Originally Posted by BlazersDozen
When did he ever get a chance to show himself?
Al Harrington, Baron Davis, Monta Ellis, and Stephen Jackson all got their shots before he did and he rarely got playing time.
Last year he only played 19 minutes a game and got six shots per game and still managed to average 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.5 blocks and only 1.2 turnovers a game.
Now he is starting on the Suns and his minutes will nearly double...
These are his numbers from last year per 36 minutes (starter quality minutes)
Oh and in 06-07 he averaged 9 points, 4 boards, 2 assists in 24 minutes and only eight shots per game.
If you had actually watched GSW games you would know about Barnes' erratic play and tendency to make bone headed plays. He brings energy and toughness, but is terribly inconsistent from game to game.
I wouldn't get too carried away with Barnes.