From the moment free agency opened up on July 1, it took Kevin Durant four days before he picked the Warriors.
Durant's decision meant the end of Harrison Barnes' tenure with the Warriors.
But for the Mavericks' new small forward, those four days felt much longer.
"It felt like two months as opposed to four days. But the Warriors told me they were going to be active in free agency, and that was pretty much a gesture to me that I should be looking at other teams," Barnes said Tuesday, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Despite leaving a 73-win team, Barnes is happy with his new team.
"When I made a list of other teams I wanted to go to, Dallas was on top of that list. When they offered me, I was excited. And when Durant went to Golden State, I knew that this was going to be my new home," Barnes said.
A day after Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle explained what Dallas needs from Barnes moving forward, the 24-year-old elaborated on his conversations with his new coach.
"The biggest thing coach [Rick] Carlisle and I have been working on is footwork, just being more efficient as it relates to scoring. Whether it's jab steps or creating space, just not having so much inefficiency in terms of trying to get a shot," Barnes said.
What does Barnes take away from his four years in Oakland?
"The biggest thing I've learned in four years is that everything is all right when you win games," Barnes said.