Season stats: 4.9 points, 1.2 assists (10.7 minutes per game)
Chances Rivers was referring to him: Medium to high
Case for trading: Barbosa requested to be traded or released from the Celtics, according to a Brazilian media report. Barbosa denied the veracity of that report Sunday, but he’s not playing in what has become a crowded Celtics backcourt. The Celtics probably won’t keep all of their shooting guards the rest of the season.
Case for keeping: Barbosa has proven he can score in streaks off the bench. Barbosa’s scoring average of 16.4 per 36 minutes is third on the team after Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. He’s also probably worth less in a trade than Lee or Terry, so the Celtics could trade one of them and start using Barbosa more.