Sacramento Kings future Harrison Barnes denied his option of $ 25.1 million player and becomes an invalid free agent, his agent, Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports , told ESPN
Barnes, 27, one of the leading small market forwarders, will continue a long-term deal.
Barnes and Kings are up to date to explore a long-term deal after a successful partnership with the last few In the months of 2018-19, league sources said.
Barnes may join in on what promises to become an independent-agent landscape with 10 teams with over $ 20 million in salaries salary.
Sacramento traded with Dallas for Barnes last season hoping to make a long-term focus of a franchise core with De & # 39; Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield guards, and Bogdan Bogdanovic and Marvin Bagley III lead.
Barnes earned 16.4 points at the Dallas Mavericks and Kings in 2018-19, breaking the season between two teams after a February trade.
Barnes played for three years with the Mavericks after signing a $ 94 million deal with the free agent there. Barnes left the Golden State Warriors at Kevin Durant's arrival at the free agency in 2016. Barnes was part of a 2015 NBA championship at Warriors and won a gold medal as part of Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics.