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Today’s overseas roundup: Barbosa bound for Brazil

Aug 18, 2011, 8:01 PM EDT

Leandro Barbosa, Tyrus Thomas AP

There are so many NBA players both talking to and signing with overseas teams that we’ve created a regular roundup of the transations (major stars, like Amar’e Stoudemire, still get their own posts). Enjoy this while trying to find online streams of European friendlies.

• Toronto’s backup point guard Leandro Barbosa is headed to his native Brazil to play for Flamengo during the lockout. Barbosa was paid on potential that never materialized and is set to make $7.6 million in the last year of his deal next season. (And you wonder why there is a lockout.)

Corey Maggette will be in Greece later this week and is close to signing with PAOK to play during the lockout for about $15,000 a month.

Carl Landry says he will make his decision on going overseas by Dec. 1. Which is pretty late as the European leagues will already be in full swing, but as a free agent he could play in China if he wants to commit for a full season.

• Hawks backup big man Magnum Rolle has signed to play with LG Sakers in South Korea during the lockout.

Keith Benson, the second round pick of the Hawks who would be fighting Rolle for minutes, has signed to play with Dinamo Sassari of the Italian league. Good move for him, he needs the experience and getting a paycheck doesn’t suck.

  1. Filipe Furtado - Aug 18, 2011 at 5:08 PM

    Barbosa is going to get US$150k/month. Probably one of the biggest paychecks anyone got overseas.

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