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Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes was traded in the middle of the Mavericks' Wednesday night win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Before Pierce's report, the mid-game trade of Barnes led Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James to highlight what he believes is a double standard between organizations and players. In this picture, Barnes #40 of the Dallas Mavericks during the National Basketball Association game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, Dec. 13, 2018.

"I am going to miss him an terrible lot", Carlisle said.

Now: They don't have the room the Clippers or Knicks might have to tell a free agent, "Pick another big name who's on the market and convince him to join you here".

James, the Lakers star, discussed the mid-game trade on Instagram later Wednesday.

"Obviously disappointed for my guy".

"I'm not knocking who traded him because it's a business and you have to do what you feel what's best but I just want this narrative to start to get REAL CHANGE and not when a player wants to be traded or leaves a franchise that he's a unselfish/ungrateful player but when they trade you, release, waive, cut etc. etc.it's best for them! Just call a (spade) a (spade)!" he wrote. A great influence on the team, also in this community.

The 26-year-old Barnes is averaging 17.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. The two-time NBA All-Star (2010 & 2013) also won Most Improved Player Award honors in 2003-04 after raising his scoring average by almost 12 points per game.

On the screen, it was displayed that he had been sent to Sacramento by the Mavs.

The Kings will use their remaining $10.5 million of cap space to acquire Barnes. The Marion, Indiana native went on to earn All-NBA Third Team honors in 2010-11 after posting at least 20 points per game in three consecutive seasons.

Barnes made sure to thank the "incredible fans" in Dallas for the past 2.5 years.