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How Grizzlies' Players Can Stand Out In Orlando Summer League

This year's Orlando Pro Summer League promises to be more important and entertaining than in previous years as Memphis' rookies and second-year players will look to stand out and not lose their spot on the Grizzlies' roster. Jordan Adams, Russ Smith, JaMychal Green, and Jarnell Stokes did not receive extended playing time last season as the Grizzlies were aiming for a championship with their seasoned veterans. Over this summer, the Grizzlies have already shaken up the roster by adding rookies Andrew Harrison and Jarell Martin. Then, Memphis acquired Matt Barnes and Brandan Wright via free...
Clips Nation Jun 28, 2015

Replacing Matt Barnes

The Clippers need a new small forward. For years, the Clippers struggled to find a fit at small forward.  Jared Dudley certainly wasn't it, and after Matt Barnes was applied as a short-term band-aid, no subsequent experiment was close to as effective as the journeyman energizer.  While the Clippers certainly could have used an upgrade, they didn't need to go in a different direction.  Barnes was an athletic defender who slashed to the basket and made spot-up threes at a decent rate. What are the Clippers looking for besides that?  All they ever really wanted was someone a little more...

Grizzlies get high grade on acquisition of Matt Barnes

To no one in Grizz Nation's surprise, the Janis Timma --> Luke Ridnour --> Matt Barnes trade is going over very well in the world of basketball. It was basically a perfect alignment of $$$moneys, availability and timing. The Grizzlies finally got to use a trade exception (I can't be the only one who's disappointed when I see multi-million dollar exceptions expire, right?) and they infused active veteran skills (Barnes) in place of distant, theoretical potential (Timma). ESPN's Kevin Pelton found the trade ($$) to be particularly favorable for Memphis. Grade: A It didn't take long for the...
Sun Herald Jun 25, 2015

Grizzlies pick up Barnes from Hornets

The Memphis Grizzlies acquired forward Matt Barnes from the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday in exchange for recently acquired guard Luke Ridnour.

22 Three-Point Swishin' GIFs for the newest Memphis Grizzly, Matt Barnes

I'm assuming Matt Barnes will don his usual #22 with the Memphis Grizzlies. If he doesn't, you'll still enjoy this. The Memphis Grizzlies have traded for Matt Barnes, and they likely intend on playing the man who has tormented Grizzlies' fans for the past several years and not using him as another trade piece. Embrace the madness, Grizz Nation. Here are 22 three-pointers from the Grizzlies' new #22. (Warning: The entirety could potentially take a while to load.) ...
Sun Herald Jun 25, 2015

AP source: Grizzlies acquire Matt Barnes from Hornets

A person familiar with the situation says the Memphis Grizzlies have acquired forward Matt Barnes from the Charlotte Hornets for guard Luke Ridnour.
Grizzlies trade Luke Ridnour for Matt Barnes

Grizzlies trade Luke Ridnour for Matt Barnes

In a move that is surprising and yet also feels like the realization of a long-forseen destiny, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Grizzlies have traded Luke Ridnour—acquired yesterday in a swap with Orlando for the rights to Janis Timma—to the Charlotte Hornets for Matt Barnes. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

The Memphis Grizzlies have turned Janis Timma into Luke Ridnour into Matt Barnes

They started making noise early, and now the other shoe has dropped for the Memphis Grizzlies. After trading for Luke Ridnour from the Orlando Magic yesterday, many suspected that the Grizzlies were not done dealing. They proved to be correct. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Grizzlies have flipped Ridnour's contract to the Charlotte Bobcats for forward Matt Barnes. Memphis has agreed to trade Luke Ridnour to Charlotte for Matt Barnes, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 25, 2015 Charlotte can waive Ridnour's non-guaranteed deal, but...
Queen City Hoops Jun 24, 2015

Hornets acquire Jeremy Lamb for Matt Barnes Contract

The Charlotte Hornets have acquired Jeremy Lamb from the Oklahoma City Thunder for Matt Barnes contract.  Charlotte recently took on Barnes contract when Lance Stephenson was dealt to the Clippers, and rumors swirled that Barnes would never wear a Hornets Jersey.  Those rumors are now a fact as the Hornets have dealt Barnes contract to the Thunder for Jeremy Lamb. Barnes […] The post Hornets acquire Jeremy Lamb for Matt Barnes Contract appeared first on .
Welcome to Loud City Jun 24, 2015

Report: Jeremy Lamb traded to Charlotte Hornets, return unclear

The first domino falls! Following Monday's report that the Oklahoma City Thunder were shopping a handful of players for payroll relief, the first domino fell in the form of Jeremy Lamb heading to the Charlotte Hornets. Via the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell: I am told the @hornets will also end up with Jeremy Lamb in a separate deal involving Matt Barnes' contract. Barnes isn't going to OKC. — Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) June 24, 2015 This takes Lamb's expiring $3.0 million contract for next season off the books. A third team is presumably involved and taking Matt Barnes back,...
At The Hive Jun 24, 2015

Charlotte Hornets receive Jeremy Lamb in deal with Matt Barnes contract

It was known the Hornets didn't want to keep Matt Barnes, and this confirms it. The Charlotte Hornets received Matt Barnes when trading Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers. It was reported at the time the team didn't want to keep Barnes long term, and it looks like that has come to fruition. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the Hornets will be receiving Jeremy Lamb in a deal involving Matt Barnes contract. I am told the @hornets will also end up with Jeremy Lamb in a separate deal involving Matt Barnes' contract. Barnes isn't going to OKC. — Rick Bonnell...
Canis Hoopus Jun 24, 2015

NBA Draft Eve: Trades Happening

Portland is trading Batum, and you know, stuff. Thought we needed a new thread, the last one was getting laggy. The big news is an apparent trade of Nic Batum from Portland to Charlotte for Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh. Sources say this is not the first step in blowing up the Blazers, though they now currently only have one of their regular starters under contract for next season. Charlotte is also trading Matt Barnes for Jeremy Lamb, though Barnes is not expected to actually play for the Thunder. Meanwhile, Zach Lowe has a draft podcast with Chad Ford that is worth listening...

Matt Barnes worth a look from Heat if he hits free agency

Matt Barnes is not the most popular guy in the NBA, and his last coach got burned out by his antics, but he hits the boxes on Miami’s checklist for a small forward. Even at 35, ...
Queen City Hoops Jun 17, 2015

QCH 3-on-3 reaction: Lance shipped to Clippers for Barnes & Hawes

Rich Cho managed to scrape out a few cents on the dollar yesterday as he finally put a nail-in-the-coffin to the Lance Stephenson experiment, trading him to the Clippers for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes. The Hornets roster looks different overnight, and some brand-new story-lines headline the remaining of the summer for Charlotte. The Queen City Hoops 3-on-3 panel dissects […] The post QCH 3-on-3 reaction: Lance shipped to Clippers for Barnes & Hawes appeared first on .
Queen City Hoops Jun 16, 2015

Lance to the Clippers for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes

After one very unsuccessful season with the Charlotte Hornets, Lance Stephenson has been traded to the Western Conference powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers for veterans Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes, according to multiple league sources.   GM Rich Cho is not wasting any time this offseason after a dismal 33 win season and has already began stockpiling solid talent with the hopes […] The post Lance to the Clippers for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes appeared first on .

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