In 2014-15, Barnes started all 82 regular-season games for the eventual NBA champion Warriors. He averaged 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds while posting career highs in field goal percentage (.482) and 3-point field goal percentage (.405). The following season (2015-16), Barnes averaged 11.7 and 4.9 rebounds while helping the Warriors win an NBA 2K17 MT -record 73 games.Barnes increased his scoring average in each of his first four seasons. After drafting Barnes in 2012, Golden State went on to reach the playoffs in each of the next four years. What’s more, when Barnes helped the Warriors reach the playoffs as a rookie in 2012-13, it was just their second playoff appearance in the last 19 years and their first since 2006-07.
Trail Blazers sign veteran swingman TurnerThe Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent guard/forward Evan Turner, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.Turner, 27, joins the Trail Blazers from the Boston Celtics, where he netted averages of 10.5 points (45.6 percent FG, 24.1 percent 3PT, 82.7 percent FT), 4.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 0.99 steals and 28.0 minutes in 81 games (12 starts) last season.
“Evan’s skill set on the court and character off the court are ideal additions to our team and the culture we are working to build in Portland,” said Olshey. “We expect him to be an impact player on both sides of the ball and are very pleased he chose our organization as his home for the next four years.”
The second overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, Turner holds career averages of 10.7 points
(43.2 percent FG, 30.5 percent 3PT, 77.7 percent FT), 5.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 28.6
minutes over six seasons with Philadelphia, Indiana and Boston.Turner (6-7, 216) has playoff experience in five of his six seasons, and averaged 13.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.33 steals and 1.00 blocked shot in six games for the Celtics during the 2016 NBA Playoffs.Following his junior year at Ohio State, Turner swept the national player of the year honors in 2009-10, winning the Naismith Trophy and the John R. Wooden Award along with the USBWA, Associated Press and NABC player of the year awards.
Lakers add Deng to rosterThe Los Angeles Lakers have signed forward Luol Deng, it was nannounced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released.A two-time NBA All-Star, 2012 NBA All-Defensive Second Team Selection, and member of the 2005 All-Rookie First Team, Deng comes to the Lakers after spending 12 seasons with the Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat. In 823 games (776 starts), Deng has averaged 15.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.0 steals in 35.3 minutes per game, and has made the playoffs seven times. After spending one season at Duke University, Deng was drafted seventh overall in the 2004 NBA Draft.