It was a chaotic first season in the purple and gold for Matt Barnes, and according to the L.A. Times, it won’t be his last.
“I’ll be a Laker next year. I want to win. It’s a great opportunity.”
Barnes has an almost $2 million player option on the table to spend another season in Los Angeles. Matt spoke with the media following this afternoon’s introductory press conference for head coach Mike Brown.
Apparently, he’s not over the Lakers unexpected loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
“The bitter taste in my mouth from here on out drove me to not want to go anywhere else. I want to come back to right the ship.”
Strangely enough, Barnes was the only current Lakers player in attendance today for Brown’s media introduction. In his first year with the Lakers, he averaged 6.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 19 minutes per game.