So often in sports players feel slighted by decisions that are strictly business driven. It's good to see that Matt Barnes cherishes being a part of something bigger in transforming the Clippers into a formidable team, without holding any grudges towards how his tenure with the organization ended. Let's be honest, if there was someone to blame for Barnes ending up in Memphis, it's Spencer Hawes. When a team offers to take the world's tallest anchor off your roster under the condition that they also get the expiring contract of Matt Barnes then you have no choice but to comply. No matter how much Matt Barnes brought to the table in terms of personality, toughness, and three point shooting, it's a small price to play to unload the biggest abortion of a free agent acquisition in recent memory. Regardless, with the moves that the Clippers made over this offseason, Matt Barnes departure may not be noticeable on the the stat sheet, but it very well could be noticeable in the team's attitude. Like him or hate him, and that generally depends on whether he plays for your team or not, Matt Barnes is the kind of player that every coach loves. A player who will literally do anything to win. The player that doesn't need touches, but is very effective when he gets them. The player that stands up for his teammates and doesn't stop hustling. It's easy to say that this offseason has been a positive one, but it would be a disservice to a guy that put his heart into being a Clipper not to acknowledge that the Memphis Grizzlies got a hell of a bench player this summer.
Oh, and he's still going to foul the shit out of DeAndre. I wouldn't expect any less...