Matt Barnes RUMORS & NEWS

  • DeMarcus Cousins Explains Why He Was Barnes Tag Team Partner in Club Brawl

    Black Sports Online "On May 5, Demarcus Cousins responded to a lawsuit stemming from a NYC nightclub fight he and Matt Barnes were involved in back in December. Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell filed lawsuits against Cousins and Barnes accusing them of attacking them inside the club. Besiso has claimed that she..." May 09

  • Warriors update health status of Livingston, Barnes

    CSN Bay Area "One day after every member of the Warriors participated in a full scrimmage, the official health updates were released. Veteran forward Matt Barnes, out since April 8, is listed as probable for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals that begin Tuesday at Oracle Arena. Veteran guard..." April 30

  • Durant, Livingston, Barnes Questionable for Game 2

    CSN Bay Area "The Warriors may be without several players on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant (left calf strain), Shaun Livingston (right index finger sprain and hand contusion) and Matt Barnes (right ankle/foot sprain) are questionable for Game 2 vs Portland. More to come..." April 18

  • Warriors' Barnes: 'I'm trying to kill' Kings

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes has a candid message for his former team, the Sacramento Kings. "I'm trying to kill them," Barnes told reporters Thursday. "Plain and simple. Things didn't go well there." Barnes' new team will play host to his former squad Friday. The..." March 24

  • Matt Barnes on Derek Fisher chants: ‘I’m sick of that s—’

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Barnes will likely forever be linked with Derek Fisher after their infamous 2015 confrontation, but the veteran swingman has gotten to the point where he would very much like to be excluded from this narrative. In a recent interview with Nubyjas Wilborn of Sporting News, Barnes said he was..." March 23

  • Matt Barnes likes being the 'tough guy' — just not all that comes with it

    Sporting News "Matt Barnes has been a cause of consternation since he left UCLA in 2002. He was drafted by the Grizzlies in the second round and has been on a Don Quixote-type journey ever since. The 37-year-old mercurial forward has played for 12 different teams. His stops include two years in the NBDL in..." March 13

  • Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release

    Real GM Basketball "The Sacramento Kings waived Matt Barnes to create a roster spot following the DeMarcus Cousins trade despite owning a $6.4 million option for 17-18. Barnes was a veteran presence to help the Kings push for the playoffs with DeMarcus Cousins. “They were so adamant in not trading DeMarcus, so..." March 12

  • Matt Barnes: Kings treated DeMarcus Cousins in a 'bad way'

    ESPN "Newly-signed Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes discussed the days leading up to the messy divorce between his former teammate DeMarcus Cousins and the Sacramento Kings. “It was a tough situation for all of us,” Barnes told ESPN in his first interview on the situation since the trade...." March 10

  • Steve Kerr: Warriors will let Matt Barnes' legal issues play out

    ESPN "Responding to the concerns of Golden State Warriors fans regarding Matt Barnes' past and current issues, coach Steve Kerr told ESPN that he is comfortable with the veteran forward being on the team. In his comments, Kerr referenced the third-degree misdemeanor assault charges Barnes is facing..." March 06

  • Barnes' court date pushed back until after Finals

    Fox Sports "Less than 24 hours after making his 2017 debut with the Warriors, Matt Barnes was in court in New York City on Friday. The Golden State wingman faced arraignment for misdemeanor assault charges stemming from an alleged altercation in a New York nightclub on Dec. 5, yet his lawyer successfully..." March 03

  • Matt Barnes Gets SERVED At Court ... In Nightclub Brawl Case

    TMZ "Matt Barnes took a surprise shot to the stomach on his way into a NY courthouse Friday morning -- when a process server cut him off at the pass and smacked him with a lawsuit over his nightclub brawl. The Golden State Warriors player had a scheduled hearing to take care of his misdemeanor..." March 03

  • Warriors to add Matt Barnes, not Jose Calderon, in wake of Kevin Durant injury

    San Jose Mercury News "Kevin Durant’s left knee injury has already produced a ripple effect throughout the Warriors roster. Late Tuesday night, ESPN reported that the Warriors now plan to sign Matt Barnes into their 15th roster spot, not Jose Calderon. According to ESPN, the Warriors will still make good on their..." March 01

