Kings agree to trade for Mavericks forward Barnes

For LeBron James, it was a COLD move and he took to Instagram to put the Mavs on blast for it.

"So let me guess", James wrote in a caption accompanying an image of Barnes on the Dallas bench, "this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right???"

Barnes is averaging 17.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game this season for the Mavericks and has a player option on the $25M deal following this season. "I'm ok with both honestly, truly am".

The Dallas Mavericks have traded Harrison Barnes to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson, the team announced.

With the trade deadline coming up at 3 P.M. today, stay tuned for any updates regarding big deals.

Part of the reason for James' frustration could be the backlash against Davis, after he requested a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans. The Lakers star said Wednesday that he wanted to change the "narrative" that a player who "wants to be traded or leaves a Franchise" is "selfish/ungrateful".

This will be his second stint with a California-based squad, as Barnes began his career playing four seasons with the Golden State Warriors, capturing a championship in 2015.

James thinks it's hypocritical for fans to have no problem with teams making moves like this to do what's best for them while players get negative publicity for demanding a trade to improve their situation.

National Basketball Association veteran Harrison Barnes looked just as shocked as everyone else when he learned during the middle of the game against the Charlotte Hornets that he was being traded to the Sacramento Kings. He's tallying 26.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in his first season in Los Angeles.

Barnes is no sure bet to opt-in next season.