than a lot of the core guys,” Biderman said. “I wonder about his health. You saw him wearing the knee-sleeve and Malik Monk alluded to it and Mike Brown sort of talked about it too postgame that having days games off and getting a big Harrison Barnes performance doesn’t seem like a coincidence.”

But with a league-friendly contract, Biderman could see Barnes be moved before the NBA trade deadline if the Kings were to make a move.

“It feels like he would certainly be one of the guys to go if they were to make a deal,” Biderman said.

Additional topics discussed include:

  • Why the Kings 122-107 win over the Hawks did not feel like a blowout
  • De’Aaron Fox breaking a 16-day silence streak and looking off in recent games
  • Why did the 49ers struggle against the Jordan Love and the Packers?
  • The main worry when looking at the matchup between the Lions and 49ers
  • Can the 49ers be effective without Deebo Samuel at full strength?
  • Fun facts about Brock Purdy heading into the NFC Championship game

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