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Postby Kobe8Fan on Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:19 pm

Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

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Matt Barnes is drawing free agent interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, according to executives.

Barnes played two seasons for the Lakers before signing with the Los Angeles Clippers last offseason.

The Clippers are also interested in re-signing Barnes.

Barnes averaged 10.3 points and 4.6 rebounds last season.


http://www.latimes.com/sports/college/b ... 7181.story

I would love to see Matt back in a Laker uniform.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby Weezy on Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:28 pm

Seriously? We've been there before, he plays hard, but he gets injured, he kinda disappears in the playoffs, and dude isn't young anymore.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby The Rock on Sat Jun 29, 2013 11:51 pm

Pass. No thanks
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:01 am

I'd take him back, but not as a first option and for nothing more than the minimum. We need shooters more than athletes and youth more than what Matt has to offer.

But if we strike out on the shooters, I'd give Matt a call.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby JoelMyersScrotalSack on Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:37 am

I'd welcome him back honestly, we don't have too many options and he can be useful under MDA
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Jun 30, 2013 12:52 am

while we're at it, why don't we bring back lamar, fish, ariza, phil, farmar, sasha, and mbenga
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby kblo247 on Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:52 am

lakersyunowin wrote:while we're at it, why don't we bring back lamar, fish, ariza, phil, farmar, sasha, and mbenga

Beating a dead horse here but as it relates to Barnes ... And even guys like Fisher, Luke, Sasha, Farmar, Turiaf, and Odom

You joke but Odom and Turiaf are still better than Sacre, Fisher was still better than Duhon and Morris last year, and both Farmar and Sasha are more useful nba level players than Meeks, Ebanks, and Goudelock. Barnes is better than them all based on last year play. They would all be upgrades. Hell Luke would have been an upgrade over Morris, Duhon, Ebanks, and Sacre based upon his Cavs play.

Filling the bench out with them on one year vet min deals to preserve the 2014 plan if you're not spending or committing years, is better than bringing the bums from last year back sadly, largely better because they are all more talented, all produced better, and all have won or competed at high levels. If we can't get help and we may not because we aren't trying to commit salary or years to people, we may need to make some amends and bring back in some familiarity across the damn board triangle or no triangle as it was a sad day when you say Luke Walton was easily better than our scrubs we had to play so much last year

As for Matt
1. He made 900k last year, he can get more than that here. Hell to be a Laker he turned down close to 10mil and 3 guaranteed years from Cleveland, so he wanted to win and play for Phil, with Kobe

2. He never wanted to leave Brown, favored Ebanks over him from camp last year and made it personal, he said as much on twitter that he was told by brown he had no plans to use him in his exit meeting. He also said he was never told why he didn't play to start last year, why he went from bench to starter, or why he got benched again, Brown just said well things change

3. If Barnes would have been here last year, Kobe would have had a damn backup. Metta would have had a damn backup. A backup with swingman size, who hits the glass hard, and provided the bench with most its production the season before. It was incompetence by management and coaching to let him go and keep Ebanks or Morris and ignore e glaring swingman hole on the roster, the glaring perigee defense hole, the glaring rebounding hole from the wing aside from Kobe, all of which letting Barnes to caused, as well as the fa that without Barned Kobe logged a lot of 44 plus minute nights and Metta was in the top 10 for players over 30 in minutes.


The way Brown screwed with Barnes is same way Dantoni screwed with Jamison. It wasnt needed and it hurt the team overall to be playing with their roles all the time when they were obviously bringing more than the other bench
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby kblo247 on Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:56 am

To be fair, I think Dantoni makes the opposite choices of Brown roster wise.

Dantoni chooses Barnes, Brown chose Ebanks.
Dantoni chooses Goudelock, Brown chose Morris
Dantoni chooses Chris Douglas Roberts, Brown chose DJO.
Brown even chose to give Sacre a roster spot as well as Troy Murphy, yet cut Gerald Green.


Mitch invited perimeter talent to the damn training camps, Mike Brown was a dummy and went the opposite way every time
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby 432J on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:48 am

please no

i hated barnes on the lakers. he had some good stretches but was very inconsistent for the most part and disappeared come playoff time. plus he's getting up there in the age department
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:56 am

Well this is a tip of the hat on the offseason plan IMO. Someone thinks we're a role player or two away from being relevant I'm afraid. Here we go once again.... Splitting the miniMLE in two to get players that won't be here more than a season rather than one player that has some upside and is under 30.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:39 am

I don't mind Barnes. We need someone at the three.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby therealdeal on Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:59 am

Lakerjones wrote:I don't mind Barnes. We need someone at the three.

