Clippers, Matt Barnes Discussing New Deal

Coming off one of the best seasons of his career, Matt Barnes has some interest in returning to the Clippers, according to Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter). Turner reports that the Clippers have contacted Barnes' agent about returning to L.A., and both sides are working on a new deal.

Barnes, 33, only earned the veteran's minimum with the Clippers last season and would seem to be in line for a raise based on his production (10.3 PPG, 15.5 PER). That could make a new deal with Los Angeles tricky, since the club only holds his Non-Bird rights, which doesn't allow for a significant bump in salary. The team could also allot part of its mid-level exception to re-sign Barnes, but may prefer to use that MLE on an outside free agent.

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