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Matt Barnes admits he doesn’t know all his Grizzlies teammates’ last names

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ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 12: Matt Barnes #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies reacts in the final seconds of their 95-83 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on March 12, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Xavier Munford, Alex Stepheson and Briante Weber are so anonymous, these are their photos on the Grizzlies’ official roster page:

Xavier Munford
Xavier Munford
Xavier Munford

As Memphis has churned through player after player due to trades and injuries, Matt Barnes can’t keep up.

Barnes, via J.A. Adande of ESPN (hat tip: James Herbert of CBSSports.com):

“With all due respect, sometimes I don’t know … the last names,” Matt Barnes said. “But that’s what kind of season it’s been.”

It doesn’t help that the Grizzlies have a whopping 19 (!) players – four more than the typical regular-season limit – thanks to all their injury hardships. That’s a lot for Barnes or anyone to track.