While most prime free agents have already found themselves a home for the 2014-15 season, there are a few veteran players who are still looking for work. One such name is guard Leandro Barbosa.
The veteran most recently played for the Phoenix Suns where he’s spent the vast majority of his career, though there have been pit stops with the Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers and Washington Wizards as well.
Not much of a defender, Leandro Barbosa has become known for his ability to score in bunches, especially off the bench where he’s likely to play out the remainder of his career. Where exactly he’ll be playing is currently unknown, though multiple NBA teams are said to have interest in signing the veteran who hopes to show he can still play at a high level during the upcoming FIBA tournament.
“I don’t know what owners think about the World Cup, but hopefully I do a great job over there and a team sees,” Leandro Barbosa said on Sunday. “I feel healthy and my body is feeling healthy. If I have free agency in my mind, I won’t be able to be myself on the court. Hopefully, I sign a contract and I’ll be happy.”
Barbosa should come with a relatively minor price tag (possibly a minimum deal) so he’s not much of a risk from a financial standpoint.
He will cost a roster spot and those have becoming increasingly valuable, especially to teams without a D-League affiliation, but a team competing for title will likely be interested in his veteran shooting ability off the pine.