Barbosa to Celtics!!

Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Balance&Options24 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:20 pm

Adrian Wojnarowski‏@WojYahooNBA

Free agent guard Leandro Barbosa has reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources tell Yahoo! Sports.


Leandro Barbosa - G - Celtics The Celtics and Leandro Barbosa have agreed on a one-year contract, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The deal is presumably worth the veteran's minimum, considering Boston's salary-cap limitations, and it gives them another affordable veteran option, along with Jason Terry, to handle PG duties behind Rajon Rondo. Boston's busy backcourt just got even busier, to the detriment of everyone's fantasy value. Related: Jason Terry, Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter Oct 17 - 4:25 PM
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Rooscooter on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:26 pm

There goes that idea.....
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby retro_nights on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:37 pm

DAMNIT.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby pound4pound1 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:38 pm

just wonderful...to those guys too :bang:
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby XXIV on Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:23 pm

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Postby Juronimo on Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:37 pm

So much for the Barbosa to the Lakers idea...
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby kenzo on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:00 pm

They're stacked at the guard position, better than last year. At least Miami will have some competitiom :man9:
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Alcindor on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:03 pm

Rondo, Bradley, Terry, Lee and Barbosa, helluva backcourt. A lot better than Miami's. If their old guys hold up, watch out HEAT.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Lakerjones on Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:24 pm

Sigh. I'm not a Barbosa fan per se, but anything is better than what we have right now.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby karacha on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:03 pm

Why do they need all these guards?
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby pound4pound1 on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:09 pm

karacha wrote:Why do they need all these guards?



to help contain Mario Chalmers...he's a top 5 PG you know
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Frank Dux on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:17 pm

Alcindor wrote:Rondo, Bradley, Terry, Lee and Barbosa, helluva backcourt. A lot better than Miami's. If their old guys hold up, watch out HEAT.


Miami's backcourt is basically Lebron/Wade/Allen/Chalmers. So no, not even close to Miami's.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby purp n gold on Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:33 pm

Not losing sleep over this one. The idea was to have Barbosa play with Nash, where he had his most success. Barbosa is not as fast as he once was, and truth is he's been painfully mediocre since leaving Nash/Phoenix. It was a nice thought, but we'll move on.

Good for those green douches but Terry and Courtney Lee get time over Leandro easy. He's just insurance.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby lakers_09tv on Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:11 pm

Alcindor wrote:Rondo, Bradley, Terry, Lee and Barbosa, helluva backcourt. A lot better than Miami's. If their old guys hold up, watch out HEAT.

Uh no.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby XXIV on Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:13 pm

Alcindor wrote:Rondo, Bradley, Terry, Lee and Barbosa, helluva backcourt. A lot better than Miami's. If their old guys hold up, watch out HEAT.


It's a really good backcourt no doubt about that, but in no way is it better than Miami's.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Finwë on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:23 pm

XXIV wrote:
Alcindor wrote:Rondo, Bradley, Terry, Lee and Barbosa, helluva backcourt. A lot better than Miami's. If their old guys hold up, watch out HEAT.


It's a really good backcourt no doubt about that, but in no way is it better than Miami's.

Rondo >> Chalmers
Bradley << Wade
Terry > Allen (at this point in their careers, and taking Allen's health into consideration, no question about it)
Lee > Cole
Barbosa > Harris.

4-1.

I went with Terry off the bench because Rondo and Bradley used to start together, however, if Terry is starting at the 2:
Rondo >> Chalmers
Terry << Wade
Bradley = Allen (Allen is the better offensive player, Bradley kills Allen on D)
Lee > Cole
Barbosa > Harris.

3-1.

Even if you argue that Bradley < Allen, which I don't agree with, Celtics still have a 3-2 advantage..

So yeah, I would say personnel-wise the Celtics have a better backcourt.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby XXIV on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:44 pm

What about Lebron and Shane? With the various positions they play a lot of people consider them to be part of the backcourt.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Frank Dux on Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:53 pm

^Yeah, you have to factor in that Lebron is Miami's point guard. Boston's depth is nice, but there's no way you can put them above Wade/Lebron/Chalmers/Allen.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby JSM on Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:58 pm

He'll play the same role Nate Robinson played when he was a Bostonian. Won't make a difference.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Finwë on Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:58 pm

XXIV wrote:What about Lebron and Shane? With the various positions they play a lot of people consider them to be part of the backcourt.

They aren't.. LeBron will be playing the 4 and the 3, and Battier has always played at the 3.
LeBron may play like a "point-forward", but he isn't part of the backcourt. More than half of his made FGs were inside 10 feet. He said he'll spend even more time in the paint this season.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Finwë on Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:02 pm

Frank Dux wrote:^Yeah, you have to factor in that Lebron is Miami's point guard. Boston's depth is nice, but there's no way you can put them above Wade/Lebron/Chalmers/Allen.

No he's not. He plays like a point-forward, but I wouldn't call him "Miami's point guard". They don't have a traditional PG. Chalmers is more like a spot up shooter, kinda like Fisher when he was here and Phil ran the triangle. He penetrates more though.
LeBron spends A LOT of time in the paint, aside from his natural 3 spot he played the 4 spot A LOT, he's not part of the backcourt.
The Heat's backcourt, in the technical sense, consists of Chalmers/Wade/Cole/Allen/Harris.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby noobiew on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:07 am

For veteran's minimum? bad choice for Barbosa :scurred:
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby wcsoldier81 on Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:46 am

A ballhog and weak defender like Barbosa playing for Boston D and its team offense ... yeah great fit :man10:
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby Texas Lakers Fan on Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:13 pm

Great signing for the Celtics. They have a very deep team. They're my pick to win the East.
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Re: Barbosa to Celtics!!

Postby dj vitus on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:31 am

I still think Miami will come out on top. Boston can't stop grieving over losing Kendrick Perkins and their "we never lost with our starting 5" era. :man10:
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