Leandro Barbosa Exercises Option, Stays in Toronto

by June 26, 2011

Toronto guard Leandro Barbosa isn’t going anywhere just yet. Via USA Today: “Raptors guard Leandro Barbosa has exercised his contract option to return to Toronto next season. The team announced the move Saturday. The 6-foot-3 Brazilian averaged 13.3 points, 2.1 assists and 24.1 minutes in 58 games last season, his first in Toronto. Barbosa made $7.1 million last season and was second on the team in three-point shooting. The 28-year-old is in his eighth year in the NBA. He won the Sixth Man of the Year award after playing the 2006-07 season for the Phoenix Suns.”