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Averaging 8.3 ppg (.440 FG%, .335 3pt%, .742 FT%), 4.6 rpg, 1.7 apg and 23.6 mpg in 855 career games (started 341) in 13 NBA seasons with nine teams: L.A. Clippers (2003-04, 2012-13 - 2014-15), Sacramento (2004-05), New York (2005-06), Philadelphia (2005-06), Golden State (2006-07 - 2007-08), Phoenix (2008-09), Orlando (2009-10), L.A. Lakers (2011-12) and Memphis (2015-16) ... In four seasons (2003-04, 2012-13 - 2014-15) with the Clippers, averaged 9.3 ppg (.450 FG%, .347 3pt%, .744 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 1.6 apg and 26.4 mpg in 257 contests (started 127) ... With Golden State (2 seasons, 2006-07 and 2007-08), averaged 8.3 ppg (.432 FG%, .338 3pt%, .738 FT%), 4.5 rpg, 2.0 apg and 21.7 mpg in 149 games (started 41) ... In two seasons (2010-11 and 2011-12), averaged 7.3 ppg (.459 FG%, .327 3pt%, .756 FT%), 4.9 rpg, 1.7 apg and 21.2 mpg in 116 games (started 16) ... Owns 39 career double-doubles, including one triple-double ... Holds career postseason averages of 7.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.00 steals in 24.6 minutes in 79 playoff games (44 starts) for Golden State, Orlando, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers.

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES

Drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the second round (45th overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft (6/6/02) ... Draft rights traded on draft night by the Memphis Grizzlies with Nick Anderson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Wesley Person ... Signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers (9/1/02) ... Waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers (10/18/02) ... Signed by the Seattle SuperSonics as a free agent (9/26/03) ... Waived by the Seattle SuperSonics (10/13/03) ... Signed by the Los Angeles Clippers to the first of two 10-day contracts (1/19/04) and signed for the remainder of the season ... Signed by the Sacramento Kings as a free agent (10/1/04) ... Traded by the Sacramento Kings with Chris Webber and Michael Bradley to the Philadelphia 76ers for Brian Skinner, Kenny Thomas and Corliss Williamson (2/23/05) ... Signed with the New York Knicks as a free agent (10/6/05) ... Waived by the New York Knicks (12/3/05) ... Signed with the Philadelphia 76ers as a free agent (12/9/05) ... Signed with the Golden State Warriors as a free agent (10/2/06) ... Re-signed with the Golden State Warriors (8/3/07) ... Signed with the Phoenix Suns as a free agent (7/22/08) ... Signed with the Orlando Magic as a free agent (7/21/09) ... Signed a multi-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers as a free agent (7/22/10) ... Exercised a player option to extend his contract (6/1/11) ... Signed with the Los Angeles Clippers as a free agent (9/14/12) ... Re-signed with the Los Angeles Clippers to a multi-year contract (7/10/13) ... Traded by the Los Angeles Clippers with Spencer Hawes to the Charlotte Hornets for Lance Stephenson (6/15/15) ... Traded by the Charlotte Hornets to the Memphis Grizzlies for Luke Ridnour (6/25/15) ... Signed with the Sacramento Kings as a free agent (7/9/16).

2015-2016 (Memphis)

