Harrison Barnes Traded from Mavericks to Sacramento Kings

LeBron strongly reacts to Mavs' Barnes being traded mid-game

VIDEO: Harrison Barnes Gets Traded to Kings Mid-Game in Dallas

It soon became clear the forward had fallen victim to a last-minute trade, not uncommon in the frenetic final hours of the National Basketball Association trade period.

Rookie sensation Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, Dorian Finney-Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Mavericks made another move by dealing Barnes while beating the Hornets 99-93 on Wednesday night.

Dallas forward Harrison Barnes was visibly distraught after he was shockingly traded away to Sacramento while still on court for the Mavericks on Thursday.

James posted a video of Barnes's reaction and wrote: "So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right???" I'm ok with both honestly, truly am. When the Mavericks returned to court, Barnes was nowhere to be seen. It was a weird scene though seeing a player get traded in the middle of the game, watching his former teammates on the Mavs sideline minutes after finding out he was now a member of a different franchise.

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"He's a better man than me, for sure", Nowitzki said according to ESPN.

Barnes was traded for Kings forwards Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. "Everybody else would have bounced out".

Randolph has averaged 16.6 points and 9.1 rebounds in 17 seasons with five teams. He's just a genuinely good dude and he's obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life. He thanked the Mavs on social media after the game.

As the first half of the season came and went and the back end of the Dallas Mavericks 82-game sprint began, it was clear that the team needed to change something.

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