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Barnes will operate as a great scorer in the NBA.
So what happens to a player when he makes the transition from the NCAA to NBA and is a great shooter?
Better yet, what happens when he receives crisp and timely passes from a field-general point guard on a game-to-game basis?
Harrison Barnes will showcase what it means to be the recipient of a highly sought out NBA point man. The .430 shooter from North Carolina will receive passes more consistently that he ever had in college.
And, for Curry’s sake, the former Davidson product will receive his due credit when Barnes makes the shot. Assists are the accolade every point guard wants on his resume.
Second-year shooting guard Klay Thompson will also convey the passing acumen of Mr. Curry.
Thompson and Curry did not develop a tangible rapport last season due to the timing of the latter’s injury and the former’s playing time after the fact.
In 2012, however, both will form a tandem much smoother than Monta Ellis could have ever facilitated. Curry will play a pure facilitator role while Thompson operates as the prototypical shooting guard.
Each other’s roles will not be confused.
This will be one fine one-two combination from the backcourt.