Harrison Barnes started 81 games as a rookie for the Warriors last season and his explosiveness and athleticism on both ends of the floor were among the reasons the team exceeded expectations by getting to the second round of the playoffs.

Health has been an ongoing concern in Golden State in recent years so with Barnes experiencing problems with his left foot so early in the exhibition season it’s no surprise that the Warriors are taking the cautious approach and shutting him down for the next couple of games during the team’s visit to China.