My Return to Golden State



J-Rich and I are headed back to our former stomping grounds.
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Tomorrow I am going back to Golden State for the first time since I signed with Phoenix. I’m excited because I had a lot of fun playing there, I’m originally from around that area and I’m going to have a lot of friends and family at the game. [Read more...]

Barnes Makes Picks for NFL Championship Games



You may want to listen up, I went 4-0 this past week.
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With the playoffs going on, everyone in our locker room has been talking football. J-Rich and Amar’e like to give me their predictions and Shaq wants to bet anybody on anything. He always bets the opposite team that I’m betting on, so I just take money from him. When I’m back at home, me and my friends will get together and watch the games together. But we really start getting into it once the playoffs start. [Read more...]

Pigskin Picks With Matt Barnes



Barnes likens his football game to the Chargers’ Antonio Gates.
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You may know Matt Barnes as a dynamic and versatile basketball player for the Suns, but what you may not know, is that he might not even be playing his best sport. [Read more...]

Hill Moves Back Into Starting Lineup


The Suns are 5-2 when Hill is in the starting lineup.
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After spending 14 seasons nestled into the starting lineup of whatever team he was on, Grant Hill graciously moved to the bench to make room for Matt Barnes. Although we’ve all seen the movies where the hero unselfishly steps aside for the group and everyone goes on to live “happily ever after,” that didn’t quite happen in the Valley of the Sun. [Read more...]

Suns-Lakers Breakdown


Nash and Fisher are just one of the many intriguing matchups between the Suns and Lakers.
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That great American thinker, Ferris Bueller, once talked about how quickly life can change. In the NBA, life can move even faster than normal. [Read more...]

Tough Times in Phoenix


Does Steve Nash look lke the type to escalate a fight?
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A new coaching staff. A different style of play – more emphasis on defense and no more “7 seconds or less” on offense. Preseason injuries to their 2 best players. A rookie backing up Steve Nash. Various family matters and league rulings that have pulled players from the lineup. An early schedule that included 5 of the first 7 games away from home. [Read more...]

Barnes Welcomes Twin Boys


Barnes left the team in Indiana to witness the birth of his twins.
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Phoenix Suns forward Matt Barnes left the team prior to last night’s 113-103 win over the Indiana Pacers to be with his fiancée, Gloria Govin, who gave birth to twin boys, Isaiah Michael Barnes and Carter Kelly Barnes.

The timetable for Barnes’ return is undetermined. The Suns return to action Friday night in Chicago against the Bulls at 6:30 p.m. (Phoenix time) on My45.