Danny Ainge pulled off a great signing this off-season by acquiring Leandro Barbosa in the eleventh hour for the veteran's minimum (and stealing him from the clutches of the Lakers!). "The Brazilian Blur" showed early promise with his instant offense and speed, but of late, LB has barely seen the floor, only playing 19 minutes in the last 6 games. He still has game and does not have a noticeable injury, so why isn't he playing?
1: More playing time for Lee means more interest from other teams.
Have you noticed that Lee's return to the starting lineup with extended minutes coincided with the reports that he is being heavily shopped to other teams? If Ainge is serious about bringing in a strong haul for a package involving Lee, he has to show that Courtney is capable of handling starter's minutes. Over the past 2 Texas games, Lee has been solid, and I'm sure Doc Rivers doesn't want to dilude his value by giving Leandro 10-15 minutes right now.
2: Doc is Preparing for Bradley's Retur...