Matt Barnes

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Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes Mar-2012.jpg
Barnes in March 2012
No. 22 – Los Angeles Clippers
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1980-03-09) March 9, 1980 (age 34)
Santa Clara, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school Del Campo (Fair Oaks, California)
College UCLA (19982002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2003 Fayetteville Patriots (D-League)
2003–2004 Long Beach Jam (ABA)
2004 Los Angeles Clippers
2004–2005 Sacramento Kings
2005 New York Knicks
2005–2006 Philadelphia 76ers
20062008 Golden State Warriors
2008–2009 Phoenix Suns
2009–2010 Orlando Magic
20102012 Los Angeles Lakers
2012–present Los 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).

Early life

Barnes was born to a White mother and an African American father.[1] He 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.[2]

Barnes played four seasons of college basketball at UCLA where he was an All-Pacific-10 Honorable Mention selection in 2001.

Professional career

Barnes was selected with the 46th overall pick by 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 later joined the Fayetteville Patriots of the NBA D-League for the 2002–03 season and the Long Beach Jam of the ABA for the 2003–04 season.

In January 2004, he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. In October 2004, he signed with the Sacramento Kings. 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,[3] where he finished out the season.

Barnes signed with the Golden State Warriors before their first day of training camp in October 2006,[4] 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.[5] The record was broken later that season by Jason Richardson, who hit 8 three-pointers on March 29, 2007.[6] 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.[7]

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.[8]

Barnes, along with teammates Stephen Jackson and Baron Davis, served as a Warriors team captain for the 2007–08 season.[9] He was not expected to return for the 2008–09 season.[10]

On July 22, 2008, Barnes signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.[11]

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.[12]

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.[13]

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.[14]

On July 23, 2010, he signed with the Lakers.[15] He signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in September 2012.[16] On October 31, 2012, the NBA suspended Barnes for one game.[17] In June 2013, Barnes was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Clippers.[18] On July 10, 2013, Barnes re-signed with the Clippers to a multi-year deal.[19]

Career transactions

Barnes with the Suns

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games 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

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003–04 L.A. Clippers 38 9 19.1 .457 .154 .705 4.0 1.3 .7 .1 4.5
2004–05 Sacramento 43 9 16.6 .411 .227 .603 3.1 1.3 .7 .2 3.8
2005–06 New York 6 5 15.5 .367 .250 .750 4.0 1.0 .7 .0 4.3
2005–06 Philadelphia 50 0 10.8 .536 .182 .674 1.9 .4 .3 .1 3.0
2006–07 Golden State 76 23 23.9 .438 .366 .732 4.6 2.1 1.0 .5 9.8
2007–08 Golden State 73 18 19.4 .423 .293 .747 4.4 1.9 .7 .5 6.7
2008–09 Phoenix 77 40 27.0 .423 .343 .743 5.5 2.8 .7 .3 10.2
2009–10 Orlando 81 58 25.9 .487 .319 .740 5.5 1.7 .7 .4 8.8
2010–11 L.A. Lakers 53 0 19.2 .470 .318 .779 4.3 1.3 .7 .4 6.7
2011–12 L.A. Lakers 63 16 22.9 .452 .333 .742 5.5 2.0 .6 .8 7.8
2012–13 L.A. Clippers 80 4 25.7 .462 .342 .744 4.6 1.5 1.0 .8 10.3
2013–14 L.A. Clippers 63 40 27.5 .438 .343 .733 4.6 2.0 .9 .4 9.9
Career 703 222 22.4 .448 .333 .731 4.5 1.7 .7 .4 7.9

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007 Golden State 11 3 30.0 .450 .422 .722 5.7 2.4 1.5 .4 11.1
2010 Orlando 14 14 23.3 .400 .375 .850 4.7 1.4 .7 .2 6.4
2011 L.A. Lakers 10 0 13.1 .395 .167 .571 2.8 .5 .7 .2 3.6
2012 L.A. Lakers 11 0 16.8 .271 .161 .500 3.3 1.5 .9 .5 3.5
2013 L.A. Clippers 6 0 27.0 .545 .412 .842 5.0 .5 .7 .3 11.8
2014 L.A. Clippers 13 13 31.1 .421 .317 .684 4.5 1.8 .9 .2 9.4
Career 65 30 23.7 .414 .325 .747 4.3 1.4 .9 .3 7.4

Personal life

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.

References

  1. ^ Hoffarth, Tom (May 12, 2012). "Q and A: Lakers’ Matt Barnes can remember his mom through his Athletes vs. Cancer foundation". insidesocial.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "#23 Matt Barnes". UCLABruins.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved March 4, 2012. 
  3. ^ Barnes re-signs with 76ers
  4. ^ Kings' Matt Barnes off to Golden State[dead link]
  5. ^ Davis (21 points, 16 assists) golden for Warriors in win
  6. ^ Hu, Janny (March 30, 2007). "J-Rich gets healthy vs. Suns, Guard sets team record for threes". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  7. ^ Hu, Janny (December 14, 2006). "Barnes turns Warriors into believers". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Warriors Re-Sign Free Agent Forward Matt Barnes To Contract". NBA. August 6, 2007. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  9. ^ New-look Jackson, Warriors aim to build on late playoff success
  10. ^ Hu, Janny (March 31, 2010). "Later Daze, Baron: Davis leaves Warriors for Clippers". The San Francisco Chronicle. 
  11. ^ Greene, Josh (July 22, 2008). "Suns Ink Barnes to a One-Year Deal". Suns.com. NBA. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  12. ^ http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gQiCNnFelPNA2Xu_ztYJhpVd8t8AD94ET25O7[dead link]
  13. ^ "Twitter / Matt Barnes: @Magic_Mikey I wanna b w/t". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  14. ^ 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. 
  15. ^ "Veteran Barnes signs with Lakers". ESPN. July 23, 2010. Retrieved August 5, 2010. 
  16. ^ CLIPPERS SIGN MATT BARNES
  17. ^ "Clippers' Barnes suspended for season opener". NBA. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  18. ^ Clippers Award Series – Matt Barnes
  19. ^ CLIPPERS SIGN MATT BARNES, DARREN COLLISON, RYAN HOLLINS AND CHRIS PAUL
  20. ^ NBA.com - Player Movement Central 2002
  21. ^ NBA Development League: 2002-03 NBDL Draft Board
  22. ^ NBA.com - Player Movement Central 2003
  23. ^ Clippers Place Simmons On IL; Sign Matt Barnes
  24. ^ Kings Acquire Corliss Williamson, Kenny Thomas, Brian Skinner; Chris Webber, Matt Barnes, and Michael Bradley Go to Philadelphia to Complete the Trade
  25. ^ Knicks Waive Barnes
  26. ^ 76ers Sign Free Agent Forward Matt Barnes
  27. ^ Swiat, Stefan (July 28, 2008). "Suns to Sign Free-Agent Forward Matt Barnes". Suns.com. NBA. Retrieved August 8, 2010. 
  28. ^ Magic Sign Matt Barnes

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