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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: 150.79
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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.


Clippers' Matt Barnes out Monday with calf injury


(11/24/2014) Clippers forward Matt Barnes will miss Monday's game against the Magic with a calf injury. Barnes has been playing through a sore calf, but could miss a couple games due to the injury.

Reggie Bullock will start for Barnes, who is averaging 7.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.  


Clippers SF Matt Barnes (calf) plays 19 minutes vs. Grizzlies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Clippers small forward Matt Barnes scored nine points on 4 of 6 shooting in 19 minutes in his team's 107-91 loss to the Grizzlies Sunday.

Barnes was probable to play in Sunday's game with a calf issue and drew the start but saw his lowest usage total of the season. He also managed two rebounds while knocking down one of his three attempts from behind the arc. The Clippers will look to bounce back Monday against the Hornets.


Clippers SF Matt Barnes dealing with sore calf


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Clippers small forward Matt Barnes is probable for his team's game against the Grizzlies Sunday with a sore calf, the Orange County Register reports.

Barnes started for the Clippers Thursday and played 25 minutes during his team's 110-93 win over the Heat. He scored nine points on 4 of 6 shooting, sinking one of his two attempts from three-point range.


Clippers SF Matt Barnes to return to lineup Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/15/2014) Clippers small forward Matt Barnes will return to the starting lineup Saturday against the Suns, the team announced.

Barnes was benched in favor of Jamal Crawford a week ago but still averaged 23.5 minutes over the last two games, both as a substitute. He has scored just 6.3 points per game while shooting 42.1 percent from the field.


Report: Clippers to start Jamal Crawford, bench Matt Barnes


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2014) The Clippers will start Jamal Crawford at small forward Saturday and send Matt Barnes to the bench, the Orange County Register reports.

Crawford has averaged 20.2 points in his four games while shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from three-point range. Barnes has fared far worse, averaging 6.4 points in five games while shooting just 37.5 percent from the field and 26.3 percent from three-point range.

Both of Barnes' shooting percentages are far below his career marks, so it's possible he'll eventually get things turned around, but it looks like the Clippers are content turning to Crawford to help jump start the offense.


Matt Barnes plays despite strep throat


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2014) Clippers forward Matt Barnes was able to play 29 minutes Wednesday against the Thunder, despite dealing with strep throat.  He scored seven points on 3 of 9 shooting, adding seven rebounds, three assists and a pair of blocks in a 107-101 loss.

Barnes has seen his production drop off a tad from last season, but not in a particularly drastic way. He is averaging 9.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in 60 appearances. 


Matt Barnes playing through strep throat


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Clippers forward Matt Barnes will be in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Thunder, despite dealing with strep throat, the Los Angeles Times reports. 

Matt Barnes drills six triples in win over Thunder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Clippers forward Matt Barnes caught fire from downtown on Sunday, knocking down six triples in his team's 125-117 victory over the Thunder in Oklahoma City.

Barnes was the second-leading scorer with 24 points on 8 of 14 shooting from the field, including 6 of 10 from downtown, and 2 of 2 from the free throw line. He also chipped in with seven rebounds, one assist and two steals while logging 33 minutes of game action. He is averaging 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists over his last five games.

Matt Barnes scores 10 points vs. Pistons


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Clippers forward Matt Barnes scored 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting in his team's 112-103 win over the Pistons Monday.

Barnes was probable to play Monday after suffering a swollen left thumb in his previous game. He also tallied five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 27 minutes of action. Barnes has averaged 7.2 points and 4.3 rebounds over 24 games played.


Three Clippers suffer injuries vs. Pacers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/18/2014) The Los Angeles Times reports that Clippers guards J.J. Redick Darren Collison, and Matt Barnes all suffered injuries in Saturday's loss to the Pacers in Indiana.

Redick has bruised left knee, Collison a sprained left big toe and Barnes a swollen left thumb. X-rays on Barnes' thumb came big back negative, according to ESPN. All three players are probable for Monday's game at Detroit.

Matt Barnes scores season-high 25 points vs. Mavericks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) Clippers forward Matt Barnes scored a season-high 25 points on 10 of 18 shooting, including 5 of 10 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 129-127 win over the Mavericks Wednesday.

Barnes played a season-high 30 minutes off the bench in the high-scoring win while contributing seven rebounds. He has averaged 7.3 points and 4.2 rebounds over 21 games played.


Matt Barnes scores 13 points in return vs. Nuggets


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Clippers forward Matt Barnes returned from a 16-game hiatus caused by a torn retina Saturday, scoring 13 points on 5 of 12 shooting, including 3 of 7 shooting from behind the arc, in his team's 112-91 win over the Nuggets.

Barnes played 22 mintues in the win while racking up three rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals in his return. He has averaged 6.7 points and 4.1 rebounds over nine games played.


Matt Barnes set to return Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) Clippers coach Doc Rivers revealed that forward Matt Barnes will return Saturday after a 16-game absence caused by a torn retina, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Barnes, who will wear clear goggles while on the court to protect his eyes, underwent multiple surgeries on the eye, which was injured on Nov. 18. He suited up for Wednesday's game but did not play.

"I had no plans on playing him [Wednesday]," Rivers said. "I told him, 'Listen, you just never know. I'll throw you in. I have no fear of that.' But I didn't want to. He worked out [Thursday]. We brought in four of the guys just to run him through stuff. Then he gets a real practice today. So that'll be good."

Barnes has averaged 5.9 points and 4.3 rebounds in eight games played this season.


Matt Barnes cleared to return Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2013) Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been cleared to return to action Wednesday provided he wears goggles on the court, the Los Angeles Times reports.

It's up to head coach Doc Rivers whether he wants to throw Barnes back into the fire immediately, but he's received clearance to play after undergoing three eye surgeries in the span of two weeks. He has averaged 5.9 points and 4.3 rebounds in eight games played.