Sacramento Kings head coach Mike Brown has been very pleased with veteran forward Harrison Barnes this season.
Here’s Brown discussing Barnes’ composure during postgame after a 137-114 home victory last night vs. the Indiana Pacers where the 30-year-old had 22 points (6-9 FG, 1-4 3-PT, 9-10 FT).
(via Sacramento Kings):
Reporter: “Harrison, another great game tonight. When he’s scoring over 13 points, I believe you guys are 8-1. What type of pace does he bring to the offense? How crucial is it for him to get buckets?”
Brown: “I said it at the beginning of the year, I’m not worried about Harrison. I don’t call many plays for him at all. He’s a vet who knows how to play. He settles us when we get a little haywire because we all get a little haywire, including me. He just settles everybody on both ends of the floor. So he’s great to have out there. Obviously, he’s a guy that can score on all 3 levels. He’s just getting comfortable picking his spots. His ability to get to the free throw line has been tremendous for us the whole year because he’s gotten there at crucial times. Times that we needed to slow the pace and get our defense set, and all those other things. He’s done it for us. So he’s just doing what he’s capable of doing. I don’t think it’s anything special.”