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Barnes re-signs with 76ers

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers brought back
Matt Barnes to provide some front-court depth.

The 76ers on Friday signed the 6-foot-7 Barnes, who was acquired with
fellow forwards Chris Webber and Michael Bradley in a
six-player deal with Sacramento in February.

Barnes did not play with Philadelphia last season, spending 24
games on the injured list with left knee tendinitis. He began
this season with the New York Knicks, averaging 4.3 points and
4.0 rebounds in six games before being waived Dec. 3.

Originally a 2002 second-round pick of Memphis, Barnes was
traded with Nick Anderson to Cleveland for Wesley Person that
July. Waived by Cleveland and Seattle thereafter, he made his
NBA debut with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2003-04 campaign.

In 87 games with the Clippers, Kings and Knicks, the 25-year-old
Barnes has averaged 4.1 points and 3.5 rebounds. He is
expected to provide athleticism behind starter Kyle Korver at
small forward.