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December 12, 2017 12:52 PM
Matt Barnes: Wraps up 14-year career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes announced his retirement from professional basketball Monday on his personal Instagram account.

A second-round pick out of UCLA in 2002, Barnes toiled in the ABA in his first two years as a professional before making his NBA debut in 2004. He would parlay his outside shooting ability and excellent wing defense into a 14-year career in the league, which included two stints apiece with the Clippers, Kings and Warriors and additional stops with the Knicks, 76ers, Suns, Magic, Lakers and Grizzlies. It wasn't until his final season in 2016-17 with Golden State that he captured his first NBA title, as he appeared in 12 postseason contests as a lightly used reserve. He wraps up his career with averages 8.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 23.6 minutes per game over 929 regular-season appearances.

May 3, 2017 10:36 AM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Plays only four minutes in return from foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) logged four minutes in Monday's 106-94 win over the Jazz in Game 1 of the series, providing zero points (0-1 FG) and one assist.

Barnes attracted some attention prior to the series after stating that he'd have rather faced the Clippers than the Jazz, but that may end up being the extent of the storylines surrounding him in the second round. After missing the Warriors' last six games with a right foot sprain, Barnes appears to find himself on the fringe of the team's rotation, as he saw roughly the same amount of playing time Monday as lightly-used bench forwards Patrick McCaw and James McAdoo.

May 2, 2017 09:00 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Active and available to play Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) will be active and available to play in Tuesday's Game 1 against the Jazz, Anthony Slater of Bay Area News Group reports.

Barnes was given a probable designation earlier this week, so this was the expected course of action all along. He'll slot in as depth on the wing, but with both Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala at full strength, and Barnes fresh off a six-game absence, it likely means he'll see his minutes heavily restricted.

May 1, 2017 08:12 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Probable for Game 1 vs. Jazz
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) is officially listed as probable for Tuesday's Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against the Jazz.

Barnes has already said he's going to play in Tuesday's contest and assistant coach Mike Brown also mentioned that Barnes was "really close" to returning, so this latest designation as probable falls in line with previous reports. He should rejoin the lineup as a depth option off the bench, but he'll likely play just a minor role behind fellow reserve Andre Iguodala.

May 1, 2017 04:48 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Closing in on return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

According to assistant coach Mike Brown, Barnes (foot) is "really close" to returning, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Barnes indicated over the weekend that he's going to play in Game 2 on Tuesday, but it appears coach Brown isn't fully ready to clear him for the contest, so Barnes can be considered a game-time decision for the time being. He's likely closer to probable, but even if he is officially active, Barnes will likely only fill a small role off the bench behind top reserve Andre Iguodala. Look for another update on Barnes' status after Tuesday's morning shootaround.

April 30, 2017 03:41 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Will play in Tuesday's playoff game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) will play in Tuesday's Western Conference Semifinals Game 1, ESPN's Chris Haynes reports.

The Warriors may not know who they'll be playing next round quite yet, but at least they know they'll have Barnes ready to come off the bench. Barnes missed the entire first round series against Portland nursing a foot injury, but with over two weeks of rest it seems like he's closing in on a full recovery. With Kevin Durant back in the mix, Barnes figures to only spill the Warriors big guns sparingly, but depending on how a particular game evolves, Barnes could function as one of Golden State's primary reserve options going forward.

April 26, 2017 04:08 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Questionable for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is questionable for Monday's Game 1 matchup against a to-be-determined opponent, Connor Letourneau of the San Fransisco Chronicle reports.

Barnes was sidelined for the entirety of the Warriors' sweep of the Trail Blazers due to a right foot sprain and is being considered questionable for Game 1 of the next round. His questionable designation Wednesday doesn't indicate much about his status considering the length of time between then and Monday's game, but additional updates about Barnes' availability should be announced at some point during the week as the team continues to practice and Barnes continues to recover.

April 24, 2017 08:48 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Out for Monday's Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) is out for Monday's playoff game against Portland.

Early reports seemed to indicate there was a chance Barnes could suit up, but the team sees no need to rush him back onto the court before he's fully ready to give it a go. At the bare minimum, Golden State will play four more postseason games, so the expectation is that Barnes will find his way back onto the floor sometime before year's end.

April 24, 2017 02:32 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Goes through shootaround Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) took part in shootaround, but remains questionable for Monday's Game 4 against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Slater of Bay Area News Group reports.

Barnes appears to be trending in the right direction for a return, as he was able to go through a practice late last week and has now participated in the team's morning shootaround ahead of Game 4. The Warriors are heavy favorites to finish off a sweep of the Trail Blazers on Monday, so there's still a chance they rest guys like Barnes, Kevin Durant (calf) and Shaun Livingston (finger) to avoid further aggravations. That said, all three should be evaluated after pregame warmups and will likely be game-time calls.

April 23, 2017 06:48 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Questionable for Game 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) is questionable for Monday's Game 4 matchup against the Trail Blazers.

