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DPE Idea: Leandro Barbosa
« on: November 22, 2017, 11:04:19 AM »

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Sign Leandro Barbosa for the full 8.4 million exception. This gives us a contract that can be used at the deadline for another star, but it also gives us a savvy veteran guard.

Barbosa can play on or off-ball. He is an offensive spark plug. Even though he is old, he still plays at a high level. He knows how to move the ball in a motion offense and he is a pretty good shooter (39% 3 point shooting career).

His defense is not great, but its not that bad either. Last year for the Suns he wasn't good, but that was on an awful Suns team. His defensive rating the years before that was 106 and 104. On top of that, he uses his length and quickness well to wreak havoc in passing lanes.

He is a winner. He plays the game the right way. He would take some of the offensive load off of Rozier and Smart. In spurts without the starters on the floor, he could get hot and extend the lead.

He's not a long-term solution. He's also not a star. But he is a savvy veteran who would fill a need as a scoring guard and give us a contract that could be traded later on.

Re: DPE Idea: Leandro Barbosa
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2017, 11:08:51 AM »

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Another possibility is Benoh Udrih.

Re: DPE Idea: Leandro Barbosa
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 11:13:25 AM »

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Sign Leandro Barbosa for the full 8.4 million exception. This gives us a contract that can be used at the deadline for another star, but it also gives us a savvy veteran guard.

Barbosa can play on or off-ball. He is an offensive spark plug. Even though he is old, he still plays at a high level. He knows how to move the ball in a motion offense and he is a pretty good shooter (39% 3 point shooting career).

His defense is not great, but its not that bad either. Last year for the Suns he wasn't good, but that was on an awful Suns team. His defensive rating the years before that was 106 and 104. On top of that, he uses his length and quickness well to wreak havoc in passing lanes.

He is a winner. He plays the game the right way. He would take some of the offensive load off of Rozier and Smart. In spurts without the starters on the floor, he could get hot and extend the lead.

He's not a long-term solution. He's also not a star. But he is a savvy veteran who would fill a need as a scoring guard and give us a contract that could be traded later on.

You canít trade a player you sign as a free agent for 90 days or December 15th, whichever comes last.  Since the trade deadline is less than 90 days away, Barbosa would not be eligible in a trade.  Accordingly, paying him $8.4 million would be the equivalent of flushing money down the toilet.

Re: DPE Idea: Leandro Barbosa
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 11:19:58 AM »

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Sign Leandro Barbosa for the full 8.4 million exception. This gives us a contract that can be used at the deadline for another star, but it also gives us a savvy veteran guard.

Barbosa can play on or off-ball. He is an offensive spark plug. Even though he is old, he still plays at a high level. He knows how to move the ball in a motion offense and he is a pretty good shooter (39% 3 point shooting career).

His defense is not great, but its not that bad either. Last year for the Suns he wasn't good, but that was on an awful Suns team. His defensive rating the years before that was 106 and 104. On top of that, he uses his length and quickness well to wreak havoc in passing lanes.

He is a winner. He plays the game the right way. He would take some of the offensive load off of Rozier and Smart. In spurts without the starters on the floor, he could get hot and extend the lead.

He's not a long-term solution. He's also not a star. But he is a savvy veteran who would fill a need as a scoring guard and give us a contract that could be traded later on.

You canít trade a player you sign as a free agent for 90 days or December 15th, whichever comes last.  Since the trade deadline is less than 90 days away, Barbosa would not be eligible in a trade.  Accordingly, paying him $8.4 million would be the equivalent of flushing money down the toilet.

Gotchya. First, I thought it was 60 days. Second, I did not do the math about how close the trade deadline was.

Thanks. I'd still sign him for a couple million.

Re: DPE Idea: Leandro Barbosa
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 11:23:47 AM »

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Danny isn't going to waste the roster spot on barbosa. After the acl he was never the same right? We have Larkin for barbosas role