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22 Matt Barnes SF
Height/Weight: 6-7/226 | Birthdate: 3/9/1980 | Birthplace: Santa Clara, CA | Team: Los Angeles Clippers | College: UCLA | NBA Experience: 11 | Owned/Started%: 37/20 | Average Draft Position: 150.77
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Clippers coach Doc Rivers would rest players down the season's stretch run


(3/24/2015) Clippers coach Doc Rivers recently indicated he would consider resting his key players during the 11 remaining regular-season games if he believes it will help during the playoffs, reports the L.A. Daily News.

Point guard Chris Paul has never played in all 82 games but has been in 71 so far this season. Paul will be 30 in May and Rivers said if a game off is best for the team's quarterback, then so be it.

“The 82 thing is an individual thing,” Rivers said of Paul’s goal to play all 82 games. “That does nothing for our team. If resting him at some point we feel is the best thing for him, then he’s going to have to take that hit.”

Starting small forward Matt Barnes is 35. Blake Griffin is five games into a return after being out five weeks with an elbow injury.

DeAndre Jordan has played in 311 consecutive regular-season games, the longest active streak in the league.

The Clippers currently hold the fifth spot in the Western Conference.

Clippers F Matt Barnes may play Friday vs. Wizards


(3/20/2015) F Matt Barnes participated in the Clippers shootaround today indicating there's a good chance he'll play tonight against the Wizards, according to the Orange County Register.

Barnes has been dealing with a hamstring issue he suffered during Sunday's game, forcing him to miss the last two games.

Barnes is averaging 10.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game this season.

The Clippers are 7-point favorites over the Wizards.


Clippers list Matt Barnes as out for Wednesday's game at Sacramento


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been ruled out of Wednesday's game at Sacramento, reports the team's official website.

Barnes is dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered during Sunday's game and prevented him from playing in Tuesday's game. Forward Hedo Turkoglu should see his minutes increase with Barnes sidelined.

The Clippers are 8 1/2-point favorites.


Clippers could add another SF due to Barnes injury


(3/18/2015) Coach Doc Rivers said the Clippers could add another small forward as insurance for the injured Matt Barnes, reports the Orange County Register.

Barnes suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's win against the Rockets. Barnes was seen noticeably limping around the court towards the end of the game.

Barnes is averaging 10.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game this season.

Clippers forward Matt Barnes out for Tuesday's game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Clippers small forward Matt Barnes will miss Tuesday's game against the Hornets with a hamstring injury, the team has announced.

Barnes, who is averaging 10.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, has been bothered by the injury for a few days. He was considered questionable for the contest. Hedo Turkoglu will replace Barnes in the starting lineup.

The Clippers are currently 10-point favorites.


Clippers forward Matt Barnes listed as questionable for Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Clippers forward Matt Barnes is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Hornets, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Barnes sustained a hamstring injury in Sunday's game and was seen noticeably limping around the court towards the end of the game. His hamstring has bothered him for the better part of a month, but has only forced him to miss two games. He is averaging 10.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game this season.


Clippers clear forward Matt Barnes (hamstring) to play Sunday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2015) The Clippers announced forward Matt Barnes will play in Sunday's game at Golden State.

Barnes has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury. In 58 games, Barnes is averaging 9.6 points and 4.0 rebounds.

The Clippers are 9-point underdogs.


Clippers' Matt Barnes, Jamal Crawford doubtful for Sunday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Clippers forward Matt Barnes and guard Jamal Crawford are doubtful for Sunday's game against the Warriors, according to ESPN. 

Barnes has missed the past two games due to a hamstring injury. Crawford sustained a calf injury during Monday's win against the Timberwolves. If Crawford misses another game, guard Austin Rivers is expected to receive more playing time. Replacing Barnes in minutes would be forward Glen Davis. 


Clippers rule Crawford (calf), Barnes (hamstring) out Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) The Clippers ruled guard Jamal Crawford and forward Matt Barnes out of Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers, the team announced.

Crawford suffered a right calf contusion during Monday's contest. Guard Austin Rivers is expected to see an increase in minutes with Crawford out. Meanwhile, Barnes has been dealing with a strained hamstring, which caused him to miss Monday's game. Forward Glen Davis could see an expanded role with Barnes sidelined.

The Clippers are pick 'em against the Blazers.


Clippers' Matt Barnes being cautious with hamstring


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/3/2015) Clippers small forward Matt Barnes spoke about the decision to hold him out of Monday's game against the Timberwolves, saying that the team was being cautious with his injured hamstring, NBA.com reports.

"It’s just something right now we want to play kind of cautious," Barnes said. "I don’t want this to linger on, especially, you know, we’re in the home stretch of the season right now. We have kind of a spaced out schedule which is kind of rare for us right now."

Barnes indicated that he would have played Monday had it been a playoff game after straining his hamstring the previous day.


Clippers F Matt Barnes out against Timberwolves


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Though he was listed officially as questionable, Clippers forward Matt Barnes will not suit up Monday against the Timberwolves. 

Clippers coach Doc Rivers told reporters during his media availability that Barnes is unlikely to play in Monday night's game. However, via the Orange County Register, Barnes said he'd play if Monday night was a playoff game, essnetially ruling himself out. 

Barnes sustained a right hamstring injury in Sunday's win over the Bulls. 

This season, Barnes has averaged 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 57 games. 


