Apr 24, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Harrison Barnes (40) warms up before game three of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Golden State Warriors rumors: Harrison Barnes' stock falling

The Golden State Warriors are not only one of the NBA’s elite, they’re also one of the younger squads in the league. From Stephen Curry to Klay Thompson, there’s no doubt they hold a bright future.

But what about Harrison Barnes? The former college standout looked to be on his way to stardom (or at least a very good role player) during his rookie season with the Warriors, though seemingly fell off during his sophmore campaign. It was a worry of many when the Golden State Warriors decided to sign Andre Iguodala, who essentially took over his role/position.

Now the belief is that Harrison Barnes’ stock is falling and he’ll need a good year to prevent himself from potentially becoming a bust.

Barnes was amazing as a rookie, however his performance dropped off considerably last season. If Barnes doesn’t rebound to form this season, things could start to get shaky regarding his future. There is no doubting Barnes’ potential as a player, but his stock is headed in the wrong direction.

There have been rumors swirling during the past few weeks suggesting that new Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr may allow Harrison Barnes to start, pushing Andre Iguodala to the bench. It’s a little odd, but if something so minor helps the game of Harrison Barnes and puts him (and the Warriors) in a better position, it’s an understandable move.

I can’t imagine Andre Iguodala would be a huge fan of coming off the bench, though he’d still figure to get a significant amount of playing time regardless if such a move is to happen.

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