Entries Tagged as 'Leandro Barbosa'

Suns rumors: Boston Celtics courting Leandro Barbosa

July 4th, 2010 · 40 Comments

It looks like the Phoenix Suns may have finally found a team willing to take reserve guard Leandro Barbosa and the $14.7 million that he’s owed over the next two seasons off their hands. The Boston Herald recently reported that the Boston Celitcs are interested in Barbosa, as well as Rudy Fernandez, and could move […]

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Tags: Boston Celtics · Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Rumors · Trades

The one draft-day trade that makes sense for Phoenix

June 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Leading up to the draft the Phoenix Suns certainly aren’t poised to pull off a big-time draft-day trade and land Evan Turner or John Wall. But if Phoenix is going to swing a deal, you would have to think it will center around Leandro Barbosa. LB has gone from an electric sixth man on a relatively […]

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Tags: Draft · Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Trades

Barbosa and Dragic set the tone for Game 4 bench explosion

May 26th, 2010 · 6 Comments

PHOENIX — After an exceptionally played Game 4 by the Phoenix Suns, all of the talk around Planet Orange has focused on the Suns’ zone defense and Channing Frye’s return from the dead. But it wouldn’t be fair to pat the Suns on the back for their Game 4 performance without mentioning the bench backcourt […]

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Tags: Goran Dragic · Leandro Barbosa · Los Angeles Lakers · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Analysis · Playoffs

Leandro Barbosa’s tribute to his late mother

May 26th, 2010 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX — Long gone are the days of former Phoenix Suns three-point specialist Quentin Richardson pounding his headband with two fists and flashing three fingers to the crowd after knocking down a triple. But during Tuesday night’s Game 4 victory Leandro Barbosa reintroduced the three-point celebration to Planet Orange — only when LB crosses his […]

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Tags: Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns · Playoffs · Three-Pointers

Goran Dragic becomes The Dragon in the fourth as Phoenix Suns erase 18-point deficit to take Game 3

May 8th, 2010 · 26 Comments

Last year some people wondered if he was the worst player in the NBA and others simply called him Tragic. But in a year’s time Goran Dragic has transformed from a shaky ball handler with confidence issues into a cold-blooded Dragon who spewed fire all over the San Antonio Spurs’ playoff chances Friday night with […]

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Tags: Bench · Goran Dragic · Leandro Barbosa · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs · San Antonio Spurs

Blazers strike first by controlling pace, packing paint

April 18th, 2010 · 8 Comments

PHOENIX – Heading into the playoffs a Brandon Roy-less Blazers squad appeared to be the best matchup any Western Conference playoff team could hope for. It’s doubtful the Suns hold that opinion anymore. Although only four Portland players scored more than five points, the Blazers controlled the pace and outlasted the Phoenix Suns in a […]

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Tags: Amare Stoudemire · Defense · Jared Dudley · Leandro Barbosa · Pace · Phoenix Suns · Phoenix Suns Recap · Playoffs · Portland Trail Blazers · Steve Nash