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no1wammy
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And guess where Ryan Gomes going to: the Bobcats. Also on ESPN Insider (separate article).

TheDude
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Alert the press, Michael Jordan has officially become the biggest idiot not just in the NBA but on the whole planet. Who in their right mind would sign Gomes!!!!!

ClipperB23
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^ I feel very bad for Bobcat fans

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http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/features/rumors/_/date/20120913#27011[/ url]

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Anybody with insider care to post the article?

sfernald
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NBA training camps are set to begin in less than three weeks (Oct. 2) and free agent swingman Matt Barnes remains unsigned. Problem is, whether due to lack of money or roster space, there aren't many teams out there still looking to add a veteran small forward.

ESPNNewYork.com's Jared Zwerling reported yesterday that talks between the New York Knicks and Barnes broke down, but the news isn't all bad for the 32-year-old Barnes.

Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com reported late Wednesday that the Clippers are closing in on a deal for Barnes that could be completed by the end of the week.

Barnes would give the Clips yet another veteran option to go with Grant Hill (turns 40 next month) and 32-year-old Caron Butler at the 3. Barnes has played on eight teams during his nine-year NBA career, including all five members of the Pacific Division.

LobAngelesBlakers
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Although Barnes would not make my top 15 players to make an NBA Team with, it is a breath of fresh air to have some more grit. Moreover (and for selfish reasons), I am glad to hear some actual news. For the past few weeks, all that people have been doing in the news is recapping last season and telling us the "history" of this team coming together. It feels like every article I have read they feel the need to tell the reader how important Chris Paul is, and while I totally agree, it is kind of boring to re-read the obvious over and over again. So, reading something like "Matt Barnes to the Clippers" is kind of nice lol.

Am I wrong about the recycled article lately?

sfernald
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I haven't seen much of anything, even a bad, dry article about the clippers would be appreciated at this point. I feel like I'm lost in a dry, dry desert, searching for any bball related news, but finding only sand and cactus.

ArtClip
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I hope we don't sign him. There is a reason why he has been bouncing around the league. C'mon 8 different teams in 9 years, that's something to be worried about in my opinion. His "hustle" is easily replaceable and so are his numbers, the team needs chemistry and he is not going to help us achieve that with all the drama he carries. And why would we sign him and give him an opportunity after all the trash he talked about our team last year?

fattner
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No no no plz no !! We can do better trade him to bobcats for Gomes !! Lol

pageC4
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Agreed, the only thing the guy is really useful for is as an enforcer, but even that role is diminished because he is buddies with the roster of our mortal enemy

CP3Best
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You guys should look at his stats not his words, plus he said HE wants to come here, and what other player as good as him would we get for the vet min?

BACON
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Watch Gomes suddenly start playing. LOL.

Shinob
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did we have to drop travis? or did we have a spot open?

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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Basketbal wise i like. He boosts our already extremely deep bench, especially if Caron, Hill or Odom go down with injuries. Personality wise not so much. He is the guy that started 'Flop City'

clipperAndrew
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Was Listening to ESPN 710 an little bit ago and John Ireland was praising our bench and said we have the best bench in the league. Pretty shocking, but cool.

FightOnRon
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Clips always leave an open spot on their roster,,it would appear they may fill that and break with tradition.

They haven't actually signed Barnes,,yet. the Insider article was someone just parroting Ramona Shelburne's rumor article about this singing which MAY happen by tomorrow.

JamFan
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All I got to say is..............ENFORCER. Let them try to HackaBlake when he is in the air for a dunk and watch Barnes come into the game a few minutes later to get a little payback.

Paolo310
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JamFan you all of sudden got me on the bus of having Barnes now.

A7XDreamTheaterClipps
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Not sure if Matt Barnes will be any more of an enforcer as Kmart and Reggie were. And they still didnt do too much enforcing

TheThinkingSomething
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I think that Matt Barnes is cursed. I don't want him on my team. Yes, I know I am being irrational.

tense2
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"Yes, I know I am being irrational"....thanks for being honest with that rational realization, lol.

CP3Best
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Guys this is an awesome pickup just look at his stats, and tell me what other player on this team is that good for the vet min!

Clipperfn4lf
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Barnes is 6'8 130lbs he is more of a verbal enforcer than a physical one

mj_shoefanatic
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Welcome back to Clipper Nation Matty B! 8)

Not bad for a 3rd string SF behind Hill/Butler.

A huge upgrade over the dead homie Ryan Gomes.

BTW MJ is a terrible GM. lol

CP3Best
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How could MJ recycle Gomes, I feel bad for both of them!

CP3Best
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He's 230 lbs not 130 you dumbass!

P.S. Sorry for the language, just always wanted to say that!

Grillinnap
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So is he gonna bow down to Blake and apologize to him?

CP3Best
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DID MWP to Bryant, probably gonna sit down after everyone's left the locker room and be like, Hey Blake, you know last season, I didn't really meant what I said right? Blake goes like, Yeah don't worry about it, awkward moment and they leave!

-GeoffClankinsDaddy-
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wtf??? im 6"2 and 170!

BTW **** MATT BARNES ! Wont cheer for that scum even in the red white and blue **** him! repeat

-GeoffClankinsDaddy-
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well jus saw hes 230 nvm

Grillinnap
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CP3Best wrote:
Clipperfn4lf wrote:
Barnes is 6'8 130lbs he is more of a verbal enforcer than a physical one

He's 230 lbs not 130 you dumbass!

