DALLAS -- The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State's Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas' plans said Saturday.
The Warriors can match any deal for Barnes and are more likely to do so if they don't get an agreement with Kevin Durant.
The 6-foot-8 forward is a potential replacement for Chandler Parsons, who has agreed to sign with Memphis.
The Mavericks' plan, first reported by ESPN, comes a day after their top two targets in free agency, Memphis guard Mike Conley and Miami center Hassan Whiteside, decided to stay with their current teams.
The 24-year-old Barnes averaged 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in his fourth season with the Warriors, shooting 38 percent from 3-point range.