Originally posted on Celtics Life  |  Last updated 10/17/12
Leandro Barbosa is a Boston Celtic. And as a Phoenix native who watched hundreds of games back in the glory days, I can tell you that this guy can play. The Steve Nash, Shawn Marion, Amare Stoudemire trio led one of the all-time most exciting teams to watch. They were basically the anti-Celtics: they played atrocious defense (other than Marion) and broke 100 points nearly every single game, with some particularly memorable scoring frenzies. Barbosa was probably the 4th most important player on the team from '05-'08. However, he has faded from the headlines since leaving The Valley of the Sun, so the question is, what can we expect? Upside: Barbosa can flat out score. The guy was instant offense off the bench, winning 6th Man of the Year on 18 ppg, 43% 3's, 85% FT's. In his prime, he was one of the NBA's fastest players, and he can still gun it on a fast break. With Nash on the floor, LB would play 2 guard, scoring tons of fast break layups and shooting accurately from 3 with his u...
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