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Mavericks trade Harrison Barnes to Kings for Justin Jackson and forward Zach Randolph

By InsideHoops.com
February 7, 2019

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In a trade with the Sacramento Kings, the Dallas Mavericks have acquired second-year small forward Justin Jackson and power forward Zach Randolph. The Kings receive forward Harrison Barnes. In a related move, Dallas has also requested waivers on center Salah Mejri. A seven-year NBA veteran, member of the 2015 Golden State Warriors championship team and 2016 Gold Medalist in the Rio Olympics as part of Team USA, Barnes in his NBA career is averaging 13.5 points (.446 FG%, .371 3pt%, .795 FT%), 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 30.6 minutes per contest through 512 games (450 starts) with Golden State (2012-13 – 2015-16) and Dallas (2016-17 – 2018-19). He joins the Kings after spending the last two-plus seasons in Dallas, where he was averaging 17.8 points (.406 FG%, .390 3pt%, .833 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 49 contests this season, all starts. Originally selected by the Warriors with the seventh overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Barnes earned ACC Rookie of the Year and Second-Team All ACC accolades as a freshman (2011) and a First-Team All ACC nod as a sophomore at North Carolina, where he helped the Tar Heels to a pair of regional finals in the NCAA Tournament. Jackson (6-8, 210) holds career averages of 6.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 21.6 minutes per game in 120 game (44 starts) with Sacramento. Last month, he scored a career-high 28 points and made five three-pointers against the Golden State Warriors on Jan. 5. The former North Carolina guard was the 15th overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft after a three-year college career for the Tar Heels that culminated with a National Championship. As a junior, Jackson was named Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, consensus First Team All American and First Team All ACC while averaging 18.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists. The Houston native was a Parade All-American and a McDonald’s All-American while playing in the Homeschool Christian Youth Association. Randolph (6-9, 250) holds career averages of 16.6 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 31.0 minutes per game in 1,116 games (882 starts) with Portland, New York, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis and Sacramento. He has yet to appear in a game this season, but averaged 14.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 25.6 minutes in 59 games (58 starts) for the Kings in 2017-18. The 17-year veteran is a two-time All Star (2010, 2013) and earned All-NBA Third Team in 2010-11. He was named the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2003-04 and has averaged at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in five different seasons. The Marion, Ind., native was a standout at Michigan State and was selected with the 19th overall pick by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2001 NBA Draft. Mejri (7-2, 235), now waived by the Mavs, was originally signed as a free agent on July 30, 2015 and re-signed on August 3, 2018. He has played in 184 games for Dallas and averaged 3.2 points and 3.9 rebounds while shooting .632 from the field.