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Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 22, 2016

Ryan McDonough's quiet summer reflects growth, evolution for the Phoenix Suns' GM

Quiet signings of Jared Dudley and Leandro Barbosa a dramatic shift from past summers. The last two seasons for general manager Ryan McDonough's Phoenix Suns have seen a staggering fall from grace. Once perceived as the upstart darlings of the NBA as they clawed their way to a 48-34 record and nearly an improbable playoff berth, they have since fallen back to earth, landing harder than Icarus after their most recent 23-59 campaign. The losing, which sits at a franchise record six straight non-playoff seasons and counting, has been difficult enough to endure, but the Suns haven't merely been...
Arizona Republic Jul 19, 2016
Barbosa returns to Suns as mentor, champion

Barbosa returns to Suns as mentor, champion

Leandro Barbosa is back with championship experience to help the Suns, as they did for him at his career crossroads.         
Blazersedge Jul 19, 2016

Moe Harkless And Trail Blazers At A Standstill

It has been nearly two weeks since free agency moratorium came to an end, and Harkless is still in RFA purgatory. Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent forward Maurice Harkless is no closer to signing with an NBA team, according to Jason Quick of CSNNW, though Harkless' agent Happy Walters suggests that he is still a desired asset: Walters says several teams have shown interest in Harkless, but the small forward wants to re-sign with Portland. However, talks with the Blazers have shown "no movement" in recent days. If Harkless receives an offer from another team, the Blazers will...
Bright Side Of The Sun Jul 19, 2016

Press Conference: Suns Announce the Signing of Leandro Barbosa

The Brazilian Blur is back! But what does this mean for the Suns going forward? Good vibes were aplenty at Talking Stick Resort Arena today as the Phoenix Suns announced the return of fan favorite Leandro Barbosa on a two-year, $8 million deal. After a successful two-year stint with the all-worldly Golden State Warriors, Barbosa sought out a return to Phoenix under the premise of acting as a mentor to some of the younger talent that the front office has accumulated over the past couple of summers. Entering his 14th season in the league, Barbosa realizes that father time is nearing, and he...
Blazersedge Jul 19, 2016

What will Noah Vonleh's role be this season for the Portland Trail Blazers?

From Alaska to Vegas, Jo and Tara have Blazers fans covered. Tune in to the FANalyst podcast as they talk about why Kevin Durant joining the Warriors is a good thing, how the Blazers' free agency period played out and for a bonus Summer League wrap-up from Team Mom. How are the Blazers going to beat the Golden State Warriors now that Kevin Durant is in the lineup? Will Festus Ezeli be their secret weapon? And who impressed Tara the most at Summer League? Jo and Tara are back with a FANalyst edition of the Blazer's Edge Podcast. This week they give their take on Kevin Durant's decision to...
Arizona Republic Jul 19, 2016
NBA free agency grades: High marks for quiet Suns?

NBA free agency grades: High marks for quiet Suns?

As the Phoenix Suns prepared to introduce Leandro Barbosa on Tuesday, we couldn't help but think how little the team did in free agency this season.         
Arizona Republic Jul 7, 2016
Barbosa 'