HoopsHype Matt Barnes rumors

February 24, 2014 Updates

While Shumpert's injury did not deter the Thunder, it did kill the Knicks' hopes of sending him to Los Angeles. Clippers coach Doc Rivers really wanted Shumpert, sources say, and Rivers was willing to do a deal that would have sent Darren Collison, Matt Barnes, Byron Mullens and two second-round picks to New York for Shumpert, Felton and Beno Udrih. But Clippers owner Donald Sterling and others within the organization were hesitant to bet on Shumpert after seeing him go down in Wednesday's game at New Orleans, according to sources. ESPN.com

February 21, 2014 Updates

With each minute that extended past their scheduled departure time, the tensions began to grow as players who were rumored to be traded, refreshed the Twitter pages on their smart phone and checked text messages. "The plane was a sweatbox today," said Matt Barnes, who was prominent in trade talks with the New York Knicks for Iman Shumpert. "It's just a business and it's tough. We sat on that plane for almost two hours looking around in silence, looking at Twitter. "No one was really talking. We were looking around and the captain said [the delay was caused by] bad weather and we're like, 'Yeah, bulls---, we're waiting for that trade deadline.' I'm just glad it's over. ESPN.com

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

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