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Warriors sign guard Barbosa

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Free agent guard Leandro Barbosa signed with the Golden State Warriors, the team announced on Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not released.

The 6-3 Barbosa, 31, played in 20 games with the Phoenix Suns last season, averaging 7.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 18.4 minutes per game.

The native of Brazil spent the first part of the season with Sao Paulo-based Pinheiros/Sky, averaging 15.9 points and 3.1 assists in eight Brazilian League games.

An 11-year NBA veteran, Barbosa owns career marks of 11.9 points, 2.3 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 23.7 minutes in 649 games (111 starts) with the Suns, Toronto Raptors, Indiana Pacers and Boston Celtics.

Barbosa earned the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award in 2006-07 after posting career highs of 18.1 points and 4.0 assists to go with 2.7 rebounds and 1.20 steals in 80 games (12 starts) with the Suns.

He was selected 28th overall by the by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2003 NBA Draft.

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