Last year, Harrison Barnes helped the Warriors set the best regular season record in the history of the NBA. This year, he and the Dallas Mavericks sit last in the league with a 2-10 record.
Barnes somehow remains optimistic, despite the horrible record, bad string of injuries to the team and complete lack of offense. When asked about the situation he’s in versus the one he was in last year, he had this to say:
“You have to have a little perspective. Being in such a great situation, winning a lot of games, I see what it takes.
“This is starting from the bottom. We’re banged up, but the guys here are competing. We’re going to figure it out.”
Barnes admits that losing this much isn’t fun, but also understands that it takes time and effort to get to the place the team wants to be.
“It’s difficult. You put out a good effort and you’re right there. That’s starting to become a trend and it hurts. But that’s the difference between winning and losing. There’s no margin for error.”
It’s early in the season, and things could change. Harrison Barnes optimism should be inspiring to the team, and the return of Dirk Nowitzki should help alleviate some of their struggles.