[Introduction] , September 11th, according to the latest news, the Golden State Warriors announced today that they have signed with the Brazilian player Leon
Nader Barbosa signed the contract, and the details of the contract have not yet been announced.
Barbosa is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was selected by the Spurs with the 28th pick in the first round in 2003, and was then traded to the Phoenix Suns. He played for 4 teams in 11 seasons in the NBA.
In the game between the Thunder and the Suns on February 20, 2009, Barbosa made 16 of 21 shots and scored a career-high 41 points. In addition, he had 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals, with only one turnover.
With his outstanding performance, Barbosa was elected the best sixth man in the 2006-07 season.
During his 11 seasons in the NBA, Barbosa averaged 11.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game, shooting 46% from the field and 39% from three-point range.
Last season, he played 20 games on behalf of the Suns, averaging 7.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, shooting 42.7% from the field and 28% from three-pointers.
This summer, Barbosa also had trade rumors with the Miami Heat, but he finally chose to join the Warriors.
This summer, Barbosa is representing Brazil in the World Cup. In today’s game, Barbosa led Brazil to a 56-84 loss to Serbia. Barbosa performed poorly. He made 2 of 6 shots and only scored 5 points.
Joining the Warriors next season can provide some help in the backcourt.