By R.L. Bynum

Harrison Barnes has been rumored as a trade target of the Boston Celtics for weeks. On Friday, Barnes showed them what they might be getting, putting up his third double-double of the season in Sacramento’s 107–96 road victory.

Barnes had 15 points, two 3-pointers, 13 rebounds and three assists.

Barnes still is on the Kings’ roster, but the speculation continues about whether he’ll be dealt to Boston or any other team before the March 25 trade deadline.

“You just have to go out there and be a professional,” Barnes said of the trade rumors. “You’re never in control of all of that stuff, whether it’s rumors, whatever it may be. Obviously, Boston is a great franchise but, for the time being, I’m with the Kings. That’s where my focus is.


Coby White had his best game in the four since he was taken out of the Chicago Bulls’ starting lineup, collecting 17 points, three 3-pointers, four rebounds and two assists in their 131–127 overtime loss at Denver. His 9.9 game score was his best in five games.


The only other Tar Heel to play Friday was Nassir Little, who scored three points in 11 minutes of Portland’s 125–119 home win over Dallas.


Cameron Johnson missed his sixth consecutive Phoenix game under NBA heath and safety protocols and, for the 17th consecutive Minnesota game, Ed Davis didn’t play. Wayne Ellington missed his third consecutive Detroit game with an adductor injury.

How Tar Heels did Friday, what’s next

Cole Anthony, Orlando Magic guard
121–113 win vs. Brooklyn —
Missed 16th consecutive game with a right rib non-displaced fracture
Season statistics — 25 games, 11.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 37.4FG%, 32.4%3P, 83.6FT
Up next — Sunday at Boston, 3:30 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Denver, 7 p.m.
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Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings guard
107–96 win at Boston —
Started; 39 minutes, 15 points, 5–10 FG, 2–4 3FG, 3–3 FG, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 turnovers, +12, 14.8 game score
Season statistics
— 38 games, 16.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 49.4FG%, 37.0%3P, 82.9FT%
Up next —Saturday at Philadelphia, 8 p.m.; Monday at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m.
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Tony Bradley, Philadelphia Sixers center/forward
No game
Season statistics
— 16 games, 4.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.8 of an assist, 63.0 FG%, 0–0 3FG, 3–5 FT
Up next —
Saturday vs. Sacramento, 8 p.m.; Sunday at New York, 8 p.m.
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Reggie Bullock, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics — 37 games, 9.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 41.8FG%, 38.9%3P, 85.2FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. Philadelphia, 8 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
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Ed Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves center/forward
113–101 loss at Phoenix — Didn’t play for the 17th consecutive game
Season statistics
— 19 games, 2.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 41.9FG%, 0–0 3FG, 87.5FT%
Up next — Monday vs. Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.; Wednesday vs. Dallas, 8 p.m.
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Wayne Ellington, Detroit Pistons guard
113–100 win at Houston — Missed third consecutive game with an adductor injury
Season statistics —
30 games, 10.6 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 44.6FG%, 42.2 3P%, 74.1FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. Chicago, 7 p.m.; Wednesday at Indiana, 7 p.m.
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Danny Green, Philadelphia 76ers forward
No game
Season statistics —
41 games, 8.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 39.4FG%, 37.9%3P, 65.0FT%
Up next —
Saturday vs. Sacramento, 8 p.m.; Sunday at New York, 8 p.m.
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Justin Jackson, Oklahoma City Thunder forward
No game
Season statistics — 28 games, 6.6 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 40.4FG%, 29.2%3P, 80.8FT%
Up next — Sunday at Houston, 2 p.m.; Monday at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
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Cameron Johnson, Phoenix Suns wing
113–101 win vs. Minnesota —
Missed sixth consecutive game under health and safety protocols
Season statistics —
34 games, 10.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 43.7FG%, 37.8%3P, 86.5FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. Los Angeles Lakers, 10 p.m., NBATV; Tuesday at Miami, 8 p.m.
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Nassir Little, Portland Blazers forward/guard
125–119 win vs. Dallas —
11 minutes, 3 points, 1–1 FG, 1–1 3FG, -11, 2.7 game score
Season statistics — 26 games, 5.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.4 of an assist, 46.7%FG, 38.8%3P, 86.7FT%
Up next — Sunday vs. Dallas, 10 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Brooklyn 10 p.m.
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Theo Pinson, New York Knicks guard/forward
No game
Season statistics —
12 games, 2 points, 1–8 FG, 0–7 3FG, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Up next — Sunday vs. Philadelphia, 8 p.m.; Tuesday vs. Washington, 7:30 p.m.
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Coby White, Chicago Bulls point guard
131–127 OT loss at Denver — 28 minutes, 17 points, 7–13 FG, 3–3 3FG, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 turnovers, -1, 9.9 game score
Season statistics —
40 games, 15.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 41.4FG%, 35.1%3P, 88.9 FT
Up next — Sunday at Detroit, 7 p.m.; Monday vs. Utah, 9 p.m.

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