Rollin' In The Rye

Harrison Barnes delivers a reverse slam dunk against the Bucks

On Saturday night, Harrison Barnes was able to put the Dallas Mavericks on the board with some flair.

Barnes started off by throwing a pass to Andrew Bogut off an inbound play, leading to an immediate give-and-go. The quick action from the pair of former Golden State Warriors created a driving lane for Barnes, who would make his way to the rim for a reverse slam dunk against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Whether it was the chemistry from their time with the Warriors, or a play designed by coach Rick Carlisle, Barnes and Bogut already look in rhythm for a highly anticipated 2016-17 season. They’ll have a lot on their shoulders this season, as they get ready to make the Mavericks legit title contenders once again.

Barnes’ only problem is still having finding his rhythm on his jump shot, with him going 3-13 from the field; not helping the Mavericks avoid a 88-74 defeat. It’s a struggle that defined his time in last year’s NBA Finals, but isn’t something that should last long; with Barnes shooting 46.6 FG% or higher in his past 2 seasons.

He’ll have another chance to find his stroke when the Mavericks go up against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 11, with tip-off scheduled at 8:30 p.m. EST.

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