Exactly. We agreed in the other thread that Clark is more suited to the 4 than the 3. I think if Barnes is there and available if/when we strike out on some shooters, then we really ought to give him a call. He's a decent fit for our needs and he's had experience playing with Kobe and Dwight in two different settings.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby Lakerjones on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:11 am

therealdeal wrote:
Lakerjones wrote:I don't mind Barnes. We need someone at the three.

Exactly. We agreed in the other thread that Clark is more suited to the 4 than the 3. I think if Barnes is there and available if/when we strike out on some shooters, then we really ought to give him a call. He's a decent fit for our needs and he's had experience playing with Kobe and Dwight in two different settings.


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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby Rooscooter on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:20 am

We need someone at the 3......... who's under 25 years old and can stay healthy. Barnes fails at both of those criteria.

This tells me that we're "patching" up the geriatric squad to appeal to Dwight.... while Houston has a young team that led the league in scoring and is in need of defensive help....
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby Punk-101 on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:27 am

Barnes made a comment during a radio interview a month or so ago about how he feels he is one of the most underpaid role players in the league. He wants a pretty big raise.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby JSM on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:39 am

Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt. No thanks.

I mean, I'll take him over Ebanks, but I'd take 200 other NBA players over him too.

I'd rather have Korver, Belinelli, Morrow, or D. Wright.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:41 am

Punk-101 wrote:Barnes made a comment during a radio interview a month or so ago about how he feels he is one of the most underpaid role players in the league. He wants a pretty big raise.


Surprised the Clips don't want him back he was good for them last year and played well in the post season. Maybe because of the money thing you mention. I don't blame him....he is somewhat underpaid for what he brings night in and night out. Had bad luck two years in a row with us late in the seasons with ankle sprains. Like that happens to NO other players and makes him "injury prone". Love that concept around here..... see Chris Mihm from some of the "mensas". I like Matts game off the bench would not mind having him back if for cheap.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby The Laker Link on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:48 am

Get Odom and Barnes back. MAYBE keep Pau. Officially hire Phil since Rambis and others are coming. Dwight will be back. We'll be fine.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby LTLakerFan on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:54 am

:jam2: :jam2: Everyone on CL will chip in a couple thousand bucks to help pay for the salaries and lux taxes. I think Odom is done.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby gcclaker on Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:14 am

Rambis assistant. Fisher soon to be head coach.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby dj vitus on Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:21 am

LTLakerFan wrote:
Punk-101 wrote:Barnes made a comment during a radio interview a month or so ago about how he feels he is one of the most underpaid role players in the league. He wants a pretty big raise.


Surprised the Clips don't want him back he was good for them last year and played well in the post season. Maybe because of the money thing you mention. I don't blame him....he is somewhat underpaid for what he brings night in and night out. Had bad luck two years in a row with us late in the seasons with ankle sprains. Like that happens to NO other players and makes him "injury prone". Love that concept around here..... see Chris Mihm from some of the "mensas". I like Matts game off the bench would not mind having him back if for cheap.

Actually the Clippers do want him back. Especially if they're planning on getting rid of Butler in the Afflalo trade.

That said, he gets great passes from CP3, so I don't see him leaving unless CP3 leaves. He'd be great for us here with his defense and cutting to the basket, but we can't afford more than the vet minimum.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby Weezy on Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:24 am

Rooscooter wrote:We need someone at the 3......... who's under 25 years old and can stay healthy. Barnes fails at both of those criteria.

This tells me that we're "patching" up the geriatric squad to appeal to Dwight.... while Houston has a young team that led the league in scoring and is in need of defensive help....


Yeah I really don't get it, we keep talking about getting younger and more athletic, yet we're fine with taking more over 30 guys that were already old when they were last here. No thanks to Barnes.

The Laker Link wrote:Get Odom and Barnes back. MAYBE keep Pau. Officially hire Phil since Rambis and others are coming. Dwight will be back. We'll be fine.


Far too much living in the past, this isn't 2009 anymore and we need to realize that and move on.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby revgen on Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:26 am

JSM wrote:I'd rather have Korver, Belinelli, Morrow, or D. Wright.


Any of those guys coming over here for vet min? I doubt it.
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Re: Matt Barnes Recieving Interest From Lakers

Postby Weezy on Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:30 am

revgen wrote:
JSM wrote:I'd rather have Korver, Belinelli, Morrow, or D. Wright.


Any of those guys coming over here for vet min? I doubt it.


We also have the mini-MLE
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