C's formally announce Barbosa signing

October, 18, 2012
10/18/12
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The Boston Celtics formally announced the signing of guard Leandro Barbosa on Thursday. He will not be available for tonight's exhibition game in Brooklyn due to pending visa paperwork.

His bio, courtesy of the team:
Barbosa, a 6-foot-3 guard, appeared in 64 games last season split between Toronto and Indiana, averaging 11.1 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 0.9 steals while shooting 38.2% from 3-point territory. Barbosa, a member of the 2012 Brazilian Olympic basketball team, was the team’s leading scorer with 16.2 points in their six contests, eighth among all players in the 2012 Olympics.The native of Sao Paulo, Brazil was named the NBA’s 2006-07 Sixth Man of the Year when he averaged a career-best 18.1 points, 4 assists and shot 43.4% from three-point territory. Barbosa has appeared in 588 career games between Phoenix, Toronto and Indiana with career averages of 12.5 points and 2.4 assists while shooting 39.1% on 3-pointers.

Hop HERE for more on the Barbosa signing.

Chris Forsberg

Celtics reporter, ESPNBoston.com

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