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NBA veteran Matt Barnes offered his opinion on Twitter, saying he thought Muhammad getting kicked out of the program was “BS,” that a grown man should be able to have a woman in his room if he wants, that the story was blown out of proportion and Muhammad now will enter the league with a “bad wrap” before he has played a game. Barnes doesn’t get it. He attended the program. He got through it without issue. It’s not about the rule. It’s about perception, about showing an ability to conform with a group and work as a team and not always snub your nose at authority. Las Vegas Review Journal

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Ramona Shelburne: Basically, Clippers just making sure on final few spots. Could be another Barnes left at the end and they want to leave door open Twitter @ramonashelburne

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The Clippers continue to shape up their roster, this time agreeing to bring back one of their own free agents. Free-agent Matt Barnes agreed Friday to a deal allowing the small forward to return to the team. This caps a busy week for the Clippers after getting Chris Paul to agree to re-sign on Tuesday and doing a trade on Wednesday to acquire J.J. Redick from the Milwaukee Bucks and Jared Dudley from the Phoenix Suns. Barnes will sign a three-year deal worth about $11 million, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the negotiations. The first two years of the contract will be guaranteed, the executives said. Los Angeles Times

Matt Barnes, according to a league source, is in the market for a full mini mid-level deal, and he'll likely sign with the Lakers or Clippers. Stephen Jackson is an intriguing candidate, but his salary has gone up every year he's been in the NBA. While Jackson might sacrifice some money this time around, $1.7 million sounds like a stretch. Another player to watch is Mickael Pietrus, whose name will be discussed among Knicks brass. Contrary to reports, the 31-year-old veteran was mostly healthy last season and has been impressive in recent pickup games. ESPN.com

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