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Matt Barnes on Facing Former Team Kings: ‘Trying to Kill Them’

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Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes has a candid message for his former team, the Sacramento Kings. “I’m trying to kill them,” Barnes told reporters Thursday. “Plain and simple. Things didn’t go well there.”

Barnes’ new team will play host to his former squad Friday. The Sacramento-area native was released by the Kings last month during the blockbuster trade that sent DeMarcus Cousins to the New Orleans Pelicans. “It was frustrating because being back home and really taking pride in trying to put that team back on the map, and then just in a day’s time you’re no longer a part of the organization,” Barnes told the Sacramento Bee. “It was kind of a rude awakening.”

Source: ESPN

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