I think Barnes is just trying to get more money from Cleveland- time will tell.
Barnes reaches 2-year deal with Lakers
Free-agent forward Matt Barnes(notes) has reached agreement on a two-year, $3.6 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Lakers expect to receive a signed contract on Thursday night. The deal will pay him $1.7 million next season and give him a player option for $1.9 million in 2011-12
I think he is just a CA kid at heart. He was born there, grew up there, went to UCLA.
Now he will have played for the Clippers, Kings, Warriors and Lakers. Just a CA kid at heart. Can't say that I blame him:D:D
After anyone who wants to beetch about this has had their say it can probably be closed and put in the 86 file:)
Anyway it sucks he went 2 LA..I bet kobe's happy,one less guard 2 guard him,now he has barnes and artest..wow!!!
weel,this now has nothing to do with the raptors. other than us being dooped again. payback for turkoglu?
this will be the 2nd person to have a confrontation and then join his team. Artest being the first
another "twittered" signing...another failure
i am afraid that BC will turn on signing european players again....
It seems twitter has been the downfall of the Raptors this summer, starting with Chris Bosh's free-agency slaps in the face of the franchise, to the Chandler-Diaw tease, to Barnes.
Have to point out though that the Raptors never officially announced any of the players before the papers are signed. The players were just too excited to be the first to let the world know of the news, even if the pen had no ink in the first place (not including Bosh).
Good signing for the Lakers. I would have figured that Barnes would have taken the cash and went to Cleveland.
he was getting the same amount of money.
quirky fact: matt barnes actually has a younger brother who plays for the eskimos. there the lakers of the north!haha