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Barnes will start at small forward for the Clippers in next Thursday's season opener, Dan Woike of the Orange County Register reports.

Barnes emerged as the Clippers' primary option at small forward during the 2013-14 season, setting him up to take the reigns once again this year. He's coming off a year in which he saw a career-high 28 minutes per game, which allowed him to post averages of 9.9 points and 4.6 rebounds. The announcement likely means that Chris Douglas-Roberts (ankle) will be delegated to a reserve role, at least until he returns to full strength.

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The Clippers are considering packaging forward Matt Barnes and the 28th overall pick for either Iman Shumpert, Tony Allen, or Gerald Green.

It is clear the Clippers are trying to upgrade on the wings with this trade, and moving Barnes may be a step in the right direction. The Clippers tried to trade for Shumpert at the deadline this past season, and both Tony Allen and Gerald Green both played for Doc Rivers during his time in Boston.

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Matt Barnes went scoreless during Sunday's Game 4 win over the visiting Thunder, shooting 0-of-6 from the field with two rebounds and three assists in 21 minutes.

Danny Granger was also scoreless in 14 minutes off the bench and neither Jared Dudley (DNP-CD) nor Hedo Turkoglu (back) stepped foot on the court, but L.A. was able to overcome their utter lack of production from the SF position thanks to clutch performances from Chris Paul, Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison.

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Matt Barnes scored 10 points in 28 minutes of action during the Clippers' Game 1 romp in Oklahoma City on Monday.

He jammed his big toe during the first round of the playoffs but it doesn't seem to have impacted his play, and his 28.9 minutes per game in the postseason ranks fourth-highest on the Clippers, ahead of J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford and Darren Collison.

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Matt Barnes suffered a jammed left big toe on Thursday and was able to return, finishing with no points, three boards, two assists and four steals.

After sustaining the injury, he was on the bench in serious pain while the training staff was adjusting his toe. Barnes isn't having a great series against one of his teams, averaging 5.0 points, 2.7 boards and 2.0 assists in three games. He will likely miss some practice time and should be considered questionable for Game 4.

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Matt Barnes returned to action on Wednesday April 9.

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Matt Barnes (illness) will start against the Thunder on Wednesday.

He has strep throat and missed Tuesday's practice. Barnes has really come on strong since the break, averaging 13.8 points, 5.1 boards, 1.2 steals, 0.6 blocks and 2.3 triples. Those are must-start numbers in standard formats.

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Matt Barnes missed Tuesday's practice with an illness.

That's all we know for now, which will leave him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder. We should know more about his status tomorrow afternoon.

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Matt Barnes scored 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting (including three treys) with six rebounds, three assists and two steals in Monday's win.

Barnes is on autopilot right now as the healthiest and most productive wing the Clippers have going. It would be relatively surprising to see him fall off before the season's end, but if it's going to happen it's going to take Jamal Crawford (calf) and J.J. Redick (back) returning at the same time with sexy results.

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Matt Barnes played 38 minutes vs. the Rockets on Saturday, scoring 15 points with 10 boards, two assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers.

Coach Doc Rivers used him as a stretch four quite a bit tonight and he'll be a part of the solution should the Clippers be without Blake Griffin (back) for a while. Barnes has already been worth owning in standard leagues, so tonight's developments put him in must-own territory.