The Dallas Mavericks could quickly get on the works with a buyout for veteran forward Zach Randolph, as they will not need him to report to the Mavs after being traded by the Sacramento Kings alongside Justin Jackson for Harrison Barnes, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times. "Traded this man while he was literally playing in the game and had ZERO idea", James said on his Instagram account after it was announced Barnes was traded from the Mavericks while he was playing in a game against the Hornets. "I'm ok with both honestly, truly am".
Part of the reason for James' frustration could be the backlash against Davis, after he requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans.
National Basketball Association veteran Harrison Barnes reportedly knew he was on the verge of being traded - but judging by his on-camera reaction, he didn't expect it the deal to go through in the middle of a game.
James thinks it's hypocritical for fans to have no problem with teams making moves like this to do what's best for them while players get negative publicity for demanding a trade to improve their situation.
He joins the Kings after spending the last two-plus seasons in Dallas, where he was averaging 17.8 points (.406 FG%,.390 3pt%,.833 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 49 contests this season, all starts. The Lakers have reportedly been trying to acquire him before Thursday's deadline.
"I will never forget how the incredible fans in this city held it down at AAC every game, win or lose". Nemanja Bjelica is the oldest and doesn't turn 31 until May. The Kings will have $21 million in room if Barnes opts in or $45.2 million if he declines his option.