He’s been working out for the Washington Bullets– er, Wizards, and the team apparently likes what it sees. One thing that isn’t in doubt is that the Black Falcon remains in top physical shape.
Barnes’s no-step vertical was 38 inches, the fourth highest all-time at the combine, and he benched pressed 185 pounds 15 times, matching chiseled power forward Thomas Robinson (Kansas), another projected top six selection who worked out for the Wizards last week.
Barnes is also working hard to counter the perception that he never lived up to the hype while at Carolina.
“It is what it is,” Barnes said of the criticism. “That’s people’s jobs, to critique people, and I just happened to get a fair amount of that.
“Obviously that’s behind us now. You can’t dwell on it. At the time you have to continue to work, continue to play because we had an opportunity to potentially go to the Final Four.”
Wonder if his lackluster tournament performance will hurt his draft stock?