Report: Matt Barnes ‘Attacked’ Derek Fisher in Los Angeles

According to multiple reports, Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes and Knicks head coach Derek Fisher were involved in a physical confrontation in Los Angeles on Saturday.

Barnes reportedly drove 95 miles from Santa Barbara to “attack” Fisher, who was at the home of Barnes’ estranged wife.

Fisher is said to have obtained just a “few scratches” from the altercation, and was absent from the Knicks’ practice on Monday “for a personal matter.”

More details from Yahoo! Sports:

Barnes told friends that two people at the house – including a relative of his estranged wife – interceded on Fisher’s behalf, sources told Yahoo Sports.


Barnes found Fisher in the backyard with Gloria and family members, and the altercation escalated from there, into the kitchen and then the home’s front room, one witness said.


Fisher is considering legal action for the incident, sources said, but had not yet filed any charges.


The Knicks, Grizzlies and NBA security have been made aware of the incident, and are expected to soon start working together on a probe of Saturday night’s events. A significant part of the NBA’s security department is overseas working closely with the league’s preseason games in Europe, sources told Yahoo Sports.