6 'Spurs culture' free agents that might suddenly want to sign with San Antonio

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No. 3: Harrison Barnes, Sacramento Kings

Harrison Barnes won an NBA Championship as a starter on the 2015 Golden State Warriors, then went on to set an NBA record for wins in a season with the Warriors in 2016 and return to the Finals. Barnes was the casualty of the Warriors signing Kevin Durant that following summer, but has carved out a solid career as a secondary scoring option and strong defender in multiple stops since.

Barnes is a consummate professional, loathe to criticize teammates or the referees. He is also a strong advocate in his community and for social issues about which he feels strongly. He seems to be well loved by teammates and other players, and this seaosn he was a finalist for the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year Award. He would be a great fit for the culture the Spurs have built in San Antonio.

On the court, Harrison Barnes is a solid contributor still in his prime at age 30. He has averaged between 14.5 and 19.2 points for seven-straight seasons. He has been with the Sacramento Kings for 4.5 seasons and shot 38.7 percent from 3-point range and 47.3 percent from the field. He's not a lockdown defender, but he is strong and knows where to be and is far from a target.

Barnes is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and the Kings may have just drafted his replacement in Keegan Murray. In their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors they often sat Barnes in favor of Trey Lyles, and with plenty of money on the horizon for them they could fail to make a competitive offer. Barnes could land in San Antonio and be the veteran linchpin as this young group comes together.