Barbosa has signed a contract with Sesi Franca Basketball of Brazil. The veteran was waived by the Suns in early July after playing 67 games with the team in 2016-17, posting 6.3 points across 14.4 minutes per game. He'll now join a team in Brazil, where he was born, to play professionally.
Barbosa was waived by the Suns on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports. Barbosa took on a minor role with the Suns during the 2016-17 campaign, playing in 67 games, while averaging 6.3 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists across 14.4 minutes. The 34-year-old veteran hasn't mentioned anything about retirement, so it appears he'll look to latch on elsewhere prior to training camp. He should be able to mentor some of the younger guards around the league, which should mean plenty of interest from potential suitors. However, Barbosa likely won't see a ton of minutes no matter where he signs, so there will be better fantasy options elsewhere.
Barbosa (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Mavericks, Craig Grialou of the Arizona Republic reports. Barbosa will miss an eighth straight game with a right hamstring strain and it wouldn't be surprising if he didn't see the court again this season. The Suns have already been ruled out of the playoffs and appear content at getting some of their younger players more time, so there's no real reason to bring the veteran back. That said, look for Barbosa to have his status updated again prior to Tuesday's regular-season finale.
Barbosa (hamstring) won't play in Friday's game against the Thunder. The Suns will hold Barbosa out of a seventh straight game due to the right hamstring spasm, and with coach Earl Watson comfortable giving his younger guards all the run they can handle as the season winds down, it's possible we've seen the last of the 34-year-old in 2016-17. He'll still be evaluated on a day-to-day basis ahead of the Suns' final two contests.
Barbosa (hamstring) will sit out Wednesday's game against the Warriors, Craig Grialou of ArizonaSports.com reports. It's the sixth straight absence for Barbosa, who has been sidelined with a right hamstring spasms. Backcourt starters Tyler Ulis and Devin Booker should once again be in store for an abundance of minutes with little guard depth behind them.
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