Warriors Notes: Barnes’ Free Agency, Going 16-0

The Warriors have the best record in the league at 14-0 and they will attempt to tie the record for most wins to start a season when they take on the Nuggets on Sunday. Breaking that record is something the team has its eye on, Nick Kosmider of the Denver Post writes.

“It’s a goal that’s right here and now and it’s something that we want to experience,Stephen Curry said. “It’d be a huge accomplishment [to set the record for best start] because doing something that hasn’t been done in the history of the league is special. You never know if this opportunity will come back again. There are so many variables that go into winning this many in a row, especially at the start of the season.”

Coming off a 67 win campaign, it seemed like it would be difficult to improve. Yet, the team is looking even better this season and Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors examines what the team did over the summer to remain successful and put itself in position to start the season with a record of 16-0.

Here are a few notes out of Golden State:

  • Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News believes another team will present Harrison Barnes with an offer sheet that contains annual salaries of over $20MM and assuming the Warriors do not land Kevin Durant, they will match that kind of offer. Such a contract would make Barnes the highest paid player on the team.
  • Barnes’ teammates are aware of the forward’s impending free agency and it impacts the team’s play, Darius Soriano of Forumblueandgold.com relays on Twitter. “It’s a contract year for him & we’re going…to try [and] get him as much as possible,” Andre Iguodala said.

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