ESPN Insider: Barnes Impressing Clippers

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no1wammy
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1. Copy-paste this into your web browser's address bar: insider [dot] espn [dot] go [dot] com [slash] nba [slash] features [slash] rumors [slash] _ [slash] date [slash] 20121022#925441255 2. Replace all [dot] with a real dot (.) and [slash] with a forward slash (/). Looks like the veteran's minimum of Matt Barnes is paying off. He'll be used more for the regular season, saving Grant Hill for special battles and for the playoffs (primarily, the Lakers, Thunder, Spurs, and defending champions Miami Heat). ....

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http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/features ... #925441255

insignificant
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hes impressing me for sure. lets hope it translates into the season

PleaseSellDTS
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Love Barnes for what he brinbgs during the REGULAR season. If patterns hold, dont plan on him giving much during the POs. I think thats the main reason he is no longer a Laker. ....

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FightOnRon
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Since first busting out with the "We Believe" Golden State Warriors in 2006-07, Matt Barnes has played for Phoenix, Orlando and, most recently, the Los Angeles Lakers. Barnes inked a one-year deal with the Clippers in September, a move maybe overshadowed by the team's additions of Grant Hill and Lamar Odom, but early indications are he may have finally found a home. Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times points out that the veteran swingman is averaging 12.4 points in five preseason....

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Clippers_FTW
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He's impressing me too!

clipper*joe
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Can you say 6th man candidate?

/rings the village bell

Clippers_FTW
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Big time.

Phu7
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1. Copy-paste this into your web browser's address bar: insider [dot] espn [dot] go [dot] com [slash] nba [slash] features [slash] rumors [slash] _ [slash] date [slash] 20121022#925441255 2. Replace all [dot] with a real dot (.) and [slash] with a forward slash (/). Looks like the veteran's minimum of Matt Barnes is paying off. He'll be used more for the regular season, saving Grant Hill for special battles and for the playoffs (primarily, the Lakers, Thunder, Spurs, and defending champions Miami Heat).
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no1wammy
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Yes, you have to. Topbuzz won't convert any of my you-know-whats to clickables. Hell, I'm even forbidden to use that word because then the forum parameters will think I'm trying to cheat the system. I'm supposed to have 95 posts before I can do what Insignificant just did for me. ....

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clipperAndrew
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The guy needs to start until Billups is back!

LAC_12
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He is looking pretty good... although I still don't like his attitude and immaturity... he may be that spark that we need. He is fitting very well with the team and seems like there is a weird feeling, but good basketball chemistry with few Clips and him. I think CP3 is quite fond of Barnes on the court as well. ....

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CapsNClips
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Barnes would be the perfect sarting SG because we have enough slashers on the bench which would make our plays too predeictable so if we can have slashers, 3 pointers, play makers, dunkers, and leaders both on the starting 5 and bench it will make Vinny look like a Offensive Wizard. ....

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StrictClip69
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Can you copy & paste the article on this forum? I don't have insider so the link doesn't work for me. thanks. ....

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jarca
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Barnes will succeed since he's a hustle guy that just runs the floor and slash to the basket. We have good passers in this team that can find him ....

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LAC_12
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Barnes would be the perfect sarting SG because we have enough slashers on the bench which would make our plays too predeictable so if we can have slashers, 3 pointers, play makers, dunkers, and leaders both on the starting 5 and bench it will make Vinny look like a Offensive Wizard.
Good recognition. I don't know if I would promote Barnes, but this sure as hell is a good argument. ....

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CapsNClips
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Barnes would be the perfect sarting SG because we have enough slashers on the bench which would make our plays too predeictable so if we can have slashers, 3 pointers, play makers, dunkers, and leaders both on the starting 5 and bench it will make Vinny look like a Offensive Wizard.
Good recognition. I don't know if I would promote Barnes, but this sure as hell is a good argument. The only problem with that rotation in my eyes is that CP3....

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LAC_12
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Maybe until his recovery in late Nov./early Dec.

tense2
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He's ok.

mj_shoefanatic
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Hope he(barnes) gets the start on Wed night. Smile

ArtClip
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I was one of those who didn't want him here, but he has proven all of us that he can be a great pickup and possibly, along Crawford, could be a 6th man of the year contender. ....

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JoeClipplet
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Yeah I didn't like him at all but now... wow, I didn't realize he was THIS good. To me, it just *FEELS* like he's in the right team... ....

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Voyeur
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I hated this guy when we had to play against him...I love him now. LOL He's energetic, active, a terrific rebounder, excellent defender. A good guy to have on our side. ....

