Matt Barnes

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Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes Mar-2012.jpg
Barnes in March 2012
No. 22 – Los Angeles Clippers
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1980-03-09) March 9, 1980 (age 33)
Santa Clara, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Listed weight226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolDel Campo (Fair Oaks, California)
CollegeUCLA (19982002)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2003Fayetteville Patriots (D-League)
2003–2004Long Beach Jam (ABA)
2004Los Angeles Clippers
2004–2005Sacramento Kings
2005New York Knicks
2005–2006Philadelphia 76ers
20062008Golden State Warriors
2008–2009Phoenix Suns
2009–2010Orlando Magic
20102012Los Angeles Lakers
2012–presentLos Angeles Clippers
Stats at NBA.com
 
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Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes Mar-2012.jpg
Barnes in March 2012
No. 22 – Los Angeles Clippers
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1980-03-09) March 9, 1980 (age 33)
Santa Clara, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Listed weight226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High schoolDel Campo (Fair Oaks, California)
CollegeUCLA (19982002)
NBA draft2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro playing career2002–present
Career history
2002–2003Fayetteville Patriots (D-League)
2003–2004Long Beach Jam (ABA)
2004Los Angeles Clippers
2004–2005Sacramento Kings
2005New York Knicks
2005–2006Philadelphia 76ers
20062008Golden State Warriors
2008–2009Phoenix Suns
2009–2010Orlando Magic
20102012Los Angeles Lakers
2012–presentLos Angeles Clippers
Stats at NBA.com

Matt Kelly Barnes (born March 9, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

High school years

Barnes attended Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, where he was a letterman in football and basketball. He earned All-American, All-State, All-CIF, All-City, and All-League honors in each sport.[1]

College and professional career

After a college career at UCLA, Barnes was a second-round draft choice of the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2002 NBA Draft. He was then traded that summer along with Nick Anderson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Wesley Person, but was cut that October. He made his NBA debut with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2004, and signed with the Sacramento Kings later that year.

He was traded by the Kings halfway through the 2004–05 season along with Chris Webber to the 76ers, in exchange for Kenny Thomas, Corliss Williamson and Brian Skinner, though he never suited up for a game with them due to knee tendinitis. He was waived and then signed a free agent contract with the New York Knicks in the 2005 NBA offseason. He was waived by the Knicks during the 2005–06 season after playing six games. He was then claimed by the 76ers to serve a second stint in Philadelphia,[2] where he finished out the season.

Barnes signed with the Golden State Warriors before their first day of training camp in October 2006,[3] and has effectively raised his status in the league since joining the team. With struggling forward Mike Dunleavy, Jr. placed on the bench, Barnes was given more playing time by coach Don Nelson. On December 26, 2006, he hit 7 three-point field goals to tie a Warriors franchise record.[4] The record was broken later that season by Jason Richardson, who hit 8 three-pointers on March 29, 2007.[5] Barnes, a high-school All-American wide receiver, says that if he had not been signed by the Warriors he would have tried out for the NFL.[6]

Barnes with the Magic on March 2010

Before signing with Golden State, Barnes had only made 10 three-pointers in his career. In the 2006–07 season, he made 106. After joining Golden State, Matt's offense improved impressively, from 3 points a game in Philadelphia to 9.8, appearing in 76 games. He also added a strong 2007 post-season, with 11.1 ppg and 5.7 rpg in eleven playoff games and helped the #8 seed Warriors take down the #1 seed Mavericks in the 2007 playoffs.

On August 6, 2007, Barnes returned to the Warriors under a one-year contract.[7]

Barnes, along with teammates Stephen Jackson and Baron Davis, served as a Warriors team captain for the 2007–08 season.[8] He was not expected to return for the 2008–09 season.[9]

On July 22, 2008, Barnes signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.[10]

On November 14, 2008, Barnes was suspended for two games without pay for his role in a fight after a non-call foul on Rafer Alston.[11]

On July 23, 2009, Barnes signed a two-year deal with the Orlando Magic. Although he was able to opt out of his deal after the first year, Barnes stated that he would like to remain in Orlando.[12]

After the Magic were eliminated in the 2010 NBA Playoffs by the Boston Celtics, Barnes announced he would opt out of the final year of his contract.[13]

