HoopsHype Leandro Barbosa rumors


June 7, 2013 Updates

Now that Barbosa is a millionaire, he's going to no small amount of trouble, with the help of his brother Artur, to smooth the path for future Brazilian prodigies, investing in facilities and training that could make the difference for future NBA players. The Barbosas are particularly excited about one prospect in particular, named Alexandre Paranhos, who is eligible for the 2013 NBA draft, but barely on anybody's radar. ESPN.com

Alexandre has really developed over the past 12-14 months. He was the star of the Liga Desenvolvimento Olimpico (LDO), which is the second most important league in Brazil. I put a copy of the national champioship game on youtube. Yesterday he worked out in Houston for the Rockets.To see that I am not exaggerating about him having Lebron' s physique, his measurements from today yesterday were: Height: 6'8" Weight: 241 lbs Wingspan: 7'3" Bodyfat: 9% After the workout I met people from the Rockets and I think they were very impressed with Alexandre. ESPN.com

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Steve Bulpett: More sources saying what we've already been hearing: Testing being done, but it's looking like an ACL for Barbosa. Twitter @SteveBHoop

When asked later if he was pretty much being told that Barbosa's season is over, Garnett responded, "pretty much." CSNNE.com

Gary Washburn: An MRI tomorrow for Barbosa but it doesn't look good. Don't expect him back this season #celtics Twitter @GwashNBAGlobe

February 6, 2013 Updates

There have long been calls for Rivers to give speedy guard Leandro Barbosa more playing time. With Rondo out, Barbosa’s minutes have increased, and so has his production. The “Brazilian Blur” is averaging about 11 points per game in his last four, all of them Boston wins. “He’s been great,” Rivers said. “He’s been a guy all year that, ‘Should you go with him? Shouldn’t you go with him?’ And obviously we should have. “He’s just playing so well. He’s wild at times. I think he scares me and the opposing coach all at the same time. That’s actually not bad to have.” Boston Globe

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