Draymond Green has heavily been credited with playing an instrumental role in getting Kevin Durant to join the Warriors after the 2015-16 NBA season, and apparently that still doesn’t sit well with former Golden State teammate Harrison Barnes.
On the latest episode of Green’s podcast “The Draymond Green Show,” the Warriors forward said he believes Barnes still holds a grudge against him for bringing Durant to the team. In order to do that, Golden State had to trade Barnes to the Dallas Mavericks.
“Harrison Barnes, I think to this day don’t like me for KD coming here,” Green said. “And the reality is, I didn’t tell [Warriors GM Bob Myers] to trade you to bring KD in. … He took it very personally because of that story that came out that I cried to KD in the car. He took it very personally at me. This dude invites Steph, Klay, everybody to his wedding except me.
“I didn’t take it personally ’cause it is what it is. … It sucks that you got traded but you went and made your money.”
Barnes was an important part of the Warriors team that went 73-9 and lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. However, he shot just 35 percent during that NBA Finals loss in which the Warriors blew a three-games-to-one lead over LeBron James and the Cavs.
In Games 5, 6 and 7, Barnes shot 5-for-32 from the field and 3-for-15 from 3-point range.
Barnes may be upset about it, but every single team in the league would make that trade if it meant getting rid of him and securing Kevin Durant.
Barnes would go on to sign a four-year, $94 million contract with the Mavericks in 2016.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.