• by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Grizzlies acquire Matt Barnes for Luke Ridnour

    The Grizzlies have acquired guard Matt Barnes in a trade with the Hornets for veteran point guard Luke Ridnour, according to a report from Yahoo Sports. Barnes just came to the Hornets earlier this month in a deal with the Clippers, but Charlotte was not expected to retain the shooting guard, who averaged 10.1 points and 4.0 rebounds this past season. Ridnour, who was just dealt to the Grizzlies on Wednesday, has been contemplating retirement after 12 seasons in the league.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Hornets deal Lance Stephenson for Spencer Hawes, Matt Barnes

    The Hornets have acquired both Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes in a trade with the Clippers. Charlotte sent the Clippers Lance Stephenson in return. Barnes, however, isn't likely to stay with the Hornets very long. The report also states that Barnes is likely to be bought out of his contract before July 1 so that the Hornets only owe him $1 million of the $3.5 million on the deal. Barnes averaged 10.1 points and 4.0 rebounds per game this past season. Hawes averaged 5.8 points and 3.5 rebounds.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Clippers discussing trade for Hornets guard Lance Stephenson

    The Clippers and Hornets have been involved in trade discussions for Hornets guard Lance Stephenson, sources told Yahoo Sports. The Clippers are reportedly willing to include forwards Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes in the deal. Stephenson is coming off a disappointing first season in Charlotte. Over 61 games, he averaged 8.2 points on less than 38 percent shooting.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Clippers F Matt Barnes fined $50,000 for inappropriate language

    The NBA fined Clippers forward Matt Barnes $50,000 for using inappropriate language toward a fan, the league announced. The incident occurred during the Game 2 loss to the Rockets. The language was directed toward Rockets guard James Harden's mother.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Chris Paul tells Clippers mate Matt Barnes that he'll play Friday

    Clippers teammate Matt Barnes has been told by Chris Paul that he will play Friday night in Game 3 of the playoff series against the Rockets, the Orange County Register has reported. Paul was sidelined the first two games with a hamstring injury, but the Clippers managed a split in Houston. Nothing in regard to Paul's status has been made official.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Clippers F Matt Barnes will play Tuesday against Spurs

    Clippers forward Matt Barnes will be available for Tuesday's Game 5 matchup against the Spurs, according to the Los Angeles Daily News. Barnes has a sore right shoulder and was spotted with an ice pack on it after practice. He was already considered probable heading in. Barnes only scored four points in 23 points in Game 4.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Clippers F Matt Barnes (sore right shoulder) probable for Game 5

    The Clippers have announced that forward Matt Barnes (sore right shoulder) is probable for Tuesday's Game 5 of their Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the Spurs, according to the Los Angeles Times. Barnes started in the Clippers' Game 4 win on Sunday, scoring four points in 23 minutes.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Clippers coach Doc Rivers would rest players down the season's stretch run

    Clippers coach Doc Rivers recently indicated he would consider resting his key players during the 11 remaining regular-season games if he believes it will help during the playoffs, reports the L.A. Daily News.Point guard Chris Paul has never played in all 82 games but has been in 71 so far this season. Paul will be 30 in May and Rivers said if a game off is best for the team's quarterback, then so be it."The 82 thing is an individual thing," Rivers said of Paul's goal to play all 82 games. "That does nothing for our team. If resting him at some point we feel is the best thing for him, then he's going to have to take that hit."Starting small forward Matt Barnes is 35. Blake Griffin is five games into a return after being out five weeks with an elbow injury.DeAndre Jordan has played in 311 consecutive regular-season games, the longest active streak in the league.The Clippers currently hold the fifth spot in the Western Conference.

  • by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer

    Clippers F Matt Barnes may play Friday vs. Wizards

    F Matt Barnes participated in the Clippers shootaround today indicating there's a good chance he'll play tonight against the Wizards, according to the Orange County Register. Barnes has been dealing with a hamstring issue he suffered during Sunday's game, forcing him to miss the last two games. Barnes is averaging 10.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game this season. The Clippers are 7-point favorites over the Wizards.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Clippers list Matt Barnes as out for Wednesday's game at Sacramento

    Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been ruled out of Wednesday's game at Sacramento, reports the team's official website. Barnes is dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered during Sunday's game and prevented him from playing in Tuesday's game. Forward Hedo Turkoglu should see his minutes increase with Barnes sidelined. The Clippers are 8 1/2-point favorites.