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Video: Harrison Barnes dunks on Al Jefferson

Harrison Barnes

Golden State Warriors’ Harrison Barnes is photographed during the NBA basketball team’s media day in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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This is not an all-time classic or anything, but for a rookie making a play on a long-time veteran it’s pretty good. This is Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes throwing it down on Al Jefferson (who was late on the rotation but in part because Paul Millsap did nothing to slow Barnes coming off the pick, that reach was sad) from Monday night.

If you’re looking for a live dark horse in the Rookie of the Year race, Barnes is a good call. His game translates well to the NBA, he’s going to get a lot of opportunities and touches with Golden State, and it’s a team that could have some success this season. Expect a couple monster nights from him.