Matt Barnes SF LAC 2 weeks ago

Barnes (ankle) has gone back to the Clippers' locker room but will return to Tuesday's game, ESPN's Arash Markazi reports.

Barnes went back to the locker room to get his anke re-taped during the third quarter of Game 5, but it appears that he'll be able to return to action. He is 0-for-7 from the floor through 18 minutes of action.

Matt Barnes SF LAC 3 weeks ago

Barnes scored 17 points (7-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT) with five rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 28 minutes Saturday in Game 7.

Barnes had been a non-factor through the first six games, but came up huge on both ends of the court in Game 7. With the Clippers not trusting their bench, Barnes should continue to play around 30 minutes per game moving forward, and always is a threat to put up decent lines.

Matt Barnes SF LAC 4 weeks ago

Barnes (shoulder) posted seven points, six rebounds, one assist, and two blocks in 28 minutes of action in Game 5 against the Spurs.

Barnes has been dealing with a strained rotator cuff, but ultimately was able to play. He's been pretty solid during the series so far, averaging 5.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 steals, and 1.0 threes per game in a limited role. Consider him good to go moving forward.

Matt Barnes SF LAC 1 month ago

Barnes (shoulder) will play in Tuesday's Game 5 against San Antonio, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Barnes strained his right rotator cuff during Sunday's Game 4 win, and he was spotted at practice Monday with an ice pack on the shoulder. Despite the fact that it's likely not 100 percent, Barnes will play Tuesday and should be expected to remain in his usual starting small forward spot.

Matt Barnes SF LAC 1 month ago

Barnes (shoulder) is probable for Tuesday's Game 5 against the Spurs, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports.

Barnes suffered a strained right rotator cuff during Sunday's Game 4 victory, but he isn't expected to miss any time. He's been quiet in the series thus far, averaging 5.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist over 27.8 minutes. He only played 23 and 20 minutes in the last two games, with Jamal Crawford and Austin Rivers cutting into Barnes' playing time.

Matt Barnes SF LAC 1 month ago

Barnes came away from Game 4 against the Spurs on Sunday with a sore shoulder but expects to be fine moving forward, Arash Markazi of ESPN reports.

Barnes has seen his playing time decrease over the last two games in comparison to the first two of the series, and now it appears that he's having some minor issues with his shoulder. There's not much concern that he'll miss Tuesday's Game 5 but his lack of playing time definitely should draw some red flags for daily competitions.

Matt Barnes SF LAC 1 month ago

Barnes is shooting 26.7% from the field (33.3% 3Pt, 25% FT) in two games this postseason.

While the starting small forward continues to struggle, the Clippers do not have many options to turn to other than Barnes. Coach Doc Rivers is playing a short rotation, and the cold-shooting Barnes is still grabbing 34 minutes per game. For those in daily games, Barnes' poor shooting has been somewhat offset by his 7.5 rebounds and 3 steals per game, making him useful as a low-end small forward.

Matt Barnes SF LAC 2 months ago

Barnes shot just 4-for-13 from three Sunday in a win over the Celtics, but still finished with 18 points (7-18 FG), seven rebounds, one assist and a block in 33 minutes.

Barnes has scored 11 or more points in four straight games, and heading into Sunday's game, he was shooting 43.8 percent from beyond the arc this month.

Matt Barnes SF LAC 2 months ago

Barnes stuffed the stat sheet Friday against the Sixers, posting 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, four steals, and three treys in 27 minutes of action.

Barnes is averaging 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 2.5 three-pointers made over the last four games. While he doesn't necessarily explode too often, his subtle contribution in all categories makes him a solid low-end player in standard leagues.

Matt Barnes SF LAC 2 months ago

Barnes (hamstring) resumed his normal role as a starter Friday against the Wizards where he posted eight points, four rebounds, and two blocks on 31 minutes of action.

Barnes previously missed the last two games with a hamstring injury but dispelled any doubts with his 31-minute outing Friday. He should be available moving forward which means that Hedo Turkoglu will go back to a limited role off the bench.