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Old 03-15-2011, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Face of Franchise: Harrison Barnes

Raptors keeping a close eye on Harrison Barnes. "Imagine the possibilities with Barnes, Ed Davis and DeMar DeRozan." Imagine a team without Bargnani. In the David Thorpe chat in ESPN, he was comparing him to Paul Pierce.


"While it may be a bit premature, reality will soon find the Raptors thinking about next year. As March Madness tips off, the maddening process of projecting college players into pro prospects begins. No player will be watched more closely than North Carolina's Harrison Barnes, a freshman small forward who is as electric as any wing in the NCAA. If this kid comes out of school and if the Raptors somehow win the lottery, he'd be the perfect face for a faceless franchise. Imagine the possibilities with Barnes, Ed Davis and DeMar DeRozan."

Read more: Raptors already thinking about UNC's Barnes

Ryan (St Louis)
Who's game does Harrison Barnes remind you of most and how successful will he be?

David Thorpe (12:03 PM)
I think he can be Paul Pierce, more or less. Pierce has an extremely technically advanced triple threat game, and Barnes will need to learn that. But I like how he's starting to post and back down guys.

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