NBA Free Agency: Los Angeles Lakers Sign Free Agent Matt Barnes To Deal

Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJuly 23, 2010

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 18:  Matt Barnes #22 of the Orlando Magic drives for a dunk attempt against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2010 NBA Playoffs at Amway Arena on May 18, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.  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 Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Orlando Magic reserve Matt Barnes has ended his free agency roller coaster ride as he has decided to sign a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

The terms of the deal are undisclosed but Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the contract is for two years and is worth $3.6 million.

Barnes provides more depth at the small forward position as he should be backing up Ron Artest and Lamar Odom. He can produce when called upon, evidenced by his 6.4 PPG and 4.7 RPG during the 2010 NBA Playoffs.

He will make a good role player for the Lakers as he has the potential to be a decent replacement for Shannon Brown, assuming Brown decides to leave this offseason.

This was definitely a good acquisition by Los Angeles as Barnes could provide a spark to possibly help the Lakers win the NBA Finals a third straight season.