Matt Barnes RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matt Barnes bashes NBA's decision to suspend Green

    The Score "Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green's suspension for Game 5 of the NBA Finals is receiving mixed reviews from fans, media, and players alike. Green was assessed a flagrant-1 foul for striking LeBron James in the groin during Game 4 on Friday. Since he had already accumulated three..." June 12

  • Matt Barnes 'possibly' looking for Warriors reunion

    The Score "A former fan favorite may be hoping for a return to the Bay. Matt Barnes, once a catalyst on the "We Believe" teams that captured the hearts of many in Oakland, is considering a second go-around with the Golden State Warriors. But there's a catch: Barnes wants the Cleveland Cavaliers to pull..." June 08

  • Derek Fisher Posts Mother’s Day Message for Matt Barnes’ Ex on Instagram

    Complex "If Derek Fisher is trying to make Matt Barnes hate him more than he already does, he’s doing an excellent job. Early yesterday, Barnes wished his ex-fiancée Gloria Govan—the mother of his twin sons Isaiah and Carter—a Happy Mother’s Day on Instagram. The two have had their fair share of..." May 09

  • Barnes: Grizzlies bringing 'forks, spoons, knives, the sharpening knife' to Game 3

    The Score "Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes ripped his team's effort after the first two games of their Western Conference quarterfinal against the San Antonio Spurs, saying the Grizzlies were "coming to a gunfight with some spoons." Barnes, though, says the team will be better equipped when they..." April 21

  • Matt Barnes Says Derek Fisher Is Afraid & Is Threatening To File A Restraining Order On Him

    Total Pro Sports "Former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Derek Fisher & Matt Barnes are still going at it. Months after reports of Barnes leaving practice just to drive 90+ miles to confront and fight Fisher for seeing his estranged wife behind his back." April 08

  • Matt Barnes: Sometimes I don't know teammates’ last names

    The Sports Daily "It’s hard to keep track who’s on the Memphis Grizzlies roster with all the injuries they’ve had. Twenty-seven people have played for the Grizzlies this season, so forgive Matt Barnes if he sometimes doesn’t know his teammates’ last names. “With all due respect, sometimes I don’t know … the last..." March 23

  • Matt Barnes was angry over photos of Derek Fisher with his estranged wife

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Barnes had a bad day off the court on Thursday that spilled into his actions on the court later that night, his coach believes. Barnes was suspended one game by the NBA for his postgame conduct after a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. Barnes went after Milwaukee’s John Henson..." March 20

  • Barnes suspended 1 game for trying to enter Bucks' locker room

    The Score "Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes has been suspended one game without pay for his role in an incident involving Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson on Thursday, the NBA announced. The league said the suspension was specifically for "attempting to enter the Milwaukee Bucks' locker room and..." March 20

  • Barnes denies going after Henson: 'I got led into the wrong room'

    Los Angeles Times "DeAndre Jordan wrapped Matt Barnes in a bear hug. Chris Paul held up his phone so that his son could briefly chat with Barnes on FaceTime. But there was something about their former teammate on Saturday that the Clippers didn’t miss: more controversy. Barnes said he did not try to enter the..." March 19

  • Bucks' Henson mean mugs Grizzlies' Barnes, followed down tunnel after being ejected

    The Score "Considering the Milwaukee Bucks held a double-digit advantage, the final 5.5 seconds of their 96-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night proved rather eventful. After Bucks center John Henson emphatically blocked Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes' meaningless layup attempt just before..." March 18

  • NBA Investigating Matt Barnes 'Chasing' Incident

    TMZ "The NBA has launched an investigation in the Matt Barnes vs. John Henson "chasing" incident -- though we're told there was NO FIGHT ... league sources tell TMZ Sports. Barnes jogged into the locker room after he and Henson were ejected from Thursday night's Bucks vs. Grizzlies game ... with..." March 18

  • Matt Barnes gets cold-as-ice Instagram revenge on Derek Fisher

    New York Post "While Derek Fisher is now on the unemployment line, his nemesis Matt Barnes is sitting pretty in Memphis. At least, that’s the message the Grizzlies forward seemed to convey by posting a caption-less Instagram photo of himself Monday morning wearing a sports jacket and a satisfied look, just an..." February 08

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    Ross Wooden @RossWooden

    #Grizzlies' Matt Barnes (right hamstring, previously listed as questionable) is active and available to play tonight at New York.

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Grizzlies F Matt Barnes has been fined $35K for inappropriate public comments detrimental to best interests of NBA.

  • NBA fines Grizzlies' Matt Barnes $35K for 'comments condoning violence'

    CBS Sports "Still harboring ill feelings toward New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes told reporters Saturday that "Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is." Because of this specific statement, the NBA fined Barnes $35,000 on Sunday. From the NBA:..." January 17

  • Matt Barnes continues to come after Derek Fisher with words, warns Knicks coach to ‘stay away’

    New York Daily News "Matt Barnes has some advice for Derek Fisher for Saturday night’s game – or maybe it was a warning: Don’t even try to discuss this. “I just don’t like him. Plain and simple. He knows I don’t like him,” the Grizzlies' Barnes said ahead of Saturday night’s contest against the Knicks. “Don’t say..." January 17

  • Derek Fisher not focusing on Matt Barnes ahead of first matchup since October confrontation

    ESPN "Knicks coach Derek Fisher doesn't expect to have any run-ins with Matt Barnes on Saturday when his team plays the Memphis Grizzlies. "No, I really don't," Fisher said after practice Friday. "We're trying to win games, and that's really all that I'm thinking about as a coach. ... Those are the..." January 16

  • Matt Barnes on Derek Fisher: “When I’m Retired, Him and I Will Cross Paths Again”

    Complex "On Saturday night, the Knicks will travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. And while that wouldn’t typically be a game that we would have circled on our calendars, we will be keeping a close eye on the matchup because it will mark the first time the two teams have played since the now-infamous..." January 15

  • Matt Barnes doubts he'll recoup any money from suspension grievance

    The Score "The National Basketball Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes Wednesday in an effort to recoup his pay lost to a two-game suspension. Barnes doesn't expect to get his money back. "It means a lot that the NBAPA has filed an appeal on my..." January 14

  • Players association files grievance on behalf of Grizzlies’ Matt Barnes

    Yahoo! Sports "The National Basketball Players Association has filed a grievance on behalf of Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes to get his two-game suspension without pay rescinded, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The NBA suspended Barnes for a physical altercation with New York Knicks coach Derek..." January 13

  • Matt Barnes Calls Rihanna a Liar And Derek Fisher a Snitch

    TMZ "Matt Barnes is ringing in the New Year in a very special way ... BY DESTROYING THOSE WHO CROSSED HIM IN 2015 ... Rihanna, and Derek Fisher. In an Instagram post that'd make 50 Cent proud ... Barnes calls out a pop star who "lied on him" saying he's got texts -- and pics -- to prove their..." January 01

  • Matt Barnes suspended two games for altercation with Derek Fisher

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Matt Barnes two games for a physical altercation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher at the home of Barnes' estranged wife in Southern California in October, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Fisher had flown to Los Angeles on an off day of..." December 28

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