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The Boston Celtics have signed Leandro Barbosa to a one-year contract, according to Yahoo Sports.
The Boston Celtics have signed free agent Leandro Barbosa to a one-year contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter. The Celtics waived Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith on Tuesday, which left an open spot on the roster. Barbosa was one of the top remaining free agents, and he definitely fits a team need.
Behind Rajon Rondo, the Celtics didn't have much and on top of that, they needed another veteran who could move the ball down the court. Barbosa is that guy, and he'll likely come in for 10-15 minutes per game and fill that void when Rondo isn't on the court.
There are no contract details as of yet, though there were many who felt that Barbosa wouldn't sign anywhere for the veteran minimum. Barbosa played with the Raptors in 2011-12, before being traded to the Pacers. He averaged 11.1 points per game and 2.0 assists per game in 64 games. He also has played for the Suns, and has averages of 12.5 points, 2.4 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game for his career.
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