Warriors' odd-man-out Barnes happy in any role

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Warriors' odd-man-out Barnes happy in any role
July 23, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Harrison Barnes says he's willing to play off the bench next season if it will help the team win. (AP)

With the Warriors' recent acquisition of Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes appears to be the odd man out of the starting rotation. 

Based on his interview with Sporting News on Monday, it isn't bothering the second-year player.

"My role will remain the same—do whatever it takes to win. Whether it is starting, coming off the bench. There are plenty of minutes to be divided up among everybody. I just have to make sure I am ready."

Iguodala is expected to start at the three, with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson forming the backcourt and David Lee and Andrew Bogut manning the starting frontcourt. Barnes, who started all but one game as a rookie last year, is likely headed for the bench.

Barnes, 21, averaged 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game in the regular season, and he stepped up in the playoffs in David Lee's absence, averaging 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.

 

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