In a recent interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magic’s free-agent, Matt Barnes, stated he was once sought after by the San Antonio Spurs prior to the 2009-2010 NBA season and, according to him, still feels he is on the Spurs’ list as well as on other NBA team’s list:
Before signing with the Magic last summer, Barnes said the Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs were among the heavyweights who showed interest and he feels he’s still on their lists.
Barnes, a small-forward, averaged 8.8 points and 5.5 rebounds in 81 appearances for the Magic. He was also the Magic’s go to defender often called upon to defend the opposing team’s best perimeter player.
Barnes does say he would like to return to the Magic but don’t be surprised this is more posturing in order to get the Magic to resign him come July 1.