NBA Execs Shed Light On Harrison Barnes’ Weaknesses
Harrison Barnes would have been a top-5 pick if had chosen to enter the draft, even though he needs improving.
"He's going to have to develop some other aspects of his game," said a Central Division general manager. "He's a pure shooter right now. He came on as the season progressed. He doesn't do enough things to wow you. I haven't seen it. Even when he scored those 40 points (against Clemson in the ACC tournament), I was like, 'He's doing it effortlessly from the perimeter but he's not doing much else.' "
Said a Western Conference scout: "As a shooter, his percentage is pretty mediocre. He doesn't beat people off the dribble at all. But he can play. I do think his shootng will get a lot better."
Another GM said Barnes may play some power forward in the pros, the same way Boston's Jeff Green does as a "stretch four" for Boston. "He's not athletic or mobile to be chasing guys off of screens. I think he'll end up playing four."