Per Chad Ford and hoops rumors, Barnes has been made available by the Warriors in an effort to get a 1st rounder. The thinking is the GSW would then use that 1st rounder to pursue Kevin Love since they currently don't have one to deal.
I know Charlotte would probably have to deal the 9th instead of the 24th to get him, but does anyone else like that deal? If they really are thinking McDermott, Barnes to me is the better long term player.
What really is interesting is I always thought CHA would have to deal MKG for Barnes. But if they had both, I like the idea of Barnes at 4. Then if they pursued a free agent at 2 like Stephenson, Hayward, etc you could have a nice young core.
I think it's a nice case of a team ready to win now in GSW with Love and having to give up on Barnes to get him. I like Barnes more than McDermott overall. He has better athleticism, length, shot creating, 2 yrs experience in a western playoff team, and they are the same age. In like McDermott, but his D ability scares me a bit.