Averaged 10.0 ppg (.381 FG%, .332 3pt%, a career-high .804 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.0 spg and 28.8 mpg in 76 games (started 45) ... Missed a total of six games, including three due to injury and three (12/29/15-1/2/16, 3/19/16) due to NBA suspensions ... Sidelined one game (1/12/16) with a right thumb contusion ... Missed one game (2/1/16) with a right hamstring injury ... Sat out one game (3/7/16) due to a sore right hamstring but dressed and was listed as a DNP (Coach’s Decision) ... Led the Grizzlies in minutes played (2,190), three-point field goals made (119) and attempted (370), turnovers (121) and fouls (234) ... Ranked second on the team in defensive (336) and total (420) rebounds and blocks (57) ... Scored in double- gures 41 times, including six games with 20 or more points ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds nine times ... Recorded 10 or more assists in one game ... Had seven double-doubles, including one triple-double ... Led the Grizzlies in scoring five times, in rebounding 14 times, in assists six times ... Averaged 11.6 ppg (.383 FG%, .313 3pt%, .796 FT%) and 6.3 rpg in 32.5 mpg in 45 starts compared to 7.5 ppg (.381 FG%, .339 3pt%, .825 FT%) and 4.4 rpg in 23.4 mpg in 31 games off the bench ... Scored in double figures in a season-best seven straight games (11/20-12/1/15) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Made game-winning basket from just beyond half court with 1.1 seconds remaining at Detroit (12/9/15) ... The game-winner marked the 100th go-ahead field goal attempt from beyond half court in the final five seconds of a game over the last 20 years (and only the third successful attempt) ... Scored 18 points (6-7 FG, 6-6 3pt), setting a season high for threes, vs. Detroit (1/14/16), becoming the first Grizzlies player to make six treys without a miss since Mike Bibby for the Vancouver Grizzlies at Boston (1/10/00) ... Posted 25 points (9-14 FG, 5-9 3pt, 2-3 FT) on Feb. 24 at L.A. Lakers (2/24/16) ... Became the oldest NBA player (36 years, 2 days) to register his first career triple-double when he recorded a season-high 26 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in a season-most 44 minutes vs. New Orleans (3/11/16) - previous: Dennis Rodman at 34 years, 248 days (1/10/96) ... Of the 75 triple-doubles in the NBA this season, his was one of just two that did not include a turnover (Russell Westbrook) ... Became the seventh player in franchise history to post a triple-double, later to be joined by Zach Randolph ... Posted 24 points, a season-high 15 rebounds and four assists vs. Golden State (4/9/16).

2014-2015 (LA Clippers)

Averaged 10.1 ppg (.444 FG%, .362 3pt%, .779 FT%), 4.0 rpg, 1.5 apg and 29.9 mpg in 76 games (started 74) ... Ranked 12th in the NBA in overall plus-minus (+526) ... Finished third on the team and tied for 24th in the NBA in three-point field goals made (career-high 136) ... Ranked fifth among forwards in three-pointers made in starts behind only Kyle Korver, Trevor Ariza, Kevin Love and Wilson Chandler ... Averaged 10.2 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 1.5 apg in his 74 starts ... Started his final 69 games of the season after playing two games off the bench from November 8-10 ... Scored in double digits 11 times in his final 17 games of the season ... Recorded 35 games of 10+ points (26-9 record) and three games of 20+ points (2-1 record), all of which coming on the road ... Grabbed 10+ rebounds once (1-0 record) in a double-double effort ... Missed six games due to injury ... Missed two games from Nov. 24-26 with a sore left calf ... Missed two games from March 2-4 with a strained right hamstring ... Missed two games from March 17-18 with right hamstring soreness ... Top Single-Game Performances: Tied a season high with 26 points to go with a season-best 10 rebounds in his lone double-double of the season (32nd career) at Sacramento (1/17/15) ... Recorded a career-high four blocks at Chicago (3/1/15) ... Scored 22 points, sinking a season-high-tying six threes on seven attempts, at Oklahoma City (3/11/15) ... 2015 NBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 7.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.6 apg and 1.43 spg in 29.2 mpg in 14 postseason games (all starts), playing back-to-back seven-game series against the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets ... Recorded 7.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 1.71 spg in 28.2 mpg in seven first-round games against San Antonio ... Scored 17 points in the Clippers’ Game 7 win vs. San Antonio (5/2/15) ... Averaged 7.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 2.3 apg and 1.14 spg in 30.2 mpg in seven games against Houston in the Western Conference Semi nals ... Scored 20 points in Game 1 of the West Semis at Houston (5/4/15), his third career 20-point performance in the playoffs ... Grabbed 10 rebounds in Game 6 of the West Semis vs. Houston (5/14/15), his seventh postseason effort with 10 or more rebounds.

