NEW ORLEANS -- The calls are coming in for Harrison Barnes as the Thursday trade deadline nears. But Golden State isn't doing much more than listening.

While fans might be disappointed, the Warriors aren't biting. General manager Bob Myers would deal Barnes only in a blockbuster that would significantly improve the roster, according to league sources.

Barnes, despite playing beneath expectations, is coveted because of his high ceiling and low salary. He has two years remaining on a rookie scale contract. He is making just shy of $3 million this season -- which makes his 10.4 points and 4.1 rebounds much easier to swallow -- and $6.9 million total the next two seasons.

Barnes won't be traded for bench help. But most players the Warriors would want in return have larger salaries, which means Golden State would have to part with Barnes plus others to make it work.

Myers cleared out several big salaries to get Andre Iguodala. So the only player the Warriors could reasonably package with Barnes would be a starter. That practically amounts to rebuilding, which the Warriors have no plans of doing by Thursday's deadline.

  • Oakland native Damian Lillard made his All-Star debut, making him the first Bay Area native in the event since Paul Pierce in 2012.

    Lillard finished with nine points in nine minutes. Not exactly big numbers for Portland's second-year star. But at least one celebrity had a special affinity for Lillard's accomplishment.

    Actor Michael B. Jordan, who starred in the movie "Fruitvale Station," said he was especially proud of Lillard.

    "One hundred percent. Oakland represents big dreams," said Jordan, who grew up in Newark, N.J., and said he understands Oakland's small-city-next-to-big-metropolis complex. "I understand the hustle of the inner city. I know Damian's hustle to get where he is now. I love it. It's amazing to see."

    Lillard capped a historic All-Star weekend. He became the first player to compete in five events.

  • Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who was voted in as a starter but sat out with an injury, said he has been heavy into the Winter Olympics.

    "I've been watching virtually every single sport," Bryant said in a news conference before the game. "My mission actually was trying to figure out the rules of curling. ... I failed miserably, but it was still fun to watch."

    Bryant is out with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left knee. The initial diagnosis was six weeks, but it has been more than eight. He said his knee is progressing slowly. But with the Lakers 17 games under .500, Bryant doesn't exactly need to rush.

  • Former Warriors great Rick Barry was in New Orleans and attended the annual NBA Legends breakfast Sunday. There, Barry and fellow Hall of Famers celebrated Bill Russell's 80th birthday.

    The entire arena sang "Happy Birthday" to the 11-time champion during a first-half timeout. Russell turned 80 on Wednesday.

  • Warriors co-owners Joe Lacob and Peter Guber attended the game along with Myers and assistant general manager Kirk Lacob.