I have only recently written a post on how Barbosa was starting to understand his role after several unsuccessful stints that revolved around taking only jump shots. Both against Bulls (6 pts, 3 ast, 1TO) and Jazz (16 pts, 3 ast, 0 TO) Barbosa has shown us what he can do in terms of running the team.
Barbosa: You have 4 more TOs than I do.Williams: How many you got?Barbosa: Zero.
Following Rondo’s day-to-day ankle injury, Barbosa might have to rise to a bigger challenge and start as a PG against the Nets who are 5-3 this season (3-1 at home).
Even though the absence of Rondo is disappointing, this can be another night where Barbosa can shine offensively. The two nights that Barbosa played terrific ball so far came against the Heat (because they didn’t expect it) and the Jazz (he matched up with Tinsley, who is obviously not the most athletic PG in the league, and Mo Williams who is not known for his defense).
Barbosa will find an average defender tonight in Deron Williams whom...