LeBron critical of Mavs' trade move amid Lakers-Pelicans stalemate

LeBron critical of Mavs' trade move amid Lakers-Pelicans stalemate

LeBron critical of Mavs' trade move amid Lakers-Pelicans stalemate

James posted a video of Harrison Barnes, who was traded by the Dallas Mavericks mid-game.

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, a major star and major voice for the NBA players' association, didn't like what he say and expressed as much on social media. "When a player gets traded, it's they was doing what's best for the franchise".

Davis will not sign an extension with New Orleans and wants to be traded, agent Rich Paul told ESPN in late January.

He joins the Kings after spending the last two-plus seasons in Dallas, where he was averaging 17.8 points (.406 FG%,.390 3pt%,.833 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in 49 contests this season, all starts.

James' post was liked by Anthony Davis. "Just call a ♠️ a ♠️!", wrote James on Instagram. The Kings, who were just one game back of the No. 8 seed in the West entering Wednesday, haven't made the playoffs since 2006, and Divac is going for it within Sacramento's means. "I am going to miss him an terrible lot".

After the game, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle thanked Barnes in front of the team for "being the model professional and a great example". "We'll miss him an very bad lot, but I believe he's going to have a great situation where he's going, and we'll just go forward from here".

A seven-year National Basketball Association veteran, member of the 2015 Golden State Warriors championship team and 2016 Gold Medalist in the Rio Olympics as part of Team USA, Barnes has accrued career averages of 13.5 points (.446 FG%,.371 3pt%,.795 FT%), 4.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 30.6 minutes per contest through 512 games (450 starts) with Golden State (2012-13 - 2015-16) and Dallas (2016-17 - 2018-19).

The Lakers have reportedly been trying to acquire him before Thursday's deadline, while the Boston Celtics are also believed to be interested.

As of Wednesday night, four former UNC players have now been traded before the deadline including Wayne Ellington and Reggie Bullock.

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