Suns sign Matt Barnes for Vet Minimum
Old 07-21-2008, 03:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Very solid signing at a great price. I dont know what happened to him last year falling out of Nelsons rotation, but the years before and especially in the Dallas series he was very clutch and played good defence. Hes like Posey lite. Itll shore up the Suns bench nicely.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think that Barnes would have been an excellent fit for us because he had potential to be starting 3 and he would have been a solid player off the bench and the suns nabbed him for only the veteranīs minimum (1.2 mill.). He could have also been a solid plug-in at the 4, heīs got length. Great move by the suns, he will definately bring the defence.
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Old 07-21-2008, 10:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That's a VERY solid pickup, a STEAL at that price. This guy is too good to play for that price, but I think they promised him minutes and the chance at a championship must intrigue him very much. Amazing pick up for the Suns. I always loved Barnes' game, he's going to be huge for Phoenix this year.
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He's going to stand at the 3 point line, catch Steve Nash kickouts, and pull the trigger.

Huge? Not likely

A bargain? Probably

Keep in mind though, this guy couldn't get off the bench in Golden State last year. He was an RFA last summer, signed their qualifying offer believing he could play himself into a big contract this summer, and now he's signing for the minimum.

Don't get too excited about him. His skill set is pretty damn limited.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Was does he do that Moon doesn't and we have him at an even better price.
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Was does he do that Moon doesn't and we have him at an even better price.
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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In one playoff series?
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Geez, he shoots ALOT.

Like 45% of his shots over the past 2 seasons have been 3's. And he doesn't even hit a good percentage.

His game isn't really comparable with Moon's. Jamario is just a significantly better player in my opinion.
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In one playoff series?
He didn't say "make shots"
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He didn't say "make shots"
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:03 AM   #11 (permalink)
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He was amazing in the 06-07 season. I'm glad someone is taking the chance on Barnes. No matter how much folks may not like his stats, or his hard fouls, he's a guy who is playing ball because he refuses to be told he can't. He's in the league by sheer force of will and there's something to be admired in that. I hope he does move past this very difficult year and finds more success down the road.
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Old 07-22-2008, 10:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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He was amazing in the 06-07 season. I'm glad someone is taking the chance on Barnes. No matter how much folks may not like his stats, or his hard fouls, he's a guy who is playing ball because he refuses to be told he can't. He's in the league by sheer force of will and there's something to be admired in that. I hope he does move past this very difficult year and finds more success down the road.
What are you, his agent?

In the league by sheer force of will? Refuses to be told he can't? Sounds like an Ahmad Rashad halftime special.

He's a pretty ordinary player. In fact, I would go so far as to say he's worse than ordinary. By no means was he amazing at any time. His 3 stroke got hot for a playoff series.

The guy has spent more than one season with a team exactly once, and now he's gone from there too. And it's not like these teams can't afford him or something...no one wants him.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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dam it i really liked him. he is a very solid player i would of loved to see him here. great move for the suns tho. i think they will have a better bench this year with strawberry, barbossa,skinner,diaw, and i think that robin lopez will see some good minutes
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He seems like another Moiso. He has a solid playoff series and everyone falls in love with him.

And how is it that Moon can't shoot exactly? Because he had a few ugly shooting games?
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He shot .485 from the feils and .38 from 3. True Shot % was.540.

He only had a PER of 15 though, not very efficient for time played, although per rewards guys who have a high usage rate.


Here is moons rankings amungst all SF in the league
FG% 12th
FT% 42nd
TS% 29th
Ast% 37th
TO% 6th
Usg 55th
RbndRate 1st
Per 27th
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