  • Kings expected to waive Barnes to make room for Cousins trade

    CSN Bay Area "Matt Barnes has reportedly drawn the short straw. The Kings are expected to waive Barnes, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. After Sunday’s blockbuster trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi to the New Orleans Pelicans for Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway, Tyreke Evans and picks, the..." February 20

  • Matt Barnes: DeMarcus Cousins must 'be himself' despite rep

    ESPN "Veteran Matt Barnes speaks from experience when he says All-Star teammate DeMarcus Cousins must "try to be himself without jeopardizing himself or the team" for the Sacramento Kings to make the playoffs. Barnes, in an interview with ESPN-Tencent's Yuan Fang on Sunday night after a 105-99 win..." February 13

  • Matt Barnes surrenders to cops over nightclub brawl

    New York Post "Basketball bad boy Matt Barnes surrendered to NYPD cops on Wednesday and was booked in connection to a barroom brawl back in December, law enforcement sources said. The hoops hothead Barnes turned himself in at the 10th Precinct station house and was issued a desk appearance ticket for..." February 01

  • The Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher Beef Is Heating Up Again

    Complex "Time may heal all wounds, but apparently, 16 months isn't long enough for Matt Barnes to get over the fact that his ex-teammate Derek Fisher is dating his ex-wife Gloria Govan. At least, not if a comment Barnes left under one of Bleacher Report's Instagram posts on Monday is any indication. B/R..." February 01

  • Sacramento Kings’ Matt Barnes likely turning himself in soon for Chelsea nightclub brawl

    New York Daily News "NBA player Matt Barnes is expected to soon turn himself in on misdemeanor assault charges for allegedly assaulting a woman during a brawl at a Chelsea nightclub, police sources said Friday. The Dec. 5 free-for-all happened at hotspot Avenue on 10th Ave. and involved Barnes, fellow Sacramento..." January 27

  • Matt Barnes Officially Divorced After Writing Huge Checks

    TMZ "Matt Barnes is officially a single man ... and all it cost him was HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ... TMZ Sports has learned. Barnes and Gloria Govan broke up in 2014 after 1 year and 11 months as man and wife. They have twin boys together who were born back in 2008. Things were amicable..." December 21

  • NYPD nearing arrest of Matt Barnes over club assault

    Pro Basketball Talk "While in New York, Sacramento’s Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins were involved in an altercation at a Chelsea club, which led to them being questioned by police. Barnes’ representative said it was self-defense , but the video of the incident reportedly shows Barnes as the aggressor and choking a..." December 10

  • Matt Barnes Accuser 'I've Got Injury Pics Too ... You Obliterated My Face'

    TMZ "The man suing Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins just released pics of his alleged injuries ... and it's pretty brutal. Myrone Powell and Jasmine Besiso just appeared at a news conference in NYC -- where, along with attorney Michael Lamonsoff, they spelled out their case against the NBA stars...." December 08

  • Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins Sued by Alleged Victims of NYC Nightclub Fight

    Complex "In the latest development in the Monday morning NYC nightclub fight involving Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins, the alleged victims of the altercation have sued the Sacramento Kings teammates. According to TMZ, the lawsuit was filed by Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell in New York this week...." December 08

  • Matt Barnes Responds To Reports He Choked A Woman in New York

    Hip Hollywood "Matt Barnes is responding to new reports that he choked a woman inside a New York Nightclub early Monday morning. The Sacramento Kings star posted as statement on Instagram that read: “There’s always two sides to a story.. The side the media consistently tries to paint of me…. And what actually..." December 05

  • Matt Barnes accused of choking woman in nightclub

    New York Post "NBA bad boy Matt Barnes is being accused of choking a woman inside New York’s Avenue nightclub early Monday, TMZ reports. Sources told the website the NYPD received a call after midnight, in which Barnes — named as the assailant — choked a woman during an argument. Barnes allegedly punched..." December 05