Golden State Warriors’ forward Harrison Barnes, who has been hampered with a lingering foot injury, plans to play in the season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers.
As reported by Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, sources say that Barnes’ foot injury is improving and will be ready for the season opener on October 30. He has missed the last three preseason games after playing only six minutes against the Sacramento Kings on October 6.
Klay Thompson was behind Barnes on the depth chart entering the preseason but head coach Mark Jackson said the injury could push Thompson to the starting position along side of Andre Iguodala in the front court. If Barnes starts the season as a reserve, it will be interesting to see how long it takes for him to regain his starting position, or if Thompson plays well enough to keep Barnes as a back up.
Barnes started all 81 games he played as a rookie last season. He averaged 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds in 25 minutes per game. The 21 year old forwa...