Barnes has agreed to a deal with the Kings, Marc Stein of ESPN reports. There is no word yet how much the deal is worth or for how long Barnes will be signed to Sacramento, but for now we know that Barnes is headed to the Kings. Barnes spent the 2015-16 season with the Grizzlies, where he averaged 10.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.0 blocks in 29 minutes per game. The 36-year-old swingman should provide depth and experience on the wing to a Kings roster lacking both.
Barnes scored 15 points (6-13 FG, 2-3 FT, 1-5 3Pt) to go along with seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block in a whopping 45 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Spurs. The veteran chipped in across the board Sunday, but he struggled from downtown as Memphis tried and failed to keep pace with the Spurs in the third quarter. Barnes finishes the series with averages 10.8 points, seven rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals. He will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and it is unclear at this time whether Memphis intends to retain his services.
Barnes contributed 17 points (6-15 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists and two steals over 42 minutes in Friday's 96-87 Game 3 loss to the Spurs. After averaging only 5.5 points over the first two games of the series, Barnes stepped up with a notable scoring contribution in suppport of Zach Randoph's team-high effort. He provided solid work on the glass as well, hitting double-digit boards for the first time in the three postseason tilts so far. The veteran logged a full 42 minutes on the court, and a similar allotment could be in store for him on Sunday in Game 4 as the Grizzlies try to fight off elimination.
Barnes finished with nine points (3-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 30 minutes during the Grizzlies' 94-68 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday. Through two playoff games, Barnes has gone four-of-18 from the field for a grand total of 11 points while averaging five rebounds, 1.5 assists to 2.5 turnovers, and 0.5 steals in 27 minutes per game. The Spurs' defense is simply one of the best the NBA has ever seen, and the Grizzlies are overmatched without Mike Conley (Achilles) and Marc Gasol (foot). This is forcing Barnes and other role players to shoulder an offensive load that is outside of their comfort zones, and it will be exceedingly difficult for Memphis to compete closely with San Antonio in either of the next two contests.
Barnes scored 24 points (8-17 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT) while adding 15 rebounds and four assists in 40 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Warriors. The points and boards were both game highs, but Lance Stephenson clanked a couple of shots in the dying seconds to prevent the Grizzlies from pulling a huge upset. Barnes has now scored in double digits in four straight games, and given how short-handed the team is due to various injuries, he'll likely continue seeing a big role in the offense to close out the regular season.
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