Leandro Barbosa

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Leandro Barbosa
Lbarbosa.jpg
Barbosa playing with the Suns in April 2008
No. 28 – Washington Wizards
Shooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born(1982-11-28) November 28, 1982 (age 30)
São Paulo, São Paulo
NationalityBrazilian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career2003–present
LeagueNBA
Career history
1999–2001Palmeiras (Brazil)
2001–2003Tilibra/Bauru (Brazil)
20032010Phoenix Suns
20102012Toronto Raptors
2011Flamengo Basketball (Brazil)
2012Indiana Pacers
2012–2013Boston Celtics
2013–presentWashington Wizards
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Leandro Barbosa
Lbarbosa.jpg
Barbosa playing with the Suns in April 2008
No. 28 – Washington Wizards
Shooting guard / Point guard
Personal information
Born(1982-11-28) November 28, 1982 (age 30)
São Paulo, São Paulo
NationalityBrazilian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Pro career2003–present
LeagueNBA
Career history
1999–2001Palmeiras (Brazil)
2001–2003Tilibra/Bauru (Brazil)
20032010Phoenix Suns
20102012Toronto Raptors
2011Flamengo Basketball (Brazil)
2012Indiana Pacers
2012–2013Boston Celtics
2013–presentWashington Wizards
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Leandro Mateus Barbosa (born November 28, 1982 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil)[1] is a Brazilian professional basketball player who currently plays for Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In Brazil he is nicknamed "Leandrinho" (Little Leandro), and in the USA he is nicknamed "The Brazilian Blur", referring to the fact that he is one of the fastest players in the NBA.[2]

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Early career

Barbosa started his career at Palmeiras when he was 17. He played on Paulista (São Paulo's) Championship under the command of Lula Ferreira, the future Brazil national team coach.[3]

At 19, he played on the principal team of Palmeiras on Paulista (São Paulo's) Championship. He averaged 14.2 points per game. After that he was traded to Tilibra/Bauru on January 2001.[3]

During his first season as a professional in Brazil, playing for Tilibra/Bauru, he was coached by Jorge Guerra. He averaged 15.8 points, 6.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. He was chosen as Rookie of the Year during the Paulista of 2001.[4] Barbosa ended the season as the fourth ranked player in three point percentage, sixth in assists and eleventh in field goals.[3] In 2002, he won the Brazilian Basketball League with Bauru, and was drafted for the Brazil national basketball team who played in the 2002 FIBA World Championship.[5]

NBA career

Barbosa shoots the ball during a game against the Golden State Warriors on March 16, 2009.
Barbosa taking a free throw.

At 6'3" with a 6'10" wingspan, he was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs but his rights were acquired by the Suns in a trade for a future protected first-round pick. Barbosa holds the Suns record for points scored in a game by a rookie as a first-time starter, with 27 against the Chicago Bulls on January 5, 2004.[6] He set the Suns' record for three-point field goals by a rookie in consecutive games when he hit at least one three-pointer per game during a ten-game streak from January 2 to January 19.[6]

During the 2006–2007 season, Barbosa averaged 18.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 32.7 minutes per game despite playing off the bench[7] and was the recipient of the 2006–07 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.[2]

He scored a career high of 41 points against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 20, 2009.

On July 14, 2010, Barbosa was traded along with Dwayne Jones to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Hedo Türkoğlu.[8] During his time in Toronto, Leandro significantly increased his scoring total from his last season in Phoenix. During the 2011–12 NBA season, Barbosa was traded to the Indiana Pacers for a future second-round pick.[9] Barbosa was re-united with former Suns player Louis Amundson, and the duo helped Indiana improve significantly enough to make it to the second round of the playoffs before losing to Miami.

On October 18, 2012, Barbosa signed with the Boston Celtics.[10] On February 12, 2013, after a game against the Charlotte Bobcats on February 11, it was confirmed that Barbosa had suffered a torn ACL in his left knee. This injury is to put him out for the 2012–13 season.[11] He was the third member of the team whose injury ended his season early in a span of three weeks, joining Rajon Rondo and Jared Sullinger.

