Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at 9:10 am  |  9 responses

Matt Barnes Close to Deal With LA Clippers

Matt Barnes is no longer a Laker, but he will remain in Los Angeles and continue to work in the Staples Center. Barnes is reportedly close to inking a deal with the Clippers. From SI: “Sources say the 32-year-old is strongly leaning toward joining the other inhabitants of Staples Center, and a deal could be formalized later this week. Barnes turned down a more lucrative deal with Cleveland two summers ago to sign with the Lakers at the behest of Kobe Bryant, and it appears a similar superstar dynamic could be in play with the Clippers and Chris Paul. Paul, who carries more Clippers clout than ever these days because of his looming free agency in 2013, has been included in the team’s decision-making process throughout the summer and would love to make Barnes the latest addition. He appears on the verge of getting his wish. The Clippers re-signed a Paul favorite in point guard Chauncey Billups earlier this summer, secured a five-year extension with forward Blake Griffin and also added the likes of scorer Jamal Crawford, veteran small forward Grant Hill and reliable big man Ronny Turiaf.”

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  • Malaroni

    Clipps stacking up

  • JML-G

    Clippers roster looks real nice

  • WutUpThooo

    They should’ve resigned Kmart, could’ve used his low post and help defense

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    So two former Lakers going to the dark side? Should shape up to be a nice matchup.

  • Comment_System

    he’s not gonna make any difference, they should’ve gotten someone else.

  • JML-G

    yea, im surprised they didnt give him a new deal.. actually im surprised he still is without a deal..

  • LakeShow

    Where is KMart? Unsigned?

  • tomtom

    Yeah. Cause if there is one thing we all know about ‘K-Mart’..He’s a winner…right?

  • Dre_a_veli

    He’ll be hurt by the playoffs or will go on a bricking 3′s streak