NBA Rumors: Sacramento Kings Name Price For Harrison Barnes

The Sacramento Kings are on the verge of missing the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season and with the NBA Trade Deadline just one week away, every player on the Kings could be traded outside of Tyrese Haliburton, and with the Kings' track record of bad trades - even that's not out of the question.  Harrison Barnes has two years remaining on his contract but it's being reported that the Kings don't see the smooth-shooting forward staying with the team long-term and they have made him available via trade.  
As for what Kings GM Monte McNair could be looking for in return for Barnes, Bleacher Report's Scott Polacek has an idea:
...Executives around the NBA belieMARDCUve the Kings are looking for "at least a first-round pick" if they are going to move Barnes. That a struggling team in Sacramento is seeking a valuable future asset with one of its biggest trade chips isn't surprising considering this has seemingly turned into another lost season.

Barnes is averaging 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds and would be an asset for teams looking for secondary scoring from a player with an easy-going personality and a championship ring.  The former Golden State Warrior is hitting over 40% of his threes on five attempts per game, and he swings between the two forward positions quite seamlessly depending on the matchup.  

Barnes is well-worth the first-round pick that a contending team would have to surrender to gain his services, and with no major trades as of yet, perhaps the team that gets the jump on the former 7th overall pick will win the deadline.

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