Leandro Barbosa to return to Phoenix Suns on 10-day contract

Jan 5, 2014, 9:46 PM | Updated: 10:41 pm

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As first reported by Arizona Sports 620’s John Gambadoro, former Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa is set to rejoin the team on a 10-day contract which is still being finalized. He’ll meet the Suns in Chicago as they prepare to face the Bulls on Tuesday.

Barbosa, 31, is presumably being brought in for insurance purposes with Eric Bledsoe sidelined by a right knee sprain suffered during the Suns’ win against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.

The 6-foot-3, 194-pound combo guard broke into the NBA with the Suns back in 2003 and went on to spend a seven-year stint with the organization. He has since spent time with the Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers, Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics, whom he played for last season while Suns general manager Ryan McDonough was still with the organization.

Barbosa has averaged 12.0 points per game, 2.4 assists per game over the course of his 11-year NBA career. A lifetime 46 percent shooter, Barbosa averaged less than 20 minutes per game in each of his final two seasons in the league.

He suffered a torn ACL in his left knee while with the Celtics last February.

Prior to signing with the Suns on Sunday, Barbosa was playing in Brazil’s NBB on Esporte Clube Pinheiros.


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