2013-2014 (LA Clippers)

Averaged 9.9 ppg (.438 FG%, .343 3pt%, .733 FT%), 4.6 rpg, 2.0 apg and 27.5 mpg in 63 games (started 40) ... Scored in double-figures in 32 games, 20 or more points in three games ... Had two games with 10 or more rebounds, both double-doubles ... Averaged 14.5 ppg during the month of March, highlighted by a season-high 28-point performance at Phoenix (3/4/14) ... Missed 19 games due to injury, including three games due to a right thigh contusion (11/6-11/9/13) and 16 contests due to a left eye contusion/retinal tear (11/20-12/18) ... 2014 NBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 9.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 1.8 apg in 31.1 mpg in 13 postseason games (all starts) against Golden State and Oklahoma City ... Averaged 8.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 1.9 apg in 28.9 mpg in seven First Round games against the Warriors ... Posted 10.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg

2012-2013 (LA Clippers)

Averaged 10.3 ppg (.462 FG%, .342 3pt%, .744 FT%), 4.6 rpg, 1.5 apg and 25.7 mpg in 80 games (started 4) ... Missed two games due to NBA suspensions (10/31/12 and 2/1/13) ... Ranked fifth in the NBA in field goal percentage from two-point range (.574 FG%) ... Tallied 10 or more points in 44 games, 20 or more in four contests ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in one game ... Recorded one double-double ... Finished third in the NBA in fourth quarter plus-minus (+185) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Scored a season-high 21 points at Milwaukee (12/15/12) and vs. Boston (12/27/12) ... 2013 NBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 11.8 ppg and 5.0 rpg in 27.0 mpg in six First Round games against Memphis ... Scored a playoff career-high 30 points (11-14 FG, 6-7 3pt, 2-3 FT) and snared 10 rebounds off the bench in Game 6 at Memphis (5/3/13), becoming one of just three reserves since the 1985 NBA Playoffs to post a 30-10 effort in a postseason game (Kevin McHale and Manu Ginobili).

2011-2012 (LA Lakers)

Averaged 7.8 ppg (.452 FG%, .333 3pt%, .742 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 2.0 apg and 22.9 mpg in 63 games (started 16) ... Missed one game with a sprained right ankle (4/26/12) ... Scored in double- gures in 20 games, 20 or more points in one game ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in six games ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Top Single-Game Performances: Notched a season-high 13 rebounds vs. Houston (4/6/12) ... Scored a season-high 24 points (9-11 FG, 4-4 3pt) to go with 10 rebounds vs. Denver (4/13/12) ... 2012 NBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 3.5 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 16.8 mpg in 11 postseason games off the bench against Denver and Oklahoma City ... Recorded 4.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 2.0 apg in 19.9 mpg in seven First Round games against the Nuggets ... Posted 2.0 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 11.5 mpg in four Western Conference Semi nals games against the Thunder.

2010-2011 (LA Lakers)

Averaged 6.7 ppg (.470 FG%, .318 3pt%, .779 FT%), 4.3 rpg, 1.3 apg and 19.2 mpg in 53 games off the bench ... Missed 28 games due to injury, including 26 games with a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee and two games with a sore right knee, and one game due to NBA suspension ... Scored in double- gures in 11 games, 20 or more points in one game ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in two games ... Recorded two double-doubles ... Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded 16 points and a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Memphis (11/2/10) ... Scored a season-high 24 points (7-7 FG, 5-5 3pt, 5-5 FT) to go with seven rebounds and six assists at Minnesota (11/19/10) ... In doing this, he became one of three players in NBA history (Charles Barkley and Pau Gasol) to record at least 20 points, five rebounds, five assists while not missing a single shot (minimum of five field goal attempts and five free throw attempts) ... 2011 NBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 3.6 ppg and 2.8 rpg in 13.1 mpg in 10 postseason games off the bench against New Orleans and Dallas ... Tallied 3.8 ppg and 2.5 rpg in 13.6 mpg in six First Round games against the Hornets ... Recorded 3.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 12.3 mpg in four Western Conference Semi nals games against the Mavericks.

