Leandro Barbosa Returning to Phoenix on Two-Year, $8 Million Deal

by July 07, 2016
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The Suns are bringing back fan favorite Leandro Barbosa.

The free agent guard will reportedly ink a two-year, $8 million deal with Phoenix.

The second year of the contract includes only half a million of guaranteed money for the 33-year-old.

Per the AZ Republic:

Barbosa will be the Suns’ second-oldest player (57 days younger than Tyson Chandler) and gives the Suns 13 guaranteed contracts, including five other guards – Eric Bledsoe, Devin Booker, Archie Goodwin, Brandon Knight and Tyler Ulis.

 

Barbosa played his first seven NBA seasons with the Suns after they made a draft-night deal with San Antonio to get him at No. 28 in 2003, when he asked to sleep in the Suns locker room on his first visit.

 

Barbosa agreed to join the Suns four days after Jared Dudley, his Suns’ 2010 Western Conference finals teammate, became the Suns’ first free-agency addition Friday night. Barbosa also played with Goodwin, Alex Len and P.J. Tucker in 2014, when he arrived after Eric Bledsoe underwent season-ending knee surgery.

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