MediaTakeOut.com learned that police are looking for Sacramento Kings star Matt Barnes. A woman is claiming that he CHOKED HER - inside the popular AVENUES nightclub in Manhattan.
Matt was in town to play the NY Knicks last night - and afterwards went out with some teammates for a night of fun.
Police are now saying that they received a 911 call from the club that Matt allegedly assaulted two women and another man. We're told things got physical when Barnes allegedly choked one woman during an argument -- and when two other people tried to intervene ... he punched both of them.
Barnes and at least one of his teammates fled the scene before cops showed up.