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Harrison Barnes named finalist for Joe Dumars NBA Sportsmanship Award

May 16, 2024, 1:43 PM

Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings looks on against the Orlando Magic during the first qua...

ORLANDO, FLORIDA - MARCH 23: Harrison Barnes #40 of the Sacramento Kings looks on against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter at Kia Center on March 23, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. 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 Rich Storry/Getty Images)

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Every year, the NBA recognizes players who exhibit exceptional respect and high character through their competitions with the NBA Sportsmanship Award. Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes is well-known as a good teammate and all-around person, both within the NBA and off the court, landing his name within consideration.

Named after a former Sacramento executive (and Hall of Fame player), the “Joe Dumars” NBA Sportsmanship Award finalists were Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Cleveland’s Jarrett Allen, Sacramento’s Harrison Barnes, Miami’s Kevin Love, Philadelphia’s Tyrese Maxey, and San Antonio’s Tre Jones.

Ultimately, Barnes finished fifth among the grouping, with Tyrese Maxey of the Sixers ultimately winning the award.

Barnes did receive the second most first-place votes but fell short. His personality has been highly regarded since joining the league, functioning as a key member of the NBA Player’s Association. Earning consideration for the Joe Dumars NBA Sportsmanship Award reconfirms that idea.

When is the next Sacramento Kings off-season date of interest?

The NBA Draft is now a two-night event.

Wednesday, June 26th, will act as the first night of the 2024 NBA Draft, where the Sacramento Kings will make their first-round selection (13th). The second round of the draft will be held on Thursday, June 27th, where the Kings will use its 45th overall pick.

Sacramento hasn’t had a first-round pick since 2022, when it selected Iowa product Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick.

Stay locked into Sactown Sports for all of your Kings draft coverage, including player profiles, reports regarding pre-draft workouts, draft night coverage, and much more.

NBA Offseason Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 26-Thursday, June 27th – 2024 NBA Draft
  • Sunday, June 30th – Free Agent negotiating window opens (3 PM PST)
  • Saturday, July 6th – Free Agents can officially sign contracts
  • July 12-22nd – Las Vegas Summer League
  • July 27-August 11th – 2024 Olympic Games
  • Friday, September 27th – NBA training camps begin

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