Small forward Matt Barnes has announced his retirement from the NBA, calling time on a 15-year career.
Barnes appeared for nine teams over the course of his career, winning a Championship with his final team, the Golden State Warriors last summer.
Barnes started his career with the Clippers in 2004 after he was drafted by the Grizzlies in the second round of the 2003 draft and was immediately traded to the Cavaliers, who waived him before the start of the 2003-04 season.
From there, Barnes signed with the Kings the next offseason, and after playing 43 games with Sacramento, he was traded to the 76ers. He did not play in Philadelphia, and signed with the Knicks the following summer, but was waived by New York early in the 2005-06 season. He then went back to the Sixers for the remainder of that season.
Barnes would then make his first extended stop with a team when he played two seasons with the Warriors. After that, he spent one year with the Suns and one year with the Magic before ending up back in Los Angeles, this time with the Lakers. When he was finished with his two years with the Lakers, Barnes spent three more years in Los Angeles with the Clippers.
From there, Barnes went to the Grizzlies for one season, and then went back to Sacramento the next offseason. After being waived by the Kings in February, he signed with the Warriors for a second time where he closed out his career.
For his career, Barnes averaged 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 43.6 percent from the field.
In a post on his Instagram, he seemed in high anticipation of life after retirement. He wrote: “Had a cool 15yr run!! Traveled the world met alota cool people, some will be brothers for the rest of my life! BUT NOW….
“You telling me I can dress like this for business meetings & make more money off the court than I made ON?? & spend more time with my kids??!!Ha… MEEEEE the one that wasn’t suppose to be shit & ended up making it!! Let’s Do it!
Love me or HATE ME, I DID IT MY WAY!! 🖕🏽🖕🏽🖕🏽haha #LifeAfter #NextChapter
#YourFavoritePlayersOG #BillionaireBy50 #GODISGOOOOOOD””