On July 23, 2010, he signed with the Lakers.[14] He signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in September 2012.[15] On October 31, 2012, the NBA suspended Barnes for one game.[16] In June 2013, Barnes was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Clippers.[17] On July 10, 2013, Barnes re-signed with the Clippers to a multi-year deal.[18]

Career transactions

Barnes with the Suns

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2003–04L.A. Clippers38919.1.457.154.7054.01.3.7.14.5
2004–05Sacramento43916.6.411.227.6033.11.3.7.23.8
2005–06New York6515.5.367.250.7504.01.0.7.04.3
2005–06Philadelphia50010.8.536.182.6741.9.4.3.13.0
2006–07Golden State762323.9.438.366.7324.62.11.0.59.8
2007–08Golden State731819.4.423.293.7474.41.9.7.56.7
2008–09Phoenix774027.0.423.343.7435.52.8.7.310.2
2009–10Orlando815825.9.487.319.7405.51.7.7.48.8
2010–11L.A. Lakers53019.2.470.318.7794.31.3.7.46.7
2011–12L.A. Lakers631622.9.452.333.7425.52.0.6.87.8
2012–13L.A. Clippers80425.7.462.342.7444.61.51.0.810.3
Career64018221.9.450.331.7304.51.7.7.47.7

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2007Golden State11330.0.450.422.7225.72.41.5.411.1
2010Orlando141423.3.400.375.8504.71.4.7.26.4
2011L.A. Lakers10013.1.395.167.5712.8.5.7.23.6
2012L.A. Lakers11016.8.271.161.5003.31.5.9.53.5
2013L.A. Clippers6027.0.545.412.8425.0.5.7.311.8
Career521721.8.411.328.7654.31.3.9.36.9

Personal

Barnes' younger brother Jason plays football for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League.

Barnes has twins with wife Gloria Govan, who appeared in VH1's Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives: LA.

Notes

  1. ^ "#23 Matt Barnes". UCLABruins.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  2. ^ Barnes re-signs with 76ers
  3. ^ Kings' Matt Barnes off to Golden State[dead link]
  4. ^ Davis (21 points, 16 assists) golden for Warriors in win
  5. ^ Hu, Janny (March 30, 2007). "J-Rich gets healthy vs. Suns, Guard sets team record for threes". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ Hu, Janny (December 14, 2006). "Barnes turns Warriors into believers". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Warriors Re-Sign Free Agent Forward Matt Barnes To Contract". NBA. August 6, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ New-look Jackson, Warriors aim to build on late playoff success
  9. ^ Hu, Janny (March 31, 2010). "Later Daze, Baron: Davis leaves Warriors for Clippers". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  10. ^ Greene, Josh (July 22, 2008). "Suns Ink Barnes to a One-Year Deal". Suns.com. NBA. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  11. ^ http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gQiCNnFelPNA2Xu_ztYJhpVd8t8AD94ET25O7[dead link]
  12. ^ "Twitter / Matt Barnes: @Magic_Mikey I wanna b w/t". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  13. ^ Pollakoff, Brett (May 31, 2010). "Orlando's Matt Barnes to Opt Out of His Contract, Become a Free Agent". NBA Fanhouse. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  14. ^ "Veteran Barnes signs with Lakers". ESPN. July 23, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  15. ^ CLIPPERS SIGN MATT BARNES
  16. ^ "Clippers' Barnes suspended for season opener". NBA. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  17. ^ Clippers Award Series – Matt Barnes
  18. ^ CLIPPERS SIGN MATT BARNES, DARREN COLLISON, RYAN HOLLINS AND CHRIS PAUL
  19. ^ NBA.com - Player Movement Central 2002
  20. ^ NBA Development League: 2002-03 NBDL Draft Board
  21. ^ NBA.com - Player Movement Central 2003
  22. ^ Clippers Place Simmons On IL; Sign Matt Barnes
  23. ^ Kings Acquire Corliss Williamson, Kenny Thomas, Brian Skinner; Chris Webber, Matt Barnes, and Michael Bradley Go to Philadelphia to Complete the Trade
  24. ^ Knicks Waive Barnes
  25. ^ 76ers Sign Free Agent Forward Matt Barnes
  26. ^ Swiat, Stefan (July 28, 2008). "Suns to Sign Free-Agent Forward Matt Barnes". Suns.com. NBA. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  27. ^ Magic Sign Matt Barnes

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