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Harrison Barnes thinks Kings ‘have a chance to really make some noise’

Small forward Harrison Barnes thinks the Sacramento Kings “have a chance to really make some noise” in 2019-20.

Along with re-signing Barnes, the Kings added Dewayne Dedmon, Cory Joseph, Trevor Ariza and Richaun Holmes in free agency. Barnes knows the Pacific Division is going to be tough next season with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George joining the Los Angeles Clippers and Anthony Davis joining LeBron James on the Los Angeles Lakers, but the veteran swingman knows his team is going to battle every night.

Harrison Barnes got a new four-year, $85 million contract from the Kings. Sacramento acquired Barnes from the Dallas Mavericks at the 2019 February trade deadline.

The 27-year-old averaged 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28 games with the Kings this past season while shooting 45.5 percent from the field, 40.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.0 percent from the free-throw line.

Sacramento’s core is headlined by De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III, Buddy Hield and Barnes. The franchise hasn’t made the playoffs since 2006. The Kings won 39 games in 2018-19, the most wins by a Sacramento team since the 2005-06 squad which won 44 games.

It would be great if Sacramento could make the postseason in 2019-20. Those fans have been suffering through a lot and deserve to be rewarded for their loyalty.