Feb 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) attempts to dribble past Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley (8) in the fourth quarter at Oracle Arena. The Heat defeated the Warriors 111-110. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Golden State Warriors will trade Harrison Barnes in blockbuster deal


The Golden State Warriors have been looking like a team that will make one more move at the deadline, but they’re not going to do so at any cost. While they’ve been looking at deals, the Warriors won’t just be trading away anyone and interest in Harrison Barnes is being met with the demand for a blockbuster deal.

According to Yahoo! Sports NBA guru Marc J. Spears, the Warriors will only be moving Barnes if they get offered a blockbuster deal.

Golden State executives have told forward Harrison Barnes that, barring a blockbuster offer, he will not be traded before Thursday’s deadline, sources said

This is what teams looking for a Godfather-style deal they can’t refuse say. While the Warriors are open to the idea of trading Barnes, they’re only going to do so if they get blown away, which means their openness to trading Barnes is seemingly slight.

Still, someone might want to bet the farm on Barnes and make a move for him. Unless that happens — and even if that happens — it’s looking like Barnes will be staying with the Warriors for the time being.

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