Harrison Barnes was taken out of the game on Wednesday night versus the
Charlotte Hornets. Barnes played 8:49 of the third quarter. He was informed of the trade and didn’t return to the game.
Lebron James weighed in how teams get away with trading players but players are villainized for free agency.
“So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right???,” he wrote. “Traded this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea. I’m not knocking who traded him because it’s a business and you have to do what you feel what’s best but I just want this narrative to start to get REAL/CHANGE and not when a player wants to be traded or leaves a Franchise that he’s a selfish/ungrateful player but when they trade you, release , waive, cut etc etc it’s best for them! I’m ok with both honestly, truly am. Just call a ♠️ a ♠️!!”
Mavericks All-Star Dirk Nowitzki was asked about the trade after the game.
“I’m obviously disappointed for my guy,” said Nowitzki. “He’s been a great influence on the team and the community. Never seen a 24-, 25-year-old guy coming here who had his stuff together on and off the floor like him.