December 18, 2013 |
Matt Barnes was back on the practice court for a shoot-around Wednesday, along with a new set of goggles and a flurry of nicknames. “They've been all over the place,” the Clippers small forward said, “from Eric Dickerson to James Worthy.” Nothing his teammates said could dampen the spirits of Barnes, who said he was thrilled to be back after missing nearly a month to have three surgeries to repair a damaged left retina. Barnes has been cleared to play, but it was unknown if he would participate in the Clippers' game against the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on Wednesday night.
December 18, 2013 |
An investor has filed a lawsuit against Barnes & Noble Inc., accusing the book retailer of shoddy financial reporting that resulted in a recently disclosed Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. David Shaev, a New York attorney and Barnes & Noble shareholder, named several of the company's executives as defendants in the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in state Supreme Court in New York County. The lawsuit is the latest dose of discouraging news for the retailer. In July, the company disclosed that many of its prior financial statements contained errors.
December 16, 2013 |
Although the Clippers are showing some signs of improvement on the injury front, they have another injury to deal with. Matt Barnes , who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn retina in his left eye, said he is going to visit his doctor Tuesday and is hopeful that he'll be able have full contact during practice this week. Barnes said he has been able to do some conditioning drills since Wednesday while the Clippers were on their seven-game, 13-day trip. Barnes, the backup small forward, said he wants to rush his conditioning.
December 2, 2013 |
The Clippers are embarking on their longest trip of the season, a seven-game, 11-day excursion that will test them because of the grind and the absence of one starter and a key reserve. Only three of the teams the Clippers will face had at least a .500 record going into Monday night's games. The Clippers play their first game on this trip in Atlanta on Wednesday night. But the Clippers won't have starting guard J.J. Redick, who will be out six to eight weeks after breaking, and tearing ligaments in, his right, shooting hand.
November 25, 2013 |
SWEETWATER STATION, Wyo. - In the fading afternoon light, the barnyard is turning raucous: the chickens are clucking, peacocks are pacing and sheep are bawling, making the llama a bit nervous. The donkey just works his gums as though chawing on a plug of tobacco. Polly Hinds and Lynda German stand beaming amid the chaos, their old blue tractor in the background, framed by an endless expanse of prairie sky. For the two literary outliers, it is the end of another precious day on their unlikely experiment in the middle of Wyoming's nowhere.
November 21, 2013 |
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Clippers announced that small forward Matt Barnes had successful surgery Thursday night to repair a torn retina in his left eye. The Clippers said Barnes will be out a minimum of two weeks following the procedure. Barnes was injured during Monday night's game against the Grizzlies, when Memphis forward Zach Randolph hit Barnes with an inadvertent elbow. Barnes had played in eight games this season and was averaging 5.9 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 20.0 minutes.
November 20, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - Clippers backup small forward Matt Barnes didn't make the trip to Minnesota because he has a bruised left eye, the team announced Wednesday. The Clippers said Barnes has some swelling inside his retina, and that he is going to get some tests run soon. For now, the Clippers said Barnes has been told to get rest and that there is no timetable for his return. "We're going to miss him," Coach Doc Rivers said. Barnes was injured during the game against the Grizzlies on Monday night when he was hit by an inadvertent elbow from Memphis forward Zach Randolph.
November 20, 2013 |
Clippers backup small forward Matt Barnes didn't make the trip to Minneapolis because he has a bruised left eye, the team announced Wednesday afternoon. Barnes was injured during the Clippers' game against the Grizzlies on Monday night when he was hit by an inadvertent elbow from Memphis forward Zach Randolph. The Clippers said Barnes will miss the game against the Timberwolves on Wednesday night and against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. With Barnes out, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers probably will turn to rookie Reggie Bullock to provide some backup minutes at small forward behind starter Jared Dudley.
November 15, 2013 |
Matt Barnes stood with his back against the wall and once again apologized to his teammates for his inappropriate comments on Twitter, but the Clippers forward had no remorse for using a racial epithet in his tweet. Barnes was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Thursday for failing to leave the court promptly after being ejected Wednesday night from the Clippers-Oklahoma City Thunder game and for using inappropriate language on Twitter following his ejection. He told the media Friday before practice that his tweet was “bad timing,” but said his word choice is commonplace for him and his teammates.
November 14, 2013 |
The NBA fined Clippers forward Matt Barnes $25,000 on Thursday for failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection and using inappropriate language on his Twitter account during the game after his ejection. Rod Thorn, the NBA's president of basketball operations, informed Barnes and the Clippers on Thursday afternoon about the league's decision, saying Barnes was in violation of NBA rules. Players can't tweet 45 minutes before a game or before they finish their media responsibilities after the game.