Barnes posted nine points (4-9 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), seven assists, two rebounds and one block with no turnovers in 25 minutes during Tuesday's 113-108 preseason win over the Wizards.
Barnes continued to show off his impressive passing ability from the forward spot. In five preseason games, Barnes averaged 5.6 assists. He also averaged 9.8 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 combined steals-plus-blocks in 26.4 minutes. It remains to be seen how he'll mesh when Pascal Siakam (shoulder) returns, but Barnes is looking like a promising selection thus far. The only real downside is that the rookie shot 0-for-8 from distance during the preseason.