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Leandro Barbosa
Leandro Barbosa
Position: -
Born: 11/28/82
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:188 lbs. / 85.3 kg.
Earnings: $47,617,717 ($55,938,216*)

Warriors not discussing playing Leandro Barbosa

Warriors coach Steve Kerr said in January that he believes player mentor coach Leandro Barbosa could still play in the NBA if Golden State needed him this season. NBC Sports Bay Area’s Kerith Burke asked about the possibility Friday, and Kerr maintained his belief Barbosa could contribute if called upon. “No, we haven’t had those discussions,” Kerr said in a video conference ahead of the Warriors’ game Friday against the Denver Nuggets. “But I’m dead serious when I say he could be very effective if we ever did that. He’s still in playing shape.”
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Although Kerr believes Barbosa can still play, he’s not knocking on president of basketball operations and general manager Bob Myers’ door demanding that the Brazilian signs a 10-day contract. When the Associated Press’ Janie McCauley asked how he would react if Barbosa said he wanted to suit up, Kerr joked he would deflect to Myers. “I would say, ‘Have your agent talk to Bob, and then maybe they could work it out.’
NBA star Steph Curry showed off a brand new Orlando City jersey in the locker room of the Golden State Warriors this week. The three-time NBA champion received the jersey as a gift from Warriors player-mentor coach and former longtime teammate Leandro Barbosa.

“He’s going to make it easy for Steve,” said Leandro Barbosa, who played with Nash and for D’Antoni in Phoenix and now coaches for the Warriors. “Mike is one of the best coaches that I ever played for. He’s also one of the best from an offensive standpoint. He knows a lot of plays, he knows a lot of tricks, I think he’s going to be awesome for Kyrie (Irving) and (Kevin) Durant.”