Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 6/17/13
Leandro Barbosa's play was easily one of the bright spots for the Celtics this season. He was brought in during the middle of the preseason basically to be used as 3rd string insurance while Bradley recovered from his shoulder surgeries. Even as a 3rd string player who missed half of the season, Barbosa definitely made a case to take Terry's place as 6th man (or Bradley's place in the starting lineup) during the 2012-2013 campaign. The C's signed Barbosa to a 1 year deal last October. During the season he only had 7 games in which he scored in double figures (averaged 5.2 ppg this year), but in each of those games he definitely was the C's best or 2nd best player on those nights. On February 11 during a game agaisnt the Charlotte Bobcats Barbosa suffered probably the most significant injury of his career, tearing his ACL in his 12th minute of play. Just days after the injury Boston sent him to D.C. in exchange for Jordan Crawford. Once these NBA Finals wrap up and July comes around...
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