"Sacramento's Finest" Matt Barnes To Sign With Orlando Magic

Jason ColdironCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10:  Matt Barnes #22 of the Phoenix Suns dribbles by Trevor Ariza #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at the Staples Center on December, 10 2008 in Los Angeles, California.   NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Reportedly, Matt Barnes has agreed in principle to sign with the Orlando Magic.


Barnes averaged 10.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists last season for the Phoenix Suns.


He is regarded as a versatile swing-man, capable of defending three positions on the floor.


He brings a workman-like attitude and toughness to the Magic bench.


Barnes, a Sacramento native, sports a tattoo on his shoulder that reads, “Sacramento's finest.” He has been very proud of that fact since being a two-sport High School star in Sacramento.


Having bounced around the league, playing for several teams, Barnes is the kind of player that takes nothing for granted and gives everything he has every minute he gets. This attitude will be a welcome addition to the Magic as they continue to build a championship team.