Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release

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Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:56 pm

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 once they traded him, my mind-set is they’re starting over and my mind-set is also I’m too old to start over,” Barnes said. “So Vlade [Divac, the Kings’ general manager] had that understanding and the next day we spoke and it was a mutual, ‘Hey, I understand it’s a business and I want to win.’ And he understood that. So from there guys started calling me.”


Barnes received interest from the Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers. Barnes signed with the Warriors following the injury to Kevin Durant.


“So, it was a waiting game,” Barnes said. “I just stayed ready, working out in LA, hanging with my kids. I got a call when I was at their [basketball] practice and then coach [Steve] Kerr called me at about 10 o’clock that night and I was on a plane to Chicago the next day.”

Via Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

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Re: Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release 

Post#2 » by Cassius » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:04 pm

Actual conversation:

Barnes - I f*****g hate you people!
Vlade - We all f******g hate you!
Barnes - I will date your daughters if I'm on this team at year end
Vlade - Alright, you win.
I_Like_Dirt wrote:The whole comparison to Kevin McHale is ridiculously close, imo... And that's without more hilarious aspects of the comparison, e.g. if Wally Sczerbiak were 7 feet tall with the slower reflexes that came with the additional height, he'd be Bargnani.
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Re: Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release 

Post#3 » by BallDontLie_ » Mon Mar 13, 2017 11:03 pm

Cassius wrote:Actual conversation:

Barnes - I f*****g hate you people!
Vlade - We all f******g hate you!
Barnes - I will date your daughters if I'm on this team at year end
Vlade - Alright, you win.


Clearly jokes are not your thing but keep trying my friend!
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Re: Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release 

Post#4 » by Cassius » Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:08 pm

BallDontLie_ wrote:
Cassius wrote:Actual conversation:

Barnes - I f*****g hate you people!
Vlade - We all f******g hate you!
Barnes - I will date your daughters if I'm on this team at year end
Vlade - Alright, you win.


Clearly jokes are not your thing but keep trying my friend!


Thanks, that was almost as helpful as writing nothing.
I_Like_Dirt wrote:The whole comparison to Kevin McHale is ridiculously close, imo... And that's without more hilarious aspects of the comparison, e.g. if Wally Sczerbiak were 7 feet tall with the slower reflexes that came with the additional height, he'd be Bargnani.
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Re: Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release 

Post#5 » by BallDontLie_ » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:12 pm

Cassius wrote:Thanks, that was almost as helpful as writing nothing.


Sorry buddy I'm not gonna hold your hand and teach you how to be funny but I can encourage you to keep trying!
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Re: Matt Barnes, Kings Mutually Made Decision On Release 

Post#6 » by Cassius » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:00 pm

BallDontLie_ wrote:
Cassius wrote:Thanks, that was almost as helpful as writing nothing.


Sorry buddy I'm not gonna hold your hand and teach you how to be funny but I can encourage you to keep trying!


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I_Like_Dirt wrote:The whole comparison to Kevin McHale is ridiculously close, imo... And that's without more hilarious aspects of the comparison, e.g. if Wally Sczerbiak were 7 feet tall with the slower reflexes that came with the additional height, he'd be Bargnani.

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