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Who is Matt Kelly Barnes?

Who is Matt Kelly Barnes ? The basketball world knows Matt Barnes as an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

High school years

Barnes was born March 9, 1980, 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.[1]

College and professional career

After a college career at UCLA, Barnes was a second-round draft choice of 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 made his NBA debut with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2004, and signed with the Sacramento Kings later that year.
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,[2] where he finished out the season.
Barnes signed with the Golden State Warriors before their first day of training camp in October 2006,[3] 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.[4] The record was broken later that season by Jason Richardson, who hit 8 three-pointers on March 29, 2007.[5] 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.[6]


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.[7]
Barnes, along with teammates Stephen Jackson and Baron Davis, served as a Warriors team captain for the 2007–08 season.[8] He was not expected to return for the 2008–09 season.[9]
On July 22, 2008, Barnes signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.[10]
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.[11]
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.[12]
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.[13]
On July 23, 2010, he signed with the Lakers.[14] He signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in September 2012.[15] On October 31, 2012, the NBA suspended Barnes for one game.[16] In June 2013, Barnes was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Clippers.[17]

Career transactions




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
Career
640 182 21.9 .450 .331 .730 4.5 1.7 .7 .4 7.7

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
Career
52 17 21.8 .411 .328 .765 4.3 1.3 .9 .3 6.9

Personal

Barnes' younger brother Jason plays football for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League.
Barnes has twins with wife Basketball Wives and Basketball Wives: LA.att Barnes of the Los Angeles





Gloria Govan, who appeared in VH1's

On November 13, 2013 Barnes was angry and frustrated after his ejection, when he tried to break up a fight between Blake Griffin ans Ibaka. Barnes soon as he got to the locker room, he took that anger and frustration straight to Twitter with an ugly tweet in which he ripped his teammates with a racial slur.
Barnes quickly deleted the tweet, in which he wrote: “I love my teammates like family, but I’m DONE standing up for these [n----as]! All this [expletive] does is cost me money..” but the impact of his word caused controversy, not because of such a poor use of wording!
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