Can Barnes handle bench role? 

October, 30, 2013
10/30/13
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Golden State head coach Mark Jackson had pondered using Klay Thompson off the bench in favor of Harrison Barnes as a starter, but that idea has been scuttled. Barnes is expected to miss at least the first two games of the regular season due to an inflamed left foot, so Thompson will keep his starting spot at shooting guard.