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Barnes had his most productive night of the season Saturday, scoring 26 points (10-18 FG, 6-8 3Pt) with one rebound, two steals, and one block in 32 minutes.

Barnes, who started off the season dreadfully and at one stage lost his starting job, has really picked up the pace of late, averaging 13.6 points, 2.1 three-pointers, 4.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, .9 steals, and 0.6 blocks on 52 percent shooting from the field and 89 percent from the line in his last seven games. Production like that warrant consideration, even in 10 team leagues, but be wary, it may not last.

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Barnes (calf) will play and start in Friday's game against the Rockets.

Barnes has missed the last two games but will jump right back into the starting lineup Friday. He's averaging 25.3 minutes per game this season and will likely play the same amount of minutes against the Rockets.

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Barnes (calf) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game, the Orange County Register's Dan Woike reports.

Reggie Bullock practiced with the starters Wednesday, so he looks to see significant run in Detroit. Consider Barnes questionable for Friday's game in Houston.

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Barnes (calf) will not play Monday against the Hornets, Dan Woike of the OC Register reports.

Barnes is dealing with a sore left calf, and the report suggests he could move a few games beyond Monday. The Clippers play Wednesday in Detroit and Friday in Houston, so check back for updates on Barnes' status in advance of those contests. Reggie Bullock will move into the starting lineup at small forward Monday.

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Barnes scored a season-high 12 points (3-8 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) in 27 minutes in his first game back in the starting lineup after coming off the bench in the last two.

Barnes has so far failed to live up the production he gave fantasy owners last season, but this performance was a step in the right direction. For now, he is just someone to monitor, but a hot streak can also be just around the corner.

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Barnes will start at small forward Saturday against Phoenix, the Orange County Register's Dan Woike reports.

Barnes had been pushed to the bench in favor of Jamal Crawford recently, but he'll be back in the starting five Saturday. He's been underwhelming in both roles this season, averaging 6.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.4 assists.

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Barnes moved to the bench for Saturday's game with Jamal Crawford taking his starting spot at small forward and struggled again, scoring just four points (2-2 FG) with three rebounds, one steal, and one block in 26 minutes.

Even though Barnes moved to the bench, he still played 26 minutes, which is what he is averaging over the course of the season. The problem with that is that Barnes has been completely ineffective in those minutes so far and that trend continues Saturday. In a 10 or 12 team league, there are likely stronger option on your waiver-wire.

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Barnes will be moved to the bench for Saturday's game against the Trail Blazers, the Orange County Register reports.

Barnes is having a lackluster start to the season and coach Doc Rivers will look to Jamal Crawford to come in and start at small forward. Despite moving to the bench, Barnes still has an opportunity to play around the 26.2 minutes that he's averaged over the first five games of the season.

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Barnes continues to play in the starter's role for the Clippers, providing 7.5 points (39.3% FG, 29.4% 3Pt FG, 60% FT), 1.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.5 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 27.5 minutes per game.

Barnes is getting the time on the court to make a statistical impact for fantasy owners, and the Clippers, but has been underwhelming so far. His current offensive output, along with the Clippers defensive struggles could eventually send Barnes to the bench in favor of a more productive player. For now though, it's Barnes getting the minutes, and his value lies in only the deepest of leagues.

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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.