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CapsNClips
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I hated this guy when we had to play against him...I love him now. LOL He's energetic, active, a terrific rebounder, excellent defender. A good guy to have on our side.
Kobe? is that you? ....

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CP3Best
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Kobe whooooooo? Are you stilll referring to the nonexistent fud of who is better Meeks or JCross? Well let me put it to you this way: JCross>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Meeks just because JCross is the leading scorer of the Western Conference this preseason! ....

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bullterrierclipsfan1349
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i think barnes is a better player coming off the bench than starting. however i have been impressed with the guy. looks happy to be a clipper. he brings grit and a defensive presence to this team. good job front office. ....

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ClipsGForce
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Now if only Lamar was the same thing and impress the heck of us.

bullterrierclipsfan1349
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with this depth, the clips can afford to wait on the guy. odom will be key come playoff time though

Timmy2
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Sick. He's not amazing though

CP3Heliflopter
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This guy is such a ridiculous steal at the vet min. How many players who are getting the vet min are better? I can't think of anyone. He is pretty much a starter quality player on some teams. ....

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CP3Best
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Man he is awesome on cuts, but I have a question... Why doesn't he dunk?

no1wammy
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He did dunk:

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I would start barnes at the 2 spot over willie green. Especially if Hill is ready to play. Willie green hasn't shot from the outside well and Barnes is hitting his threes. Barnes plays good defense and hustles we have plenty of guys that can put the ball in the basket. A player that brings a toughness and good defense should be on the court. ....

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TheDude
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Barnes has been great and he'll be valuable when the pressure is on. Playing with Kobe and having that dark shadow over you every single day has to toughen you up. He's playing very well but no matter what he does he's still our 3rd string SF and no better than our 4th best wing overall. We'll get injuries just like every other team, there's no team in the league that is more ready to reload than us. Barnes would....

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Cliptonyte
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He has impressed me too. I knew he was underrated, but he's been better than I imagined.

tense2
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Barnes has been great and he'll be valuable when the pressure is on. Playing with Kobe and having that dark shadow over you every single day has to toughen you up. He's playing very well but no matter what he does he's still our 3rd string SF and no better than our 4th best wing overall. We'll get injuries just like every other team, there's no team in the league that is more ready to reload than us. Barnes would....

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I mean could there have been a better pickup?? Matt Barnes Skill set is EXACTLY what we needed. Somebody who makes the right cuts at the right times, doesn't just stand around on offense, plays defense, chases after loose balls, hit's 3's, enforces for our stars, and he does it all for the Vets Minimum. What a bargain!! None of us should be surprised either, Matt Barnes had done this for every team he's played for since Golden State so....

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CP3Best
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I think next year it'll be time to clean up the guys we don't want and offer bigger contracts to who delivers in the playoffs! I still think we'll be able to retain most of them. I don't think that Turiaf and Hollins will get more playing time somewhere else. I wonder how odom will do, because if he doesn't deliver, we got lots of cash to play with! ....

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mj_shoefanatic
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I would start barnes at the 2 spot over willie green. Especially if Hill is ready to play. Willie green hasn't shot from the outside well and Barnes is hitting his threes. Barnes plays good defense and hustles we have plenty of guys that can put the ball in the basket. A player that brings a toughness and good defense should be on the court.
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PleaseSellDTS
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I mean could there have been a better pickup?? Matt Barnes Skill set is EXACTLY what we needed. Somebody who makes the right cuts at the right times, doesn't just stand around on offense, plays defense, chases after loose balls, hit's 3's, enforces for our stars, and he does it all for the Vets Minimum. What a bargain!! None of us should be surprised either, Matt Barnes had done this for every team he's played for since Golden State so....

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CP3Best
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I loved every signing our FO made!

clipper*joe
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Can you say 6th man candidate? /rings the village bell
October 22th, 2012 :wink: Also, you notice my comment about ringing the village bell. Village Tribe? Tribe called Bench? Thank you! /pads himself on the back. :lol: Seriously though, Barnes is our 6th man. Crawford is our inconsistent shooter, Bledsoe has been hit or miss all season. Barnes has been the heart and soul of the bench. ....

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clipperboy24
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I mean could there have been a better pickup?? Matt Barnes Skill set is EXACTLY what we needed. Somebody who makes the right cuts at the right times, doesn't just stand around on offense, plays defense, chases after loose balls, hit's 3's, enforces for our stars, and he does it all for the Vets Minimum. What a bargain!! None of us should be surprised either, Matt Barnes had done this for every team he's played for since Golden State so....

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