Barnes To Sign with Warriors

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The Golden State Warriors are now expected to sign small forward Matt Barnes as a opposed to point guard Jose Calderon, which was previously reported HERE. This has come about as a result of Warriors’ superstar small forward Kevin Durant’s left leg injury suffered in Tuesday night’s loss against the Washington Wizards, which you can read about HERE.

Barnes, 36, has been in the NBA for 14 seasons and has played for 9 different teams. He is coming off of a season in which he played in 76 games and averaged 28.8 minutes per game, 10.0 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, 2.1 assists per game, 0.8 blocks per game, and 1.0 steal per game. He shot 38.1% from the field, 32.2% from 3-point range, and 80.4% from the free throw line.

So far this season, Barnes has played in 54 games and averaged 25.3 minutes per game, 7.6 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, 2.8 assists per game, 0.3 blocks per game, and 0.7 steals per game. He is shooting 38.4% from the field, 32.7% from 3-point range, and 75.8% from the free throw line.

Over his 14-year NBA career, Barnes has played in 909 games and averaged 23.7 minutes per game, 8.2 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, 1.8 assists per game, 0.5 blocks per game, and 0.8 steals per game. His career shooting percentages are 43.7% from the field, 33.5% from 3-point range, and 74.3% from the free throw line.

-Asher Fair