Feb 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) moves the ball against 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 Rumors: Golden State Warriors tried to trade Harrison Barnes?

On the surface, there was a bit of shock this past February when Harrison Barnes named popped up in NBA trade rumors.

It wasn’t that Barnes was deemed untradeable by the Golden State Warriors, but he was thought to be a vital part to their future. Then again, after signing Andre Iguodala during the past offseason and having both Barnes and Klay Thompson on the roster, it was beginning to be a bit of a roster crunch.

That lead the speculation that the Warriors could attempt to move Barnes and according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders – that proved to be true as the Warriors were looking to add a big man.

Around the trade deadline, there was talk that the Warriors would have traded forward Harrison Barnes. Again, sources say that was driven more by ownership wanting to cash in some youth in exchange for a veteran big to bolster a championship run today.

Obviously the Warriors either had second thoughts or didn’t find any player worthy of making a trade for, but the fact Golden State was open to moving for the former Tarheel should make for an interesting offseason.

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