The move, which needed to be made by Thursday, means the
Warriors can now match any offer made to the pair by other
The Warriors, however, are expected to pursue Oklahoma City's
Kevin Durant, who could potentially take Barnes' small forward
position and force him to exit.
Barnes, 24, averaged a career-high 11.7 points last season but
struggled in the NBA Finals where Golden State lost to the
Ezeli, 26, has primarily been a backup center for the Warriors
and recorded 7.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
The Warriors were not the only team to be tinkering with their
roster on Wednesday with Orlando acquiring shooting guard Jodie
Meeks in a trade with the Detroit Pistons.
Orlando sent a future conditional second round pick in exchange
for Meeks, who was injured for much of last season and played
three regular season games.
He averaged 11.1 points for the Pistons in 2014-15.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Greg
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