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Matt Barnes | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/9/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 226
College: UCLA
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Matt Barnes was a no-show in Game 7, going scoreless with two rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and one turnover in 22 minutes.
Barnes committed four personal fouls in limited action and L.A.'s swingmen couldn't guard James Harden without fouling or even make a bucket -- Barnes, Jamal Crawford, J.J. Redick and Austin Rivers combined for 29 points on 11-of-36 shooting (30.6 percent). Sunday's dud shouldn't color fantasy owners' view of Barnes next season, as he was a sneaky late-round value thanks to 1.8 three-pointers with steady scoring, rebounds, steals, blocks and percentages. May 17 - 7:38 PM

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Matt Barnes briefly exited Tuesday's game to have his left ankle re-taped, but he returned to finish with five points on 1-of-8 shooting.

Barnes struggled from the field prior to his injury and his stat line was mediocre for fantasy purposes with only one 3-pointer, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes. J.J. Redick scored nine points on 3-of-12 shooting, Austin Rivers went 3-of-11 for eight points, and the Clippers will need more from this trio to close out the Rockets in L.A. on Thursday.
May 13 - 12:38 AM

Matt Barnes has been fined $50,000 for directing inappropriate language at a fan during game on May 6.

Barnes has been in the news for the wrong reasons because his reported argument with James Harden's mom. Barnes has also had some inappropriate language on Twitter and he's not the really the NBA's model citizen. That said, he deserves a lot of credit for his play in the postseason.
May 8 - 6:27 PM

Matt Barnes said on Friday he's been managing his own hamstring injury "since Chicago."

The last noteworthy injury news we had on Barnes was back on Mar. 21 and Barnes is basically saying he's been dealing with some sort of tightness in his hamstring since Mar. 1 when he played the Bulls. This is more of just a bookkeeping item for future reference and Barnes is good to go. Additionally, Barnes said Chris Paul told him that he's playing.
May 8 - 6:18 PM

Matt Barnes hit just 2-of-7 shots for six points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals before fouling out of Wednesday's loss.

He didn't hit a 3-pointer and just didn't have it tonight. He scored 20 in Game 1 and also had 17 points in Saturday's Game 7 win over the Spurs, so odds are he bounces back in Game 3 against the Rockets.
May 7 - 1:05 AM

Matt Barnes was everywhere in the Clippers' Game 1 win over the Rockets on Monday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting (including three treys) with five rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks in 42 minutes.

Barnes is a guy that the Clippers would love to rest up in a short series, but for now he's going to be a workhorse and especially while Chris Paul (hamstring) is out. The Rockets didn't exert any of their will on tonight's game and if they have any life in them this type of upside could vanish pretty quickly, and most certainly will when Paul returns.
May 5 - 1:09 AM

Matt Barnes (shoulder) had seven points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, one assist and two blocks in 28 minutes on Tuesday, as the Clippers lost Game 5 by a final score of 107-111.

Barnes' mildly sprained rotator cuff didn't seem to bother him tonight, and his playing time was mostly limited due to Doc Rivers' decision to roll with Jamal Crawford for longer stretches. Barnes was guilty of failing to box out during a missed free throw at the end of the game, essentially sealing the Spurs' win with an offensive board, but that shouldn't affect his role during Thursday's potential elimination game.
Apr 29 - 2:24 AM

Matt Barnes (sore right shoulder) will play on Tuesday in Game 5.

He had an ice pack on his shoulder and should be able to resume his normal role. In four games against the Spurs in the playoffs, Barnes averaged 5.3 points, 4.3 boards, 1.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 treys on 28.6 percent from the field in 28.0 minutes per game.
Apr 27 - 4:41 PM

Matt Barnes was hampered by fouls and a shoulder injury throughout Sunday's game, which he finished with only four points on 2-of-8 shooting, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

The bright side for L.A. is that Austin Rivers, Jamal Crawford and Glen Davis all played very well for the Clippers' much-maligned bench unit, contributing to an impressive 114-105 win in San Antonio. Barnes has been struggling to score this series (5.2 points per game on 28.6 percent shooting) but his versatility and infectious energy are key to the Clippers' success. He vowed to play in Game 5 despite dealing with a strained rotator cuff.
Apr 26 - 7:34 PM

Matt Barnes made 1-of-10 from the field for four points against the Spurs on Wednesday with 10 rebounds, one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

His defense was just as bad as his offense tonight. Simply put, Barnes will want to forget this game ASAP.
Apr 23 - 1:50 AM

Matt Barnes scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting (including three treys) with one rebound, one assist and one block in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Monday.

Barnes was dealing with swelling in his toe over the weekend and though the activity numbers may have reflected that tonight -- it's good to see him on the floor and playing through it. The Clippers will play Tuesday's game with the intention of winning to improve their seeding, and on a light night he's worth starting.
Apr 14 - 5:26 AM

Matt Barnes admitted that his divorce was a distraction earlier in the season.

"You have two hurt ex-husband and wives acting out in public and then there's kids involved," Barnes said. "It was a mess." Barnes has taken a step back in April after a torrid March, as he's averaging just 8.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 triples on 39.5 percent shooting, including 23.3 percent from downtown. Last month, Barnes shot 44.7 percent overall and 41.0 percent from behind the three-point line.
Apr 13 - 9:37 AM

Matt Barnes is dealing with a lot of swelling in his toe after Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

Barnes said his toe swelled up like a balloon and that it was a similar injury to the one he had in the playoffs last season. The Clippers obviously don't want him to carry an injury into the playoffs, so it's possible that he sees some time on the shelf. We will update his status once we know more, but we will consider him questionable for Monday's game vs. Denver. If Barnes misses time, J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford and Hedo Turkoglu would benefit. Barnes finished with nine points, five boards, two assists and one steal in 35 minutes vs. the Grizzlies.
Apr 12 - 1:23 AM

Matt Barnes left Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies with an apparent foot injury but will be able to return for the second half.

It was never expected to be anything serious, and it looks like he should be fine moving forward. We will have another update after the game.
Apr 11 - 11:10 PM

Matt Barnes said that Lakers' management, and not Kobe Bryant, is the reason the Lakers have become an unattractive destination for potential free agents.

"The reason people don’t want to go to the Lakers is because of management," said Barnes. "Kobe can be the scapegoat all they want but if you play hard, Kobe likes you. And if you bulls--- around, he doesn’t. It’s plain and simple." This year's Los Angeles Lakers squad will go down as the worst team in franchise history since moving to Los Angeles, which is a tough selling point for perspective free agents. With Kobe on his last legs, the Lakers franchise appears to be headed for some dark times.
Apr 9 - 4:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Lester Hudson
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3C.J. Wilcox
4Dahntay Jones
5Jordan Hamilton
SF1Matt Barnes
2Hedo Turkoglu
PF1Blake Griffin
2Glen Davis
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Spencer Hawes
3Ekpe Udoh