LeBron James unloads on hypocrisy of National Basketball Association trades via Instagram

LeBron James unloads on hypocrisy of National Basketball Association trades via Instagram

The move must have come together quickly, because Barnes was on the court playing for the Mavericks against the Charlotte Hornets when the deal broke.

"I'm ok with both honestly, truly am".

The 26-year-old forward was averaging 17.8 points per game in 48 starts with the Mavericks this season, and he averaged 18.8 points per game during his three seasons in Dallas.

Now in his 17th National Basketball Association season, Randolph has amassed career averages of 16.6 points (.471 FG%,.273 3pt%,.764 FT%), 9.1 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 31.0 minutes per game in 1,116 contests (882 starts) with the Portland Trail Blazers (2001-02 - 2006-07), New York Knicks (2007-08 - 2008-09), L.A. Clippers (part of 2008-09), Memphis Grizzlies (2009-10 - 2016-17) and Sacramento Kings (2017-18 - 2018-19).

The Mavericks informed Barnes and his agent, Jeff Schwartz, that a trade might be in the works, but the forward chose to play against Charlotte anyway, according to former Boston Celtics great Paul Pierce and the New York Times' Marc Stein. And it has now been revealed that the player was informed of the trade midway through the game. "He's obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life, and that's the kind of guy that he is".

The post was liked by Anthony Davis, who has been at the center of trade talks for nearly two weeks since he requested to be dealt by the New Orleans Pelicans.


After the game, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle thanked Barnes in front of the team for "being the model professional and a great example".

"We're going to miss him".

Barnes owns a player option for 2019-20, and the Mavericks need to clear space for a max contract offer for Kristaps Porzingis, so the move is not a surprise. He will join a Sacramento team (28-26) on the cusp of a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

On the screen, it was displayed that he had been sent to Sacramento by the Mavs.

Barnes is no sure bet to opt-in next season.

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