Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Golden State Warriors head coach Mark
Jackson revealed Tuesday that forward Harrison Barnes will be sidelined for at
least the first two games of the upcoming regular season due to a lingering
Barnes has been dealing with inflammation in his left foot since early October
and missed the Warriors' final five games of the preseason. The talented
sophomore will be inactive for Wednesday's opener against the Los Angeles
Lakers as well as Thursday's road matchup against the Clippers, with Jackson
declaring Barnes day-to-day thereafter.
The 21-year-old put together a strong debut campaign in 2012-13 to help the
Warriors return to the playoffs after a five-year absence and advance to the
Western Conference semifinals. Barnes averaged 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds
during the regular season, but upped those numbers to 16.1 points and 6.3
rebounds per game in the postseason.
Barnes is slated to serve as Golden State's sixth man this season following
the team's addition of Andre Iguodala.
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