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Encyclopedia > Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa
Position Point guard/shooting guard
Nickname LB, Leandrinho, The Brazilian Blur, The Brazilian Bomber
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 188 lb (85 kg)
Team Phoenix Suns
Nationality Brazil
Born November 28, 1982 (1982-11-28) (age 24)
São Paulo, Brazil
Draft 28th overall, 2003
San Antonio Spurs
Pro career 1999–present
Former teams Palmeiras (1999-2001)
Bauru Tilibra (2001-03)
Awards 2006-07 NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Leandro Mateus Barbosa (born November 28, 1982 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian professional basketball player, who plays at the guard position with the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association. He is also known as Leandrinho, or "Little Leandro". His nickname in the league is the "Brazilian Blur."[1] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the city. ... The 2003 NBA Draft logo The 2003 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2003 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues most valuable player for his team coming off the bench as a substitute (sixth man). ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the city. ... This article is about the sport. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... NBA redirects here. ...

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Pre-NBA career

Barbosa started his career at Palmeiras when he was 17. He played on the Paulista Championship under the command of Lula Ferreira, the future Brazil National team coach.[citation needed] For other uses of Palmeiras, see Palmeiras (disambiguation). ...


At 18, he played on the principal team of Palmeiras in the Paulista Championship. He averaged 14.2 points per game. After that he was traded to Tilibra/Bauru on January 2001.[citation needed]


During his first season as a professional in Brazil playing for Tilibra/Bauru, he was coached by Jorge Guerra. He averaged 15.8 points, 6.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Barbosa ended the season as the fourth ranked player in three point percentage, sixth in assists and eleventh in field goals.[citation needed]


In the 2002-2003 season he averaged 28.2 points per game, second best in the league, 7 assists and 4 rebounds per game.[citation needed]


NBA career

At 6'3" with a 6'10" wingspan, he was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs but his rights were acquired by the Suns in a trade for a future protected first-round pick. Barbosa holds the Suns record for points scored in a game by a rookie as a first-time starter, with 27 against the Chicago Bulls on January 5, 2004.[citation needed] Barbosa is also an accurate three point shooter with a career average of 41.8%. He set the Suns' record for three-point field goals by a rookie in consecutive games when he hit at least one three-pointer per game during a ten-game streak from January 2 to January 19.[citation needed] Barbosa is well known for his sound breaking speed on the court. The distance AB is the wing span of this Aer Lingus Airbus A320. ... The 2003 NBA Draft logo The 2003 NBA Draft was held on June 26, 2003 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2007 In basketball, a three-point field goal, three-pointer, three-point shot, or simply three is a field goal made from beyond the three point line, a designated semi-ellipsoid arc radiating from the basket. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Barbosa holds career averages of 11.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals, and 25.2 minutes per game while shooting 47.2% field goals, 41.8% from three-point land, and 80.4% from the free throw line.


During the 2006-2007 season, Barbosa averaged 18.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 32.7 minutes per game despite being a substitute to Raja Bell and Steve Nash. Raja Bell (born September 19, 1976 in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands) is a basketball shooting guard who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns. ... Steven John Nash, OBC (born February 7, 1974),[1] is a Canadian professional basketball player who plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ...


Between March 7 and March 12, 2007, Barbosa scored 32 points in two of three games he played (vs. the Charlotte Bobcats, vs. the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and vs. the Houston Rockets).[citation needed] is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Charlotte Bobcats are a professional basketball team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


Barbosa was the recipient of the 2006-07 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.[1] The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award is the award given by the National Basketball Association to the leagues most valuable player for his team coming off the bench as a substitute (sixth man). ...


Barbosa scored a career high of 39 points against the Orlando Magic on November 10th, 2007.


Career transactions

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Notes

  1. ^ a b Barbosa runs away with Sixth Man Award, published April 23, 2007

is the 113th day of the year (114th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

External links

  • Leandro Barbosa Player Info at NBA.com
  • Leandro Barbosa Statistics at Basketball-Reference.com
  • 2003 Draft Profile
Preceded by
Mike Miller
NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award
2006-07
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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Leandro Barbosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (311 words)
Leandro Mateus Barbosa (born November 28, 1982 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian professional basketball player, who plays at the guard position with the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association.
At 6'3" with a 6'10" wingspan, he was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs but his rights were acquired on draft day by the Suns in a trade for a future protected first-round pick.
Barbosa holds the Suns record for points scored in a game by a rookie as a first-time starter, with 27 against the Chicago Bulls on January 5, 2004.
Barbosa at ease with mom at side (766 words)
Barbosa also had to endure hearing the story of a foiled kidnapping attempt on his 64-year-old mother, Ivete, who became a target because of her son's fame.
Barbosa knows the faraway violence well from growing up fearing for his life in a dangerous section of Brazil's largest city.
Leandro Barbosa scored 25 off the bench, including 11 in the final 1:35 of the first quarter to give the Suns a lead.
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