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Matt Barnes | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 226
College: UCLA
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Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 on Tuesday for "directing inappropriate language toward a fan" during Sunday's game vs. Suns.
He had some choice words for a fan after receiving a technical foul during Sunday's game, and this is nothing new for Barnes. In fantasy related news, Barnes left Monday's game against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain, and he is expected to be re-evaluated on Wednesday. If Barnes is forced to sit, Jamal Crawford would be the primary beneficiary. Jan 27 - 4:23 PM

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Matt Barnes left Monday's game against the Nuggets with an abdominal strain.

Barnes suffered the strain in the fourth quarter of Monday's win and will be looked at again on Wednesday. Head coach Doc Rivers said the team won't panic if Barnes misses any time, so we'll have to update this situation as more news becomes available. If Barnes misses any games, Jamal Crawford would see the biggest boost in his fantasy value.
Jan 27 - 9:48 AM

Matt Barnes hit 7-of-11 shots (including two threes) for 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

Barnes hit just 1-of-9 shots on Sunday and bouncing back nicely owners have to be fairly happy about their pickup. He has been dealing with an ab strain but didn't show any signs of it tonight, as he sits on a month of top 40-60 production.
Jan 27 - 1:13 AM

Matt Barnes couldn't find the range vs. Phoenix, shooting 1-of-9 from the field for four points in 26 minutes of action.

He helped fantasy owners in other ways, fortunately, adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals during the Clippers' 120-100 road win. Barnes tends to run hot and cold but overall he's a steady top-100 value with averages of 9.8 points, 1.7 threes, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocks, in addition to typically solid FG and FT percentages.
Jan 25 - 9:52 PM

Matt Barnes cooled off against the Celtics on Monday with three points, three rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

Besides the empty scoring, it's a solid line from Barnes. He came in red hot with a 26-point game on Saturday and the minutes are still there for Barnes, so there's no need to worry. He is worth owning in standard leagues with less competition for his minutes.
Jan 19 - 6:47 PM

Matt Barnes made 10-of-15 from the field for 26 points against the Kings on Saturday with 10 rebounds, one assist, one block, three steals and four 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

Apparently, Matt Barnes and James Harden switched bodies tonight. Although, Barnes has played very well over his last five, averaging 15.8 points, 6.8 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.6 triples in 36.8 minutes. He has to be picked up while he's this hot.
Jan 18 - 2:19 AM

Matt Barnes scored 17 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with eight rebounds and one assist in Friday's home loss to the Cavs.

Barnes has been rolling lately and he should be in most, if not all lineups. Over the past seven games he's averaging 13.0 points, 2.4 threes, 4.4 boards, 1.0 combined steals and blocks, and marks of 49.2 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line.
Jan 17 - 3:10 AM

Matt Barnes looked good again on Saturday with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He's caught fire in his past five games, making 2.6 triples per outing with 13.0 points, 3.6 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocks. Barnes is not going to win you a league or anything unless the Clippers have an injury, but he is worth a look in standard leagues while he's going strong.
Jan 10 - 6:51 PM

Matt Barnes played through an illness and hit 6-of-12 shots and five 3-pointers for 19 points, three rebounds and a block in Wednesday's 114-89 win over the Lakers.

While none of those stats are a season high for Barnes, he has been playing well lately, averaging 12.0 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.6 steals, 1.2 blocks and 2.8 3-pointers over his last five games. If that fits your needs, give him a look.
Jan 8 - 2:43 AM

Matt Barnes (illness) will play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

He is under the weather and his minutes might be in check. Barnes is a low-end fantasy play, but his inconsistency has been a killer.
Jan 7 - 9:52 PM

Matt Barnes (llness) is questionable to play against the Lakers on Wednesday.

The Clippers would likely use a lot of three-guard lineups with Barnes out and could start Reggie Bullock in his place. Check back for an update in about 30 minutes, but there are not many fantasy implications.
Jan 7 - 9:07 PM

Matt Barnes was productive with 13 points, two rebounds, two assists, three blocks and three treys in Monday's win over the Jazz.

Barnes was in the midst of a three-game slump so this buys him a reprieve with owners, as he levels out as a top-150 play over the past two weeks. He has a nice fantasy stat set and though he's not a must-own player, he has a nice mid-to-late round upside that owners shouldn't be afraid to take a chance on.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 02:32:00 AM

Matt Barnes struggled in Tuesday's road loss, scoring six points on 1-of-6 shooting with one 3-pointer, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

He played only 21 minutes and has been lousy over L.A.'s past three games, averaging 3.3 points on 23.1 percent shooting, 0.3 triples, 3.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.0 blocks. That three-game slump comes on the heels of a productive stretch during which he managed mid-round value.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:42:00 AM

Matt Barnes scored just four points against the Spurs on Monday during a 125-118 loss with four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

He's not going to light up the scoring column, so nights like this are going to happen. If there's a player you don't think will last on the wire for long, it's not a bad idea to drop Barnes due to his inconsistent ways.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:34:00 AM

Matt Barnes did not score against the Bucks on Saturday with five rebounds and four assists.

He had 16 points on Friday and went the other way tonight. Barnes was putting up No. 65 fantasy value over the past two weeks, so there is enough upside to cut him some slack unless it's to grab a hot free agent.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 01:37:00 AM