Shadowed by the news of Andre Iguodala signing with a division rival, the Los Angeles Clippers made their own move today, re-signing free agent small forward Matt Barnes.
The Clippers and Barnes who’ve been working on a deal for over a week agreed to a three year, $11 or $12 million dollar deal according to Yahoo Sports.
Per Marc J. Spears:
Clippers forward Matt Barnes has agreed to a three-year deal paying in the $11 million to $12 million range, a source told Yahoo! Sports.
Barnes had been drawing interest from a handful of teams, including the New York Knicks and city rival, the Los Angeles Lakers. Still, it appeared the Clippers presented the most money and given their opportunity to win and amount of playing time, it wasn’t a very tough decision for Barnes.
The former UCLA product experienced his best NBA season with the Clippers last year and should only grow off of that, especially if a starting (or heavy minute) opportunity is to open up.