Celtics reach deal with Leandro Barbosa

Guard Leandro Barbosa has reached a one-year deal with the Celtics, a league source confirms to the Globe. The 29-year-old Barbosa will figure into Boston’s backcourt mix in a reserve role.

Barbosa averaged 11.1 points per game with Toronto and Indiana last season. Known as a scorer, he could find a role as Rajon Rondo’s backup, sharing time with Jason Terry and Courtney Lee. With Avery Bradley out until at least December, the Celtics seem to have a need for Barbosa, though he’s unlikely to play substantial minutes.

Advertisement

Loading Comments...

Close
Get Boston sports headlines, free from The Boston Globe
Get the Globe's most recent sports headlines delivered to your inbox every morning.
Thanks for signing up!