2009-2010 (Orlando)

Averaged 8.8 ppg (.487 FG%, .319 3pt%, .740 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 1.7 apg and 25.9 mpg in 81 games (started 58) ... Missed one game with a sprained left big toe (3/14/10) ... Shot a career-high .586 from two-point range ... Averaged 10.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 1.8 apg in 28.7 mpg in his 58 starts ... Scored in double- gures in 38 games, 20 or more in three ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in six games ... Recorded five double-doubles ... Top Single-Game Performances: Notched a career-high six steals at Toronto (11/1/09) ... Scored a season-high 28 points with nine rebounds at Denver (1/13/10) ... Snared a career-high 16 rebounds vs. Indiana (1/20/10) ... 2010 NBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 6.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.4 apg and 23.3 mpg in starting all 14 postseason games he played in against Charlotte, Atlanta and Boston, advancing to the conference finals for the first time in his career ... Averaged 8.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.0 apg and 27.0 mpg in a four-game First Round sweep of the Bobcats ... Averaged 6.3 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.3 apg and 22.6 mpg in a four-game Eastern Conference Semi nals sweep of the Hawks with an average margin of victory of 25.3 ppg ... Averaged 5.0 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.0 apg and 21.2 mpg in six games against the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals.

2008-2009 (Phoenix)

Averaging 10.2 ppg (.423 FG%, .343 3pt%, .743 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 2.8 apg and 27.0 mpg in 77 games (started 44) ... Missed three games due to personal reasons (birth of his twin sons, 11/5-11/8/08) and was suspended by the NBA for two games (11/14-11/16/08) following an altercation vs. Houston (11/12/08) ... Averaged 12.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 3.2 apg and 30.7 mpg in his 40 starts ... Scored in double- gures in 36 games, 20 or more points in eight games ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in five games ... Dished out 10 or more assists in one game ... Recorded five double-doubles ... Top Single-Game Performances: Connected on a game-winning three-pointer with 26.7 seconds remaining at Oklahoma City (11/25/08) ... Scored 25 points with 10 rebounds and five assists at LA Lakers (12/10/08) ... Recorded a season-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds and seven assists vs. LA Lakers (3/1/09) ... Posted 20 points, six rebounds and a career-high 11 assists at Golden State (3/15/09).

2007-2008 (Golden State)

Averaged 6.7 ppg (.423 FG%, .293 3pt%, .747 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 1.9 apg and 19.4 mpg in 73 games (started 18) ... Missed six games due to personal reasons ... Averaged 10.3 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 3.4 apg in his 18 starts ... Scored in double- gures in 18 games, 20 or more points in one game ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in three games ... Recorded two double-doubles ... Top Single-Game Performances: Grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds (all defensive) at Portland (12/12/07) ... Scored a season-high 20 points vs. Minnesota (1/21/08).

2006-2007 (Golden State)

Averaged 9.8 ppg (.438 FG%, .366 3pt%, .732 FT%), 4.6 rpg, 2.1 apg and 23.9 mpg in 76 games (started 23) ... Averaged 14.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.7 apg and 34.5 mpg in his 23 starts ... Scored in double- gures in 34 games, 20 or more points in eight games and 30 or more points twice Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in nine games ... Recorded eight double-doubles ... Top Single-Game Performances: Totaled 32 points and 11 rebounds vs. Sacramento (12/12/06) and scored a career-high 36 points (13-28 FG, 7-16 3pt, 3-3 FT) at Memphis (1/3/07) ... His seven three-pointers made tied his personal best ... Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds at LA Clippers (1/17/07) ... 2007 NBA PLAYOFFS: Played a key role for the eighth-seeded Warriors, averaging 11.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.45 spg in 11 postseason games (started three) against Dallas and Utah ... Recorded 10.2 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.00 spg and 28.9 mpg in six First Round games (started one) against the Mavericks, helping the Warriors become the first No. 8 seed in NBA history to defeat a No. 1 seed in a best-of-seven postseason series ... Registered 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in 42 minutes in the decisive Game 6 of the First Round vs. Dallas (5/3/07) ... Posted 12.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.6 apg, 2.00 spg and 31.2 mpg in 5 games (started two) against Utah in the Western Conference Semi nals ... Notched 20 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals in Game 1 of the West Semis at Utah (5/7/07).