P.S. Sorry for the language, just always wanted to say that!

No, he's right. Matt Barnes' latest pic:

Clippers_FTW
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Hated him when he said "Flop City" .. would welcome him with open arms if he came here... Just like I hate Lebron James.... If he came here I would love him. Its all a part of being a fan of a team.

Keatonsays
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Matt Barnes would be a great pick up for us. His greatest strength offensively was one of our biggest weaknesses last season, that being cutting to the basket. Too often last season, we saw players just standing around waiting for CP3 or Blake to make something happen. Matt Barnes gets the majority of is points from cutting to the basket and hustle plays, so his signing would definitely help us improve in that area.

He's a great rebounder for a 3, and brings a level of toughness and tenacity that is otherwise absent from our squad. His defense is top notch, and he's been a very strong contributor for all 8 of the teams he's played for in his career.

He has a good amount of playoff experience, though he didn't play particularly well in last seasons playoffs, but we don't need as much out him as the Lakers did last season. Barnes was basically the 6th man for the Lakers last season, where with us, he's more like the 9th or 10th man.

Having him on the team, especially for the veterans minimum, can only help us at this point. This would be a great first move as the official GM for Gary Sacks.

p.s. I've always viewed Matt Barnes as kind of a Basketball Mercenary. He does all the dirty work for whatever team hires him, stays for a year or so and then moves on to the next job. It's always good to have a player like that, who's willing to do all the things that other players aren't. I hope this becomes official.

Keatonsays
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He wasn't much of a contributor in his earlier years, but since his stint with the Warriors, he has proven himself to be a solid player for each team he's played with since.

clipperAndrew
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I love this video haha

Say what you will about Kobe, but is badass....Also pretty cool Barnes sticking to him,

CP3Best
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That was tight from Kobe!

Voyeur
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Holy Crap! We're getting THAT guy? After all that "flopping" crap?

Hmmm....well....maybe that's okay. Barnes is one of those guys I can't stand, but may not mind so much if he's on OUR side.

ekker3
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i remember a few years ago, i went to a preseason game and people started the "fire dunleavy" chant before tipoff. it was so quiet, dunleavy and the whole clippers bench turned around. i shouted to sit down and shut up. cant stand people that boo their own team...especially at the start of the season when things felt fresh.

but matt barnes? dude, im gonna boo that guy SOOOOOO LOUD. and if CP tells me to shut it, ill boo him too. (ok probably not).

i CANNOT STAND matt barnes. didnt like him in his first stint with us either.

tense2
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Sounds like a personal problem....oh well, boo to your hearts content.

P.S.

Barnes has been the 2nd best rebounding SF for the last 2 years....that's right better than Lebron. Smile

-GeoffClankinsDaddy-
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tense2 wrote:
ekker3 wrote:
i remember a few years ago, i went to a preseason game and people started the "fire dunleavy" chant before tipoff. it was so quiet, dunleavy and the whole clippers bench turned around. i shouted to sit down and shut up. cant stand people that boo their own team...especially at the start of the season when things felt fresh.

but matt barnes? dude, im gonna boo that guy SOOOOOO LOUD. and if CP tells me to shut it, ill boo him too. (ok probably not).

i CANNOT STAND matt barnes. didnt like him in his first stint with us either.

Sounds like a personal problem....oh well, boo to your hearts content.

P.S.

Barnes has been the 2nd best rebounding SF for the last 2 years....that's right better than Lebron. Smile

what are you smoking?? or am i to highh?

matt barnes rpg: 5.5

lebron : 7.9

how does this make sense

ClipperB23
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Trust me ekker, I hated the guy too up until yesterday when I heard he might join our team. Anyone who wears a Clippers jersey has my full support, even Matt Barnes!

tense2
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http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... ema02.html

http://www.basketball-reference.com/pla ... sle01.html

Maybe you need to start smoking, lol.....look at the Per 36 minutes and total rebounding %.

clippermitch
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Having Hill and Barnes could be doom for Caron if DTS goes back to his cheap ways and decides he doesn't want to go over the luxury tax.

Caron has 2 years/$16M left and would probably be the only tradeable asset we have outside of Blake and CP. CP will get paid next summer and we'll be way over the cap.

DJ better show improvement this year or he'll be sent packing with his $11M a year deal.

tense2
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^Hopefully DTS is getting smarter and will find a way to rid ourselves of Butler in a trade after this year.

ClipperB23
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^ I love Caron Butler, I'd hate to see us trade him. 8 mil a year for a guy his age is a little pricy I agree, but he played his heart out even when he had a finger injury in the playoffs. Last year wasn't his best season but he'll bounce back, Caron's a hard worker and a great teammate.

tense2
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Yep, but his best days are behind him unfortunately. Hopefully he can have a better year than last.

CP3Best
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DTS ain't going cheap when he sees a championship ready for the taking!

no1wammy
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UPDATE: Deal is signed! Matt Barnes will officially be a Clippers today. Video from Clippers Official Website is forthcoming.

insider [dot] espn [dot] go [dot] com [slash] nba [slash] features [slash] rumors [slash] _ [slash] date [slash] 20120914#27011

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