Harrison Barnes Fine With Potential Bench Role

by September 11, 2013

The Warriors’ acquisition of Andre Iguodala might force Harrison Barnes, one of the postseason’s breakout players, into a bench gig for the upcoming season. The second-year man is fine with that. Per InsideBayArea.com: “Warriors budding star Harrison Barnes said he isn’t concerned about whether he starts. He isn’t even consumed by being on the court at the end of games. ‘Winning the game matters more to me,’ Barnes said. Barnes, who started all 93 games he played last season including playoffs, is the center of a major question as the Warriors close in on training camp at the end of this month. With the acquisition of swingman Andre Iguodala, Golden State now has six players with starting credentials, meaning someone has to come off the bench. ‘I can imagine much worse problems,’ Barnes said. ‘I feel confident about this team and where we can go. Regardless if I’m starting or coming off the bench, I think we have a chance to make a serious playoff push.'”