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Matt Barnes
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8.8 5.1 1.8
Team: MemphisHeight: 6-7 Born: 3/9/1980
Position: G-FWeight: 226 Birthplace: Santa Clara, California
College: UCLADraft: 2nd Round 17th pick by Grizzlies (2002)


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Jan. 17 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET18:16 GMT2:16 11:16 AM MST1:16 PM EST22:16 UAE19:1613:16 ET12:16 PM CT16:16 - The NBA fined Barnes $35,000 for making ''inappropriate public comments'' condoning violence. The fine was announced Sunday, a day after Memphis beat the Knicks 103-95 in the teams' first meeting since the league suspended Barnes for two games for fighting with New York coach Derek Fisher in October.
Analysis: According to the Commercial Appeal, Barnes said at the Grizzlies' pregame shootaround: ''Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is.'' NBA vice president for basketball operations Kiki VanDeWeghe said Barnes' "words are unacceptable and entirely inconsistent with the core principles of this game and the NBA.''
Jan. 12 4:09 PM PT5:09 PM MT6:09 PM CT7:09 PM ET0:09 GMT8:09 5:09 PM MST7:09 PM EST4:09 UAE (+1)01:0919:09 ET6:09 PM CT22:09 - Barnes returned from a one-game absence to score 18 points in Thursday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: The veteran small forward showed no ill effects from the bruised right thumb that kept him out Tuesday, as he hit all six of his 3-point attempts for his fourth straight double-figure game.
Dec. 28 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST20:55 UAE17:5511:55 ET10:55 AM CT14:55 - The NBA suspended Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes two games without pay Monday for what the league said was a "physical altercation" with Derek Fisher and for "threatening" the New York Knicks coach in October.
Analysis: The league investigated the Oct. 3 incident in Redondo Beach, California, between Barnes and Fisher - former teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2010-12.
Dec. 14 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET5:02 GMT13:02 10:02 PM MST12:02 AM EST9:02 UAE06:020:02 ET11:02 PM CT3:02 - Barnes started for the fourth time this season on Sunday and finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Analysis: Barnes rebounded from Friday's rough 4-of-14 shooting night.
Oct. 7 6:31 PM PT7:31 PM MT8:31 PM CT9:31 PM ET1:31 GMT9:31 6:31 PM MST8:31 PM EST5:31 UAE (+1)03:3121:31 ET8:31 PM CT0:31 - Barnes says the NBA is investigating what happened with his former teammate, Knicks coach Derek Fisher, in California and called the incident a "personal matter" involving someone who was a good friend at one point.
Analysis: Barnes spoke Thursday after the Grizzlies' morning shootaround. The veteran says in video posted by The Commercial Appeal that he has not spoken with the NBA yet. Barnes says the "real details" will come out in due time and would not comment on what happened.

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