Sources: Magic, Barnes close
Old 07-20-2009, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Orlando Magic's active offseason continued Monday when they closed in on a deal to sign free-agent forward Matt Barnes, according to sources with knowledge of the talks.

One source told ESPN.com that Barnes and the Magic have agreed in principle on a two-year deal for an undisclosed amount that could be announced as early as Tuesday.

Since reaching the NBA Finals for just the second time in franchise history, Orlando has traded for former All-Star swingman Vince Carter, signed free-agent forward Brandon Bass, matched a five-year, $34 million offer sheet to restricted free agent Marcin Gortat and pursued Barnes to join a group of newcomers that also includes Ryan Anderson from the Carter trade.

Barnes, 29, averaged 10.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season for Phoenix and is regarded as a versatile player off the bench who can guard forwards of all sizes and make the occasional 3-point shot.

The Magic began the week with roughly $1.9 million left from their $5.9 million mid-level exception after signing Bass.

With Hedo Turkoglu leaving in free agency to sign with the Toronto Raptors and Orlando forced to sacrifice Courtney Lee, Tony Battie and Rafer Alston in the Carter trade, last season's Eastern Conference champions will have a decidedly different look next season.

But Magic general manager Otis Smith has been unafraid to aggressively re-shape the supporting cast around his All-Star trio of Dwight Howard, Rashard Lewis and Jameer Nelson, undoubtedly aware that the Los Angeles Lakers were the first NBA team since the Detroit Pistons in 1989 to lose in the NBA Finals and come back to win the championship in the following season.
Link: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4342767

Man, Orlando's going to be absolutely stacked!

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Old 07-20-2009, 11:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-20-2009, 11:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I swear to God if ORL got him for $2M/yr or less I'll be PISSED.

Damn it.

We're going to regret passing on this guy.
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What the !!! Otis Smith is a ! Barnes is supposed to be a Raptor! This is so up.

That is all.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:08 AM   #8 (permalink)
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What if he isn't?
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:59 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Fucc I was hoping tha raps would go after Barnes. They could've of REALLY used him coming off tha bench.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Itll be interesting to see who starts, but at least now theyve solved their SF position and dont have to start Bass to screw up what worked last year.

Nelson, Watson
VC, Reddick/Pietrus
Pietrus, Barnes
Lewis, Bass
Howard, Gortat

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I guess they really meant it when they re signed Gortat. Maybe he wont be traded for Battier after all.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Where Jamario Moon making 3 million and Matt Barnes and Marquis Daniels making 1.8 million happens
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Old 07-21-2009, 04:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Maybe Otis Smith had a deal with BC. They make a S&T and we let them get Barnes
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I swear to God if ORL got him for $2M/yr or less I'll be PISSED.

Damn it.

We're going to regret passing on this guy.
Will you be saying that if Rasho gets inked this week? I ask the question because a legit backup center seems to be a more pressing need than another wing to me...
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I don't understand all the hoopla with this guy, he's a solid player but it's not like we lost out on a saviour here or anything. Phoenix signed him for the minimum last year and we're complaining that we lost out on him for $2 mil per? If he's so great where were we last year?

There are other options out there, people are talking about this like it's the end of the world. It's Matt Barnes...
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:48 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I don't understand all the hoopla with this guy, he's a solid player but it's not like we lost out on a saviour here or anything. Phoenix signed him for the minimum last year and we're complaining that we lost out on him for $2 mil per? If he's so great where were we last year?

There are other options out there, people are talking about this like it's the end of the world. It's Matt Barnes...
Oh he's not a HOFer or anything.... make no mistake... but he IS a guy who's going to help a team get to that next level.

I see him as being cut from the same cloth as a Posey or Bowen or Battier... perhaps not quite as good but a guy who can hit open shots and bring toughness and intensity to the court. Something that we've always been in short supply of.

We SHOULD have gone after him last season IMO.

I'm expecting that we'll get Rasho regardless... but if we passed on Barnes because of Delfino I'll be annoyed.
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Old 07-21-2009, 12:53 PM   #18 (permalink)
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What team has he helped get to the next level?
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What team has he helped get to the next level?
You know very well what I mean Acie.

He's the KIND of player that would have suited our squad. And he'll help the Magic without a doubt.

You'll see.
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You know very well what I mean Acie.

He's the KIND of player that would have suited our squad. And he'll help the Magic without a doubt.

You'll see.
Seriously, why is he so highly revered?

Why doesn't he stay anywhere longer than a season or two?

There has to be a reason.
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