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Matt Barnes plans to play in charity game featuring ex-Warriors

Matt Barnes plans to play in charity game.With no NBA regular-season games in sight for at least the next month, let the barnstorming exhibition showcases continue.

For Lakers forward Matt Barnes, that will probably entail playing in a charity game featuring the current Golden State Warriors roster against players on the 2007 roster, such as himself.

"Since last nite we've got a VERY positive response about this game," Barnes wrote Wednesday morning via Twitter. "So we will make it happen. Stay tuned n 4 details! Appreciate the support."

It appears plans are already in motion. As first reported by's Matt Steinmetz, current Warriors and the “We Believe” Warriors from 2007 talked about organizing a charity game at the San Jose Events Center possibly on Oct. 29, which could feature former Warriors players such as Baron Davis, Jason Richardson, Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington and Barnes.

It remains unclear who would sponsor the game, but Barnes indicated that at least some of the proceeds would go to "a couple cancer foundations," possibly including his own, Athletes vs. Cancer.

"I gotta question. How many of yall would like to see the 2007 Golden St Warriors take on the current Golden St Warriors???," tweeted Barnes, who indicated his surgically repaired right knee feels 90% healed. "So. @Baron_Davis @jrich23 me stack jack & Al harrington vs monte ellis steph curry david lee D wright and who ever else they got?"


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-- Mark Medina

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