Leandro Barbosa enjoyed a bit of success after returning to the Phoenix Suns last season. He hoped to parlay that into a new contract this season. The Miami Heat showed interest in Barbosa but agreed to a deal with veteran guard Shannon Brown on Wednesday.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Barbosa will be signing with the Golden State Warriors.
Brazil guard Leandro Barbosa has reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors for the upcoming season, ESPN.com has learned.
After Barbosa received initial interest from the Miami Heat, Golden State has secured a commitment from the 31-year-old on a one-year deal at the veteran minimum, according to NBA front-office sources…
…The Warriors have been looking for guard depth and happily struck a deal with Barbosa before this weekend’s start of the FIBA World Cup in Spain. The Heat, meanwhile, on Wednesday signed fellow veteran Shannon Brown to add to their backcourt.
Barbosa appeared in 20 games for the Suns last season. He averaged 7.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 rebounds per game while shooting 42.7% from the field, 28.0% from beyond the arc and 79.5% from the free throw line. Over the course of his 11-year career, the 31-year old Barbosa has played for the Suns, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics. He’s averaged 11.9 points, 2.3 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game while shooting 46.0% from the floor, 39.0% from three and 82.0% from beyond the arc.
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