Barnes registered seven points (2-4 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine rebounds and three assists over 24 minutes in Saturday's 117-92 win over the Bucks. The veteran forward put together a typical stat line that included modest offensive involvement but plenty of production on the glass. Barnes has now hauled in nine boards in three of the last four games and has seen no less than 20 minutes over that span. He certainly remains worthy of consideration in various formats at the moment, but could see a significant downturn in minutes and production when Kevin Durant (knee) returns.
Barnes contributed 10 points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 22 minutes during a 106-104 win over the 76ers on Tuesday. Barnes finished just one rebound shy of a double-double for the second consecutive game, despite only playing 22 minutes. That's two good outings in a row for Barnes, so we'll see if the production continues or is more of a blip. His value will likely take a large dip when Kevin Durant (knee) returns, but it doesn't look like that's happening any time soon.
Barnes provided 14 points (4-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one steal over 36 minutes in Saturday's 107-85 loss to the Spurs. The Warriors' decision to sit four of five starters allowed Barnes entry into the first unit and afforded him his highest allotment of minutes since joining Golden State at the trade deadline. The veteran responded with his best scoring, rebounding and assist totals since his arrival, despite running into foul trouble. Given his performance Saturday and the concurrent struggles of rookie Patrick McCaw, who's been starting in place of Kevin Durant (knee), Barnes could conceivably retain the top small forward spot moving forward.
Barnes will draw the start for Saturday's tilt against the Spurs, Anthony Slater of the Bay Area News Group reports. With Klay Thompson (rest) out, Matt Barnes will be inserted into the starting lineup against the Spurs. Per 36 minutes, Barnes is averaging 10.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.0 steals per game, and will likely be in for a heavy workload Saturday, making him a solid DFS option.
Barnes scored five points (1-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) along with seven rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot over 18 minutes in Monday's 119-111 victory over Atlanta. Barnes, who had started the previous game, returned to a bench role Monday while Patrick McCaw started in place of the injured Kevin Durant (knee). Not much changed about Barnes' playing time as a reserve; he played 19 minutes as a starter Sunday against the Knicks. As long as Durant remains unavailable, Barnes will divvy up KD's minutes with McCaw, Andre Iguodala and Ian Clark.
Last 7 Games
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