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Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes at Suns at Warriors 3-15-09.JPG
Barnes with the Suns in March 2009
Orlando Magic  – No. 22
Born March 9, 1980 (1980-03-09) (age 30)
Santa Clara, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 226 lb (103 kg)
League NBA
High school Del Campo High School
Fair Oaks, California
College UCLA
Draft 2nd round, (46th overall), 2002
Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2002–present
Former teams Fayetteville Patriots (2002–03)
Los Angeles Clippers (2004)
Sacramento Kings (2004–05)
New York Knicks (2005)
Philadelphia 76ers (2005–06)
Golden State Warriors (2006–08)
Phoenix Suns (2008-09)
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Matt Kelly Barnes (born March 9, 1980 in Santa Clara, California) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association.


High school years

Barnes attended Del Campo High School (Fair Oaks, California) and was a letterman in football and basketball. In football, he was an All-American honoree.

College and professional career

After a college career at UCLA, Barnes was a second-round draft choice of the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2002 NBA Draft. He was then traded that summer along with Nick Anderson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Wesley Person, but was cut that October. He has since played for the Los Angeles Clippers, the Sacramento Kings, the New York Knicks the Philadelphia 76ers, the Golden State Warriors, and the Phoenix Suns averaging 6.1 points per game.

He was traded by the Kings halfway through the 2004–05 season along with Chris Webber to the 76ers, in exchange for Kenny Thomas, Corliss Williamson and Brian Skinner, though he never suited up for a game with them due to knee tendinitis. He was waived and then signed a free agent contract with the New York Knicks in the 2005 NBA offseason. He was waived by the Knicks during the 2005–06 season after playing six games. He was then claimed by the 76ers to serve a second stint in Philadelphia,[1] where he finished out the season.

Barnes signed with the Golden State Warriors before their first day of training camp in October 2006,[2] and has effectively raised his status in the league since joining the team. With struggling forward Mike Dunleavy, Jr. placed on the bench, Barnes was given more playing time by coach Don Nelson. On December 26, 2006, he hit 7 three-point field goals to tie a Warriors franchise record.[3] The record was broken later that season by Jason Richardson, who hit 8 three-pointers on March 29, 2007.[4] Barnes, a high-school All-American wide receiver, says that if he had not been signed by the Warriors he would have tried out for the NFL.[5]

Before signing with Golden State, Barnes had only made 10 three-pointers in his career. In the 2006–07 season, he made 106. After joining Golden State, Matt's offense improved impressively, from 3 points a game in Philadelphia to 9.8, appearing in 76 games. He also added a strong 2007 post-season, with 11.1 ppg and 5.7 rpg in eleven playoff games and helped the #8 seed Warriors take down the #1 seed Mavericks in the 2007 playoffs.

On August 6, 2007, Barnes returned to the Warriors under a one-year contract.

Barnes, along with teammates Stephen Jackson and Baron Davis, served as a Warriors team captain for the 2007–08 season.[6] He was not expected to return for the 2008–09 season.[7]

On July 22, 2008, Barnes signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Suns.

On November 14, 2008, Barnes was suspended for two games without pay for his role in a fight after a non-call foul on Rafer Alston.[8]

On July 23, 2009, Barnes signed a two-year deal with the Orlando Magic.

Career transactions

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2003–04 L.A. Clippers 38 9 19.1 .457 .154 .705 4.0 1.3 .7 .1 4.5
2004–05 Sacramento 43 9 16.6 .411 .227 .603 3.1 1.3 .7 .2 3.8
2005–06 New York 6 5 15.5 .367 .250 .750 4.0 1.0 .7 .0 4.3
2005–06 Philadelphia 50 0 10.8 .536 .182 .674 1.9 .4 .3 .1 3.0
2006–07 Golden State 76 23 23.9 .438 .366 .732 4.6 2.1 1.0 .5 9.8
2007–08 Golden State 73 18 19.4 .423 .293 .747 4.4 1.9 .7 .5 6.7
2008–09 Phoenix 77 40 27.0 .423 .343 .743 5.5 2.8 .7 .3 10.2
Career 363 104 20.3 .434 .332 .714 4.1 1.8 .7 .3 7.0


2006–07 Golden State 11 3 30.0 .450 .422 .722 5.7 2.4 1.5 .4 11.1
Career 11 3 30.0 .450 .422 .722 5.7 2.4 1.5 .4 11.1


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