Warriors’ Barnes: ‘Winning Matters More’
His expression was straight forward. His wording precise. His point emphatic.
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.
Barnes, after his workout at the team facility on Tuesday, didn’t mince his words and gave no breath to controversy. He doesn’t care. Whatever Mark Jackson decides, he’s game.
“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.”