Matt Barnes to sign with Warriors in wake of Kevin Durant injury
A firm injury diagnosis on Kevin Durant is not expected before Wednesday, but the Golden State Warriors have already lined up Matt Barnes as a potential Durant fill-in, the veteran swingman confirmed to ESPN.
Sources told ESPN that the Warriors, in the wake of the hyperextended left knee Durant suffered Tuesday night at Washington, quickly reached out to Barnes and made arrangements to sign him later this week.
Barnes told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that he will sign a rest-of-the-season deal with Golden State, as opposed to a 10-day contract.
“It’s a dream come true!” Barnes told The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears. “I feel like I helped start something in ’07, and now I’m coming back to help finish it.”
In an Instagram post late Tuesday night, Barnes called this “the happiest day of my life” after the birth of his children.
Barnes spent two seasons in Golden State,…