Though he practiced Friday, Barnes sat out Saturday's Game 3 and is considered questionable for Game 4. Understandably, the Warriors are opting to exercise caution with their injured players, including star forward Kevin Durant (calf), who is also listed as questionable for Monday. If Barnes plays, his role will likely be contingent on Durant's availability, so both players' statuses should continue to be monitored in tandem. If one of the two ultimately misses the game, Patrick McCaw will likely continue starting at the small forward slot.

April 22, 2017 08:44 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Ruled out for Game 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) will not play in Saturday's Game 3 against Portland.

Despite practicing Friday, Barnes will again be held out of action as the Warriors continue to exercise caution with their injured players. Kevin Durant, who also practiced Friday, will miss his second straight game, meaning Patrick McCaw and Andre Iguodala will pick up increased minutes with both Durant and Barnes out.

April 21, 2017 03:20 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Practices in full Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) was a full participant in Friday's practice and hopes to play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Trail Blazers, Anthony Slater of Bay Area News Group reports.

With Kevin Durant (calf) still questionable to play in Saturday's contest, the likely return of Barnes at least gives the Warriors some insurance on the wing headed into Game 3. Barnes' minutes load will rely entirely on whether or not Durant is able to play, but if the former MVP is unable to go, Barnes could potentially draw the start at small forward should he be ruled active.

April 19, 2017 09:08 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Out Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) will not play in Game 2 of the Warriors' series against the Trail Blazers,

Barnes was sidelined the final three games of the regular season, and subsequently missed the first game of the playoffs. He was considered a game-time decision for Game 2, but will ultimately be held out due to a nagging foot injury. Kevin Durant (calf) will also miss the contest, so Andre Iguodala and Patrick McCaw both figure to see the majority of the work at small forward. Consider Barnes day-to-day heading into Game 3.

April 19, 2017 02:16 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Remains questionable for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) sat out the team's morning shootaround, but remains questionable for Wednesday's Game 2 against the Trail Blazers, Monte Poole of CSN Bay Area reports.

Barnes came into Wednesday with a questionable designation, so not much has changed other than the fact that he was held out of the team's morning shootaround. That in itself is a bit concerning, however, and doesn't necessarily bode well for Barnes' return. He'll continue to receive treatment throughout the day, but he'll likely need to test out the injury during pregame warmups before giving a final word on his availability, so look for another update just prior to tip off.

April 18, 2017 03:36 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Questionable for Game 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) is questionable for Wednesday's tilt against the Trail Blazers.

Barnes, who sat out Game 1 with a right foot sprain, is listed as questionable for Game 2 on Wednesday. While his lack of availability for Game 1 didn't seem to cause the Warriors much trouble in their victory, his status for Game 2 may carry more weight considering that Kevin Durant (calf) has been listed as questionable as well.

April 15, 2017 03:20 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Officialy out for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) has been officially ruled out for Sunday's Game 1 against the Trail Blazers, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

As expected, Barnes will remain out as he continues to deal with a sprained right foot, which sidelined him for the final two games of the regular season. Consider the veteran questionable for Game 2, which comes Wednesday after a two-day break.

April 12, 2017 09:00 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Out Wednesday, unlikely to be ready for playoffs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot), who's already been ruled out of the regular-season finale on Wednesday against the Lakers, is unlikely to play in the first game of the playoffs this weekend, Anthony Slater of Bay Area News Group reports.

Barnes will be missing a second straight game Wednesday and the fact that coach Steve Kerr already expects to be without him this weekend means he's likely dealing with a somewhat more severe foot injury than originally expected. Barnes will likely be evaluated on a game-to-game basis once the playoffs are officially here, but look for further confirmation on his status later this week.

April 10, 2017 09:04 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Out for remainder of regular season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes (foot) will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season, Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

With the top seed in the Western Conference already locked up, Golden State feels no need to rush Barnes back to the court before he is 100 percent healthy. Warriors Coach Steve Kerr said that he hopes Barnes will return for Golden State's first playoff game, but he admitted there is a chance that his injury carries over into the postseason.

April 9, 2017 04:56 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: Out Monday with right ankle, foot sprains
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is dealing with both right ankle and foot sprains and has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Jazz.

Barnes was limited to just seven minutes in Saturday's game against the Pelicans, which was in large part due to Kevin Durant (knee) returning from a 19-game absence, but the injuries could have also contributed to the light workload. Regardless, Barnes will need at least a game off for additional rest, with his next shot to play coming Wednesday against the Lakers in the regular-season finale.

April 5, 2017 09:12 PM
Warriors' Matt Barnes: To return to bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Barnes is expected to move back to the bench for Wednesday's tilt with the Suns, Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Barnes started Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves and posted a very solid line of 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and a steal across 26 minutes. However, the Warriors appear to like the matchup with Patrick McCaw instead, who will replace Barnes in the starting five. That said, with Kevin Durant (knee), Andre Iguodala (rest) and Draymond Green (rest) all sitting out, Barnes should still see a pretty big workload off the bench despite the demotion, so his value shouldn't take a huge hit.

 
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-7/226
Birthdate:
03/09/1980
Age:
41
Hometown:
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Team:
Golden State Warriors
School:
UCLA
NBA Experience:
14