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Matt Barnes’ lawyer gets court date pushed back: ‘I have reason to believe my client will be playing in the NBA Finals’

Golden State Warriors v Chicago Bulls

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 02: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Chicago Bulls rebounds over teammate Bobby Portis #5 and Matt Barnes #22 and Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors at the United Center on March 2, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Warriors 94-87. 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 Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Matt Barnes has gone from the cellar-dwelling Kings to the championship-favorite Warriors.

That complicates Barnes’ schedule as he faces a misdemeanor assault charge.

His lawyer, Alex Spiro, made that case at today’s arraignment.

Rebecca Rosenberg of the New York Post:

Judge Herbert Moses asked Spiro if his client could return to court in mid-June.

Spiro quipped that Barnes might be unavailable.

“I have reason to believe my client will be playing in the NBA Finals,” he said.

“Good luck,” the judge said before giving Barnes a June 27 return date.

Spiro is just looking out for his client’s best interests. Barnes should push for a court date after June 18, the last possible day of the Finals.

But hasn’t Spiro ever heard of a jinx?