On February 21, 2013, Barbosa and Jason Collins were traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Jordan Crawford.[12]

Return to Brazil

On August 18, 2011, during the 2011 NBA lockout, Barbosa signed with Flamengo Basketball in Brazil. His deal had an out-clause that would allow him to return to the NBA once the 2011 lockout ended.[13]

NBA career transactions

Personal life

Leandrinho is married to Brazilian actress Samara Felippo since 2008, and the two have a daughter, Alícia (born June 25, 2009).[14][15]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2003–04Phoenix704621.4.447.395.7701.82.41.3.17.9
2004–05Phoenix63617.3.475.367.7972.12.0.5.17.0
2005–06Phoenix571127.9.481.444.7552.62.8.8.113.1
2006–07Phoenix801832.7.476.434.8452.74.01.2.218.1
2007–08Phoenix821229.5.462.389.8222.82.6.9.215.6
2008–09Phoenix701124.4.482.375.8812.62.31.2.114.2
2009–10Phoenix44517.9.425.324.8771.61.5.5.39.5
2010–11Toronto58024.1.450.338.7961.72.1.9.113.3
2011–12Toronto42022.5.436.360.8351.91.5.9.212.2
2011–12Indiana22019.8.399.424.7582.21.5.9.08.9
2012–13Boston41212.5.430.383.7561.11.4.4.15.2
Career62911123.8.460.391.8212.22.4.9.112.0

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2005Phoenix1209.7.343.400.5001.41.0.2.02.5
2006Phoenix20331.6.470.391.8621.62.7.8.214.2
2007Phoenix11131.7.405.305.7183.52.21.1.215.8
2008Phoenix5128.6.345.222.9094.01.8.6.010.4
2010Phoenix16015.6.417.343.7081.31.3.3.17.2
2012Indiana11020.3.370.150.5002.21.3.4.15.7
Career75522.9.417.322.7642.01.8.6.19.6

Notes

  1. ^ "Barbosa, Leandro". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 44–47. ISBN 9780824211219.
  2. ^ a b Barbosa runs away with Sixth Man Award, published April 23, 2007
  3. ^ a b c "Perfil: Leandrinho Barbosa" (in Portuguese). NBA Brasil. http://www.nba.com/brasil/perfil_barbosa_030622.html. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  4. ^ "Melhores do Ano 2001 – Troféu Oswaldo Caviglia" (in Portuguese). Federação Paulista de Basquete. http://www.fpb.com.br/_dynamics/melhoresdoano/melhores2001.asp. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  5. ^ "Leandrinho". CBB. http://www.cbb.com.br/atletas_tecnicos/atleta_tecnico.asp?cod=897&tipo=&msb=1. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Leandro Barbosa: Bio". NBA.com. http://www.nba.com/playerfile/leandro_barbosa/bio.html. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  7. ^ "Leandro Barbosa Info Page". NBA.com. http://www.nba.com/playerfile/leandro_barbosa/index.html. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  8. ^ "Raptors Acquire Barbosa And Jones From Phoenix". NBA.com. 2010-07-14. http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/barbosa_trade_071410.html. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  9. ^ "Pacers acquire Barbosa from Raptors". NBA.com. 2012-03-15. http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/pacers_acquire_barbosa_from_raptors_2012_03_15.html. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  10. ^ "Celtics sign guard Barbosa". NBA.com. 2012-10-18. http://www.nba.com/celtics/news/press_release/celtics-sign-leandro-barbosa. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  11. ^ Leandro Barbosa Injury Update
  12. ^ "Wizards Acquire Collins and Barbosa From Boston". NBA.com. 2013-02-21. http://www.nba.com/wizards/wizards-acquire-collins-and-barbosa-boston. Retrieved 2013-02-22.
  13. ^ Barbosa heads back to Brazil
  14. ^ "Samara Felippo se separa de Leandrinho" (in Portuguese). G1 – EGO. December 1, 2010. http://ego.globo.com/Gente/Noticias/0,,MUL1633398-9798,00-SAMARA+FELIPPO+SE+SEPARA+DE+LEANDRINHO.html. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  15. ^ "Samara Felippo e Leandrinho reatam relação e vão juntos ao Fashion Rio". UOL. June 1, 2011. http://celebridades.uol.com.br/noticias/redacao/2011/06/01/samara-felippo-e-leandrinho-reatam-relacao-e-vao-juntos-ao-fashion-rio.htm. Retrieved December 26 of 2011.

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