DALLAS (AP) Two people with knowledge of the plans say the Dallas Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State's Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract.
The people spoke Saturday to The Associated Press about the potential maximum contract because no deals can be signed before July 7. The Warriors can match any deal for Barnes and are more likely to do so if they don't get an agreement with Kevin Durant.
Barnes was the fourth-leading scorer behind Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green for the 73-win Warriors, who lost to Cleveland in the NBA Finals. The 6-foot-8 forward is a potential replacement for Chandler Parsons, who has agreed to sign with Memphis.