Report: Leandro Barbosa to Sign With the Golden State Warriors

by August 28, 2014
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Free agent guard Leandro Barbosa has reportedly reached an agreement to sign with the Golden State Warriors.

The veteran chose the Dubs over the Miami Heat, and will ink a one-year deal for the veteran minimum. Per ESPN:

Barbosa, 31, played 20 games last season with the Phoenix Suns, with whom he broke into the NBA in 2003-04. He’s also had stints in Indiana, Toronto and Boston.

 

The Warriors have been looking for guard depth and beat out Miami, among others, to strike a deal with Barbosa even before this weekend’s start of the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

 

Barbosa joins fellow NBA veterans Nene, Tiago Splitter and Anderson Varejao in leading a Brazilian squad that sees itself as a real contender for the championship along with the two consensus favorites: Team USA and host Spain.