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Leandro Barbosa’s agent says he has offer from Mavericks

Jul 20, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

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Leandro Barbosa spend the first half of last season playing a limited role in Boston but he started to see a lot more minutes after Rajon Rondo tore his ACL — then Barbosa tore his ACL (and had some MCL damage).

Which means he likely is not ready to play at the start of this season, which in turn makes it tough to land a contract as a free agent (he was traded to the Wizards as part of the Jason Collins deal at the deadline then Washington let his contract expire).

But he wants to return to the NBA and has an offer from Dallas, his agent and brother told Terra Brazil (via Hoopshype).

Several teams in his native Brazil apparently reached out to Barbosa, but the 10-year NBA veteran is on his way back to the states if he has his way.

Coming back from major knee surgery at age 30, for a guy whose game was largely based around his quickness, could be a real challenge.

  1. asimonetti88 - Jul 20, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Are the Mavs trying to sign every free agent guard?

    • juanandonly24 - Jul 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      Only if they are old and not wanted by any other team

  2. jadaruler - Jul 20, 2013 at 7:59 PM

    The Mavs are going back to the Nellie era when Erick Strickland was guarding Shaq and Duncan.

  3. xeno75 - Jul 21, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    More like ‘Leandro Barbosa would like to play for Mavs’. I doubt they are interested.

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