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"It's just changing my game and just understanding where I'm going to get my shots now," Barnes said. "I'm not going to be iso'd (isolated) on the post, iso'd on the elbow. It's going to be moving, cutting, some spot-up shots, that kind of stuff."
Barnes made just under 40 percent of his shots in 2013-14 after owning a 44 percent shooting percentage as a rookie.
"Part of what we're trying to talk to him about is just move the ball on, don't play in a crowd," head coach Kerr said. "If you feel an extra defender, just move the ball on and pass. And if you can do that and get the ball moving two or three times, you're more likely to have an open shot. But you have to trust the offense and trust your teammates."
Barnes should be able to help himself to the 15 field goal Thompson takes on average as Golden State's starting shooting guard. Barnes has averaged 12.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per 36 minutes on the season.
Barnes is averaging just 10.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game over the last five, right in line with his season averages.
Coming off an 11-point effort in the team's previous game, Barnes put together one of his best games of the season. He scored 23 points on 9 of 15 shooting in 36 minutes, his best scoring effort since late November. He added six rebounds, one block and one steal as the Warriors fell, 122-109.
Barnes has been hit hard by the sophomore slump, as Saturday's game was just his sixth double-figure scoring game since Jan. 1. He is averaging 10.3 points per game this season, up from 9.2 as a rookie, but is shooting just 41.2 percent from the field.
Barnes scored 10 points in just 24 minutes off the bench, though his struggles with his shot continued as he connected on just 4 of 13 from the field. He was also 0 for 3 from three-point range, but he added eight rebounds, his best total in a month and a half.
With just one game left in the month, Barnes is looking to at least finish his January well. Barnes has still shot 39.3 percent from three-point range, but his overall shooting has craters to 35.2 percent while averaging 6.8 points per game.
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