2005-06 (Philadelphia-New York)

Averaged 3.1 ppg (.500 FG%, .200 3pt%, .681 FT%), 2.2 rpg, 0.5 apg and 11.3 mpg in 56 games (started 5) with New York and Philadelphia ... Averaged 4.3 ppg (.367 FG%, .250 3pt%, .750 FT%), 4.0 rpg, 1.0 apg and 15.5 mpg in six games (started 5) with New York ... Averaged 3.0 ppg (.536 FG%, .182 3pt%, .674 FT%), 1.9 rpg, 0.4 apg and 10.8 mpg in 50 games off the bench ... Waived by New York (12/3/05) and signed with Philadelphia as a free agent (12/9/05) ... Scored in double- gures in two games, including a season-high 14 points vs. Toronto (3/14/06).

2004-05 (Sacramento-Philadelphia)

Averaged 3.8 ppg (.411 FG%, .227 3pt%, .603 FT%), 3.1 rpg, 1.3 apg and 16.6 mpg in 43 games (started 9) ... Scored in double- gures in four games ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in two games ... Recorded one double-double ... Led the Kings in rebounding in one game and assists in one ... Top Single-Game Performances: Tallied a season-high 17 points at Dallas (11/2/04) ... Posted his lone double- double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Atlanta (2/22/05).

2003-04 (Clippers)

Averaged 4.5 ppg (.457 FG%, .154 3pt%, .705 FT%), 4.0 rpg, 1.3 apg and 19.1 mpg in 38 games (started 9) ... Averaged 7.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.3 apg and 28.2 mpg in his nine starts.

2002-03 (D-League)

Before joining the NBA, averaged 9.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.1 apg and 18.6 mpg in 50 games (12 starts) for the Fayetteville Patriots in the NBA D-League.

COLLEGE

Averaged 8.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 22.6 minutes in 121 games in four seasons at UCLA (1998-2002) ... Shot .469 from the field, .314 from three-point range and .566 from the free throw line ... Became the 43rd player in program history to score 1,000 career points ... Helped lead the Bruins to the NCAA Tournament all four years during his collegiate career, including three consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 appearances from 1999-2002 ... 2001-02 (Senior): Averaged 13.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 30.7 minutes in 31 games as a senior ... Shot .471 from the field and .619 from the free throw line ... Shot a careerhigh .417 from three-point range (43-of-103 3P) after shooting a combined .198 from long range (18-of-91 3P) in his first three collegiate seasons ... 2000-01 (Junior): Averaged 11.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.59 steals in 30.3 minutes in 32 games as a junior ... Named All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention and received a team award for outstanding play ... Ranked sixth in the conference in rebounding and steals ... 1999-2000 (Sophomore): Averaged 5.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 14.8 minutes in 28 games ... 1998-99 (Freshman): Averaged 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 13.1 minutes in 30 contests.

PERSONAL

Full name is Matt Kelly Barnes ... Father of twin boys, Isaiah Michael and Carter Kelly, born in November 2008 ... Son of Henry and Ann Barnes ... In 50 games played in 2002-03 with Fayetteville of the NBA Development League, averaging 9.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 18.6 minutes ... Lost his mother to lung cancer in November 2007 ... Has one brother, Jason, and one sister, Danielle ... Jason plays wide receiver in the Canadian Football League ... Averaged 30 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks, five steals and three assists as a senior at Del Campo High School in Sacramento, CA ... In addition to his outstanding basketball play, was an All-American wide receiver and led the nation with 28 touchdown catches during his senior year ... Was considering an attempt to play in the NFL if training camp invite with Golden State was not successful in 2006

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Height: 6'7''/ 2.01m
Weight: 226 lbs./ 102.5 kg
Born: March 09, 1980
From: University of California, Los Angeles
Draft: 2nd Round (45th pick) 2002 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2002
Years Pro: 13
Previous Teams:
  Memphis Grizzlies 2015 - 2015
  Los Angeles Clippers 2013 - 2014
  Los Angeles Lakers 2012 - 2012
  Los Angeles Clippers 2012 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: UCLA/USA

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