Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rumor: Lakers Interested In Leandro Barbosa

NBA teams are always looking for a player that can create on offense, especially a quick slasher that can help others on the team with open shots and that is why it's hard to believe that Leandro Barbosa is still available this summer.

The 29-year-old free agent is playing for Brazil in the 2012 Olympics and has already shown his offensive skills in a win over Australia. While the former first round pick is without a team, rumors have the LA Lakers showing interest in a move that would give the bench some incredible depth as the Brazilian can play both guard positions.

Barbosa averaged just over 11 points per game last season playing for Toronto and Indiana, but the veteran has averaged over 18 points in a season when he started for Phoenix back in 2006.

The LA Lakers have done a good job in acquiring Steve Nash and Antawn Jamison this summer, but adding another scoring threat that could help lead the second unit could make this a championship team. The NBA has a number of deep teams, but the Lakers could surpass them all with more scoring options off the bench and that makes signing Barbosa a priority for the team this summer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have always liked his game he would be a great talent for the lakers.