Harrison Barnes admitted on Friday that the Golden State Warriors' decision this offseason to acquire Andre Iguodala in a sign-and-trade has made the season challenging as he's been moved to a bench role.

"I'm not going to front," Barnes said. "It's been a challenge."

Barnes has played better of late, going into the All-Star break scoring double-digits in four straight games.

"When you're coming off the bench, you're expected to come in and produce," Barnes said. "No matter the situation or what the defense is doing, you've got to bring something. Obviously, people will load up on our starters, so I'm needed to come in and score as well as defend and rebound."