Matt Barnes, whose list of free agent teams was once said to be dwindled down to the Celtics, Mavericks, Lakers and Heat, is in progressing talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers. (Brian Windhorst, Twitter)
Cavs had further talks with F Matt Barnes. Interest is mutual. Cavs like his toughness, Barnes looking for PT. Talks likely to continue.
No deal appears imminent, but the Cavs can likely offer him more playing time than the Celtics. Not to mention more money. But, and this is only a guess, I just don’t think signing Matt Barnes is the way to ease Cleveland’s pain.
In other Cavs news, Delonte West is rumored to be headed to Minnesota, where he would likely be bought out. Perhaps West would be interested in the minimum to return to Boston? Just do me a favor — keep him the hell away from my mother.