Harrison Barnes will start at small forward for the Golden State Warriors on opening night.

"Starting was definitely a goal of mine," Barnes said. "Playing in the NBA and starting on opening night is a huge accomplishment. But my mindset is not going to change. I'm going out there and try to provide this team all of the little things I can to help us win."

Barnes was the Warriors' lottery pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

Barnes largely won the job by proving he isn't a liability on defense despite being a rookie.