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Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes
Position: F-G
Born: 03/09/80
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:226 lbs. / 102.5 kg.
Salary: $6,125,000
Matt Barnes talked about his discussions with the Clippers during free agency in a podcast interview with JJ Redick. JJ Redick: Earlier in the summer before free agency, I spoke with Doc [Rivers] about you in hopes that we would bring you back. And I know that you guys had communicated a little bit during free agency. Was there any sort of avenue that we could have got you back? Matt Barnes: Yeah. It was an interesting situation. You know me well enough on and off the court to know that my last season with you guys when we beat the Spurs in the playoffs and lost to Houston, it was a bad year for me off the court from the standpoint that I was going through a divorce. Off the court, I was a little on edge, as far as my moods being up and down, and Doc and I just happened to clash. (…) Even though we got mad at each other, it was really still an open line of communication. Being traded to Memphis, I called him during the season just because I felt bad about how things went down. We had a good conversation, I apologized, he apologized and we pretty much buried the hatchet.
JJ Redick: But you weren’t willing necessarily to take the minimum… Matt Barnes: I definitely wasn’t going to take it. Especially with the way the money was going out. And this is not a knock to anyone out here listening because I realize that I’m blessed but I still feel I’m underpaid at $6 million, especially with the contracts guys are getting today. So I ended up taking $6.5 million from Sacramento and Wesley basically got $6.5 million from the Clippers.
Matt Barnes: Racism is alive & if you don’t believe that, most likely you’re part of the problem! I’m sure you Donald Chump supporters will find a reason to justify this shooting as well.. #ItsACrimeToBeBlackInAmerica #BlackLivesDONTMATTERTOSOMECOPS

Baron Davis is trying to return to the NBA too and Derek Fisher is open to the idea. Have you been in contact with them or any other player who is looking for an NBA comeback? Stephen Jackson: First, I don’t talk to Derek Fisher. He’s not my type of guy. Matt Barnes is my buddy. I really don’t believe in playing with a guy… You know two or three years on a team and then dating his wife. That’s just something NBA players don’t do. I never believed in that. He went against the code 100 percent. On the other hand, Baron is my brother, we talk every day. We’ve been close friends since we were 16 years old. I really think Baron Davis could come back to the NBA. Baron was dominant for a long time in the league.
Amid new rumors of Derek Fisher possibly returning to the NBA as a player, Barnes opened up about their well-documented brawl over the former Knicks coach’s romantic relationship with Barnes’ ex-wife, Gloria Govan. “To be honest with you, whether the NBA fines me or not, I’m a man and I’m gonna do what a man’s gonna do,” the 6-foot-7 swingman said Wednesday on “Brown and Scoop” on CBS Radio’s “I’m a man and to me that was 100 percent wrong, so I reacted on it. So that doesn’t make me a bad person. I think any real man would’ve done the same thing that I did.”
Storyline: Barnes-Fisher Incident