The Warriors and forward Harrison Barnes reportedly both want a contract extension. Now comes the big question: What is Barnes worth?
By NBA Australia
Golden State reportedly wants to sign forward Harrison Barnes to an offseason contract extension. Barnes apparently wants an extension that will keep him in the Bay Area.
Now it appears to be a matter of coming to terms — an issue that has killed many a contract discussion.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, multiple sources report both parties want an extension. The 23-year-old Barnes has one year remaining on the rookie contract he signed after the Warriors drafted him with the No. 7 overall pick in 2013.
The Mercury News reports Barnes would command a salary in the $10 million per year range, possibly as much as $12 million, but that the Warriors have the cap space to make that happen, even as they work to sign extensions for Draymond Green and Festus Ezeli, who were also members of Golden State’s 2013 draft class.
The 6-8 Barnes, who scored a career-high 10.1 points per game this season, is averaging 11.3 points per game in the playoffs.