The Orlando Magic have apparently signed former UCLA forward Matt Barnes. See story:
The Orlando Magic were on the verge of another bold acquisition late Monday, reaching an agreement in principle on a two-year deal with free-agent forward Matt Barnes.
Aaron Goodwin, the agent who represents both Barnes and All-Star Magic center Dwight Howard, confirmed the deal early Tuesday morning in a text message to the Orlando Sentinel.
"He has agreed to a two-year deal, and I believe that Dwight's recruitment of him truly sealed the deal," Goodwin wrote.
The agreement with the 6-foot-7 forward -- first reported by espn.com -- gives the defending Eastern Conference champions the additional wing player that Magic General Manager Otis Smith wanted. Barnes averaged 10.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game last season for the Phoenix Suns.
I think that the system that the Magic run, running the floor to set up the 3, is well-suited for Matt's game. It is nice for me to see a Bruin in a Magic uniform. Hoping that they will also go after recently released Earl Watson, although rumor has it that they are going after another Waton, C.J.