LeBron James didn't like how Harrison Barnes trade went down

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LeBron James wants the "narrative" around player movement to change. He is now averaging 17.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists.

As the Lakers struggle to facilitate a trade for wantaway New Orleans Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis, James discussed the mid-game deal involving Barnes on Instagram.

"So let me guess this is cool cause they had to do what was best for the franchise right?"

Dallas, who acquired Kristaps Porzingis in a trade last week, shipped Barnes to the Kings exchange for Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph, according to The Athletic. You haven't seen him play because the Kings are young and play a fun fast paced version of basketball that has relegated Z-Bo to the role of a mentor. "Just call a (spade) a (spade)!" he wrote. "I am going to miss him an bad lot". Sacramento entered Wednesday a game out of the final playoff spot in the West.

Following the game, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle praised Barnes as a "model pro" and "one of the most improved players in the game". "But just from [scouting], he's always on the scouting board".

The Kings have been active in the lead-up to the deadline, also agreeing Wednesday to acquire Alec Burks from the Cleveland Cavaliers as part of a three-way deal with the Houston Rockets.

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On the screen, it was displayed that he had been sent to Sacramento by the Mavs. Nemanja Bjelica is the oldest and doesn't turn 31 until May.

It's possible they have $30 million!

For the Mavericks, the move was about freeing up cap space. The small forward has an 8 percent trade bonus in his contract valued at $686,443 (as of Thursday). He has yet to appear in a game this season, but averaged 14.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 25.6 minutes in 59 games (58 starts) for the Kings in 2017-18.The 17-year veteran is a two-time All Star (2010, 2013) and earned All-NBA Third Team in 2010-11.

Harrison Barnes has been a consistent scorer for the Mavericks over the last three years, averaging 19+ points over the past two seasons, though his efficiency from distance had dipped.

Information from ESPN's Bobby Marks was used in this report.

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