Harrison Barnes’ last game for the Dallas Mavericks is one he’ll probably never forget.
With the NBA trade deadline less than 24 hours away, a flurry of deals occurred, with the biggest trade of the night happening between Sacramento and Dallas. Barnes was dealt to the Kings in exchange for forward Zach Randolph and sophomore small forward Justin Jackson.
While the trade itself was notable, as Barnes is a talented player, the more immediate story was the fact Barnes was still in the middle of a game for Dallas when the news broke. Minutes after the trade was reported, NBA Twitter wondered if he was going to be pulled and be notified of the deal.