Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 11/13/12
The one (slight?) concern that Celtics fans had in the beginning of the season was the lack of a pure backup PG. There were two sides to that: Yes, it is very important to cut Rondo's minutes efficiently, yet there are no backup PGs available who can do that at a satisfactory level. Celtics' experiments with veteran PGs have not been the best as we all know (save for Dooling's invaluable presence in the locker room), so my guess was that that role would be distributed amongst Terry and a Bradley – Pierce (as point forward) combo. Yet out of nowhere came the Barbosa signing, which felt really good for he is a quality player that has been underappreciated due to his latest stints. Greg Payne of ESPN Boston has evaluated the many faces Barbosa have shown us so far today, and I will add some to that: He singlehandedly carried the team for 15 minutes in a loss to Heat (16 points on 75% shooting), then he got limited minutes and was inefficient for 5 games averaging 1.8 points, 0.8 TOs and 1.
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