HoopsHype Matt Barnes rumors

February 21, 2014 Updates

No one on the plane was more nervous than Barnes, who signed a three-year deal worth about $12 million in the offseason to be with the Clippers and closer to home. Barnes actually took less so that the Clippers would also be able to sign Darren Collison to a two-year deal for about $2 million. Both players were in talks to be sent to the New York Knicks for Shumpert and Raymond Felton. "It's tough," Barnes said. "Any time you lose teammates and your team is your family it's tough to see those guys go, but for me personally I was sweating the whole time. Someone said the trade was official so I said, 'OK, I'm out of here' and then Blake [Griffin] said, 'No, I saw it's not official' so then I'm like, 'OK, maybe I'm not out of here.' " ESPN.com

February 20, 2014 Updates

Carmelo Anthony said last week that he was very interested in re-signing this offseason as long as the Knicks showed him a strong plan to become a title contender again. Making a big splash prior to the trade deadline would have been one way to impress Anthony. A source familiar with the circumstances said New York was "close" to a deal that would have brought a much-needed point guard Darren Collison and forward Matt Barnes in exchange for point guard Raymond Felton and shooting guard Iman Shumpert. But it didn't happen. The Knicks' brass might have to work some magic on draft night to impress Anthony before free agency begins. Yahoo! Sports

February 19, 2014 Updates

Arash Markazi: Matt Barnes on trade deadline: "I hear a lot of stuff." He said he hopes he's on Thursday's flight to Memphis. Twitter @ArashMarkazi

February 18, 2014 Updates
January 15, 2014 Updates

Matt Barnes: I met a guy on twitter a few days ago & he said his mom was battling cancer, he had set up a donation page trying to raise money to pay for her treatments, which I know first hand can be very expensive. I've donated the remainder of the money needed to reach there goal of 10k, now I ask you to help & make a donation! Here is a little bit of their story... Susan was diagnosed with cancer last year, & just when she thought it would possibly be her last treatment, the doctors said the cancer had spread. Susan has been undergoing an experimental treatment with chemo pills which have become extremely expensive. Darin is raising money to present the funds to his mom at a belated surprise bday party for her on Jan 31st. Thx for your time & support & 2gether hopefully we can find a cure.. @athletesvscancer @fightonclipper #FCancer #Ucla showing love to #USC Instagram

December 26, 2013 Updates
December 24, 2013 Updates

Matt Barnes: I appreciate the @NBA reviewing that call & downgrading the flagrant 2 to a flagrant 1.. Clearly I shouldn't have been thrown out of the game last night, BUT since I WAS thrown out, I ask for an explanation on the call & I get fined 25k??? #EvenWhenYouWinYouLose smfh! Twitter @Matt_Barnes22

December 23, 2013 Updates

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers was still searching for a reason why Matt Barnes was ejected with 56 seconds left in the third quarter of a 120-116 OT win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night. As Kevin Love drove to the basket, Barnes came over the top of him and fouled him hard, although replays showed his arms reaching for the basketball. After officials reviewed it, they upgraded his foul from a flagrant 1 to a flagrant 2 and ejected him. "They wouldn't give me an explanation," Rivers said. "First of all, it wasn't a flagrant 2. I didn't think it was a flagrant 1. He got mostly ball and he swung at it. My only problem with the way that was done, Blake's should have been looked at." ESPN.com

December 20, 2013 Updates
December 18, 2013 Updates

Wearing a pair of clear protective goggles, Matt Barnes participated in his first on-court activity with the Clippers in a month at Wednesday’s shootaround. “I’ve been cleared,” Barnes said. “I haven’t really got a chance to practice, so I don’t know how much I’ll play, but I’m cleared.” Barnes suffered a retinal tear in his left eye on Nov. 18 when he was inadvertently hit by Zach Randolph as the two chased down a loose ball. He has been sidelined since. Three eye surgeries, headaches and a month of waiting behind him, Barnes is anxious to get back, even if that means wearing goggles for a couple of weeks. “I hate them,” Barnes said of the eye-wear. “I just don’t like anything on my face, so it will be something to work through, but anything to get back on the court.” NBA.com

December 1, 2013 Updates
November 21, 2013 Updates

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