Clippers officially list Matt Barnes as questionable for Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Clippers forward Matt Barnes is considered questionable for Monday's game against the Timberwolves, according to ESPN.

Barnes suffered a right hamstring injury in Sunday's win, leaving his status for Monday in doubt. The veteran is averaging 9.7 points and 4.0 rebounds in 57 games this season.

The Clippers are currently 8 1/2-point favorites Monday.


Clippers' Matt Barnes strains hamstring, likely out on Monday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2015) Clippers SF Matt Barnes injured his right hamstring during Sunday's win over the Bulls. After the game, coach Doc Rivers said the hamstring was strained, and it was likely that Barnes wouldn't play in Monday's game at the Timberwolves. 

Barnes returned to Sunday's game after suffering the injury. He scored six points in 34 minutes. 


Clippers' Matt Barnes ejected from Cavaliers rout


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Clippers F Matt Barnes was ejected from a 105-94 loss to the Cavaliers on Thursday. 

Barnes picked up two technicals early in the third quarter, as the Cavaliers built a lead that would grow as large as 32 points. The Clippers were whistled for five technical fouls in the game, including four in a three-minute, six-second span in the third quarter.

Barnes picked up his first technical for shoving Kevin Love. Soon after, he was hit with a second technical foul, resulting in his ejection, for something he said to official Eric Lewis. Teammates had to restrain Barnes from going after Lewis. 

Barnes finished his night with four points on 2-of-5 shooting.

The Clippers next play Friday night at the Raptors. 


Clippers SF Matt Barnes to face Jazz Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Clippers small forward Matt Barnes said he would play Wednesday against the Jazz, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Barnes suffered a strained abdominal muscle in the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Nuggets, scoring 18 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He's averaged 9.8 points and 3.6 rebounds in 43 games.


NBA fines Clippers' Matt Barnes $25,000 for vulgar language


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) The NBA announced Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for directing inappropriate language toward a fan during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Suns.

Clippers' Barnes drops 18 points before aggravating abdominal injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Clippers forward Matt Barnes was great from the field Monday against the Nuggets, going 7 of 11 and finishing with 18 points. Unfortunately, it was not all good news for Barnes, who aggravated a strained abdominal muscle in the fourth quarter, according to the Associated Press.

Barnes scored in double figures Monday for the first time in four games. Although, he is averaging a season-best 12.5 points per game in 12 January appearances.


Clippers' Doc Rivers unclear on backup small forward position


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Clippers coach Doc Rivers is still trying to figure out who will fill in the backup small forward position. After trading Reggie Bullock to the Suns to acquire his son, Austin, Rivers left the door open to anyone being able to fill the void on Saturday.

"It could be anyone. It’s not that big of an issue for me. Reggie was playing 10 minutes a game," Rivers said. "We feel like we have enough guys who can cover for him."

The Clippers signed Dahntay Jones to a 10-day contract Wednesday and played five minutes in Saturday's win. Since the trade, however, starting small forward Matt Barnes has played 40 minutes per game, well above his normal 28.5 minutes.


Clippers SF Matt Barnes doubles up vs. Kings Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2015) Clippers small forward Matt Barnes matched a season high with 26 points on 10 of 15 shooting, including 4 of 9 shooting from behind the arc, while hauling in a season-high 10 rebounds in his team's 117-108 win over the Kings Saturday.

Barnes turned in his best line of the season, playing 40 minutes while posting his first double-double before fouling out late. He also chipped in three steals, one assist and one block in the win. The Clippers move on to face the Celtics Monday.


Farmar, Barnes to be game-time decisions for Clippers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2015) Clippers guard Jordan Farmar and forward Matt Barnes will be game-time decisions on Wednesday, according to the Orange County Register

Farmar was initially listed as doubtful due to a knee issue, but expressed optimism that he would play. Barnes is dealing with an illness. 


Clippers' Matt Barnes fined $25,000 for actions Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Clippers small forward Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle into the stands and directing profane language to fans in Friday's game, ESPN reports.

Barnes turned the ball over a season-high five times Friday but was able to bounce back in a big way Saturday, scoring a season-high 26 points. He's averaged 9.5 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21 games.


Clippers SF Matt Barnes scores season-high 26 vs. Bucks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2014) Clippers small forward Matt Barnes scored a season-high 26 points on 10 of 18 shooting, including 6 of 8 shooting from three-point range, in his team's 111-106 loss to the Bucks Saturday.

Barnes and J.J. Redick (25 points) managed to carry the offense on a night where the pair's three-point shooting was impeccable. Barnes, who hadn't topped 17 points in a game before Saturday, also kicked in two steals, one rebound and one block in 32 minutes. The Clippers take a two-game losing streak into Monday's meeting with the Pistons.


Clippers forward Matt Barnes fined $25,000 by league


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2014) Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for kicking a water bottle into the stands and cursing at fans Friday against the Wizards. 

Barnes will not be suspended and is in the lineup Saturday against the Bucks. 


Clippers' Matt Barnes will return to court Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) After missing Monday’s game with a calf injury, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said forward Matt Barnes will play Friday at Houston.

In 13 games, Barnes is averaging 9.4 points and 4.5 rebounds.


Clippers Reggie Bullock starts with Matt Barnes out


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Clippers guard Reggie Bullock will draw the start Wednesday as Matt Barnes has been ruled out with a calf strain, the team announced.

Bullock played 19 minutes Monday with Barnes sidelined but scored just three points. Barnes' next shot at playing will come Friday in Houston.