So he is taking a paycut? Great!

Yahoo! Sports: Unless the Cleveland Cavaliers raise their current multiyear offer to Matt Barnes on Thursday, the free-agent forward plans to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

The Cavaliers are offering as much as a three-year deal that starts around $3.5 million a season, but Barnes wants more money if he’s going to sign with a non-championship contender, sources said. Barnes would take a $1.7 million deal to join the Lakers.

  • tradesasha

    just make the decison already matt, it’s taken long enough!!!

  • Aly

    if he signs can i get a 3peat??????????????? thks

    • Junya10

      Why can’t u say 3peat with the team we have now?

      • Aly

        with the team we have right now (without matt) we are on the finals for the next 2 years at least… but with him in… pfffff next season there wont be no competition… 3 lockdown defenders(kobe, artest n barnes) and kobe being the best player in the game + the la creme de la creme power foward (Pau) n fisher aka Mr keep doubting and imma keep prove u wrong… we on!

  • Lakers=beast

    come on now, I at least want one more good player to join the lake show, barnes, sign now!

  • Betto

    I say get Matt Barnes and make some kind of trade with the bench players we got and get Chris Paul, that would guarantee a 3peat. xD

    • Junya10

      Nothing is guaranteed. And we have enough guards. Derek Fisher is one of the most durable players in the NBA. Steve Blake fits in the triangle way better than CP3 does. I like the optimism though.

      • ignard

        you’re saying you’d rather have steve blake instead of chris paul?

        • Junya10

          Not me personally! I love CP3 but the triangle isn’t reliant on a All Star point guard!

  • chozen001

    if we get barnes keep brown and sing mbenga back we have a scary roster next yr….

    • Junya10

      We don’t have that kind of money!

  • KobeOneCanobe

    This would be a huge coup for the Lakers. They would get Steve Blake and Matt Barnes for their mid-level exception. You can;t do betteer than that. Barne will play 20-25 minutes per game speling both Kobe and Artest as the primary backup at both positions!

  • Sir

    Close my ass. He’s just using the Lakers to get more money, just like raja bell. I’ll believe it when he puts pen to paper.

    • Junya10

      I won’t even believe it then. Lol. I’ll wait till I see the press conference intruding him as a new Laker

      • not6not7not8not9

        hes a laker bitches

  • http://myspace.com/taeyongpark Day

    Sign Barnes and Lin gogo

    • http://youtube.com/lakersftw2010 RonRonGq

      lmfao lin went to the warriors and barnes isn’t going to la just using us as an leverage for other team to seduce more money moron

  • LakersMike31

    I agree that this a leverage play for Barnes. If he was intent on signing w/ a contender, he would have done so already. He’d be a nice addition, though, if it does work out.

    • kobe-wan kenobi

      yup
      this is a total scam from barnes
      he aint taking 1.7 mil

  • Leo

    Make a decision alreadyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…

  • http://www.myspace.com/guszo gus26

    we signed blake upgrade over farmar
    if we sign barnes thats an upgrade over brown
    ebanks is an upgrade over morrison
    caracter is on par with powell
    and if we can sign a VET center it’ll be an upgrade or wash over DJ..
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    over all signing barnes really solidifies our bench and we will have a very solid bench next year…

    • ignard

      Caracter is an UPGRADE over Powell.

  • sohail

    david Aldridge reports that lakers sign theo ratliff on twitter ….. Lakers planning 2 address likely loss of Josh Powell 2 ATL by signing veteran bigTheo Ratliff for one year, $1.3M. Story up soon on NBA.com.

    • #1lakersfan

      I will 2nd that. I have heard the same thing which is a good. The Lakers need another big man that can come off the bench in the late quarters when we blowing out teams and concerning Matt Barnes he is trying to win a title and lets be honest with the Lakers he has the biggest chance in the world. Lakers biggest competition for Barnes are the cavaliers and honestly they might get him I they offer for money but Barnes wants a title and is Willing to get paid about 1 mil and some change for a lovely NBA ring. Matt Barnes is a very good defensive player and he will come off the bench strong for the Lakers. I have this being a 60% chance of happening based on some of my sources. I predict by Saturday we will have an answer.

  • letsGOlakers!

    I’m gonna try not to get my hopes up like i did with raja bell, becuz i dont know if barnes is using us as leverage but we’ll c i guess

  • SunnyC

    Matt….you’ve been around NBA long time…time to go home to Cal and be a Laker….

  • Anonymous2313

    Two years ago lakers were a offensive team. Look at us now!

    • Magic Bryant

      Two years ago lakers were a offensive team. Look at us now!

      I say we are a threat on both ends with scoring and solid defense.

  • mr.laker

    We get Barnes I will feel pretty good about what we have done this offseason. A.I. anyone??

    • NBAmazkingKB24

      pass on a.i.

  • REALISTICLAKERFAN

    MAN WE SIGNED RATLIFF N NOBODY SAW IT COMING
    WE SIGN BLAKE WE SWORD THOUGHT IT MIGHT HAPPEN BUT WERENT SURE WE THOUGHT MAYBE RIDNOUR OR WATSON I HATE WE GET HYPE ON OTHER PLAYERS LIKE BARNES, BELL, N MCGRADY N THEN WE SIGN A PLAYER NOBODY EXPECT DNT GET ME WRONG I LIKE THE PICKS UPS BUT JUST WISH NEWS OR POSTS WERE TRUE FOR ONCE

  • tradesasha

    YES!!!!!!!!!! LAKERS GOT MATT BARNES!!!

  • Patrick Bateman

    3.6 million for 2 yrs. not bad

  • Showtime4eva

    Matt Barnes is a laker!!!!

  • LakersDefend!

    holy shit! we will be the best defensive team in the league this coming season! hands down!
    now i wouldn’t even worry if miami ended up getting tmac or shaq!
    do you guys agree?

  • ilikebasketball

    fuck barnes. we can do better!

    • tradesasha

      STFU FOOL!!!

    • Heber

      hmmm we cant do much better for 1.7 million. Great pick. Lakers used MLE on Steve Blake and Matt Barnes…solid off season. Look at our defensive match ups now, Barnes on D-Wade, Artest on Lebron and kobe can roam on defense and then drop 50 on the heat!!

  • Lakersfan909

    Can you say three peat

    Mitch deserves a BJ for all the moves he has made

    • Rio Rondo

      give mitch his reward then lol

  • http://57.amklac laffs atu

    so now kobe doesn`t even have to defend anyone-like fisher….

  • Bharath Venkat

    While the Lakers will most likely not be in the Chris Paul chase, they have signed important role players to help them next season. I have written an article for my blog (pardonmybias.com) about the Lakers off season moves. Here is the direct link to my post: http://pardonmybias.com/the-rich-get-richer/
    Feel free to comment on my blog.

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