Barnes has missed the last 16 games recovering from surgery to repair a torn retina in his left eye, but Coach
And, no, Barnes won't be wearing those shaded goggles, but he will wear a pair when he plays.
“I think it’ll be good,” Rivers said. “First of all, I think Matt is our best cutter. So that’ll give us some of that again. And I think right now, when I go semi-small, I can go with [
Besides being out almost a month recovering from three procedures on his eye, Barnes missed several more games because of a bruised right thigh.
He has played in just eight games this season, averaging 5.9 points a game.
Rivers said he told Barnes to dress for Wednesday night's game against the
"I told him, 'Listen, you just never know. I'll throw you in. I have no fear of that.' But I didn't want to," Rivers said. "He worked out [Thursday]. We brought in four of the guys just to run him through stuff. Then he gets a real practice today. So that'll be good."