Matt Barnes was all set to go to the Raptors until that pesky thing known as the salary cap got in the way. Now, he's off to a far better team.
Barnes will reportedly sign a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. He appears to have decided to take less money to play for a contender, as the Cavaliers have a multi-year offer on the table for more than $3.5 million per season.
Barnes' decision is amusing for a couple reasons. First of all, it will mark the fourth straight year that he's signed a one-year contract, so he literally does play paycheck-to-paycheck. Second of all, Barnes and Kobe Bryant have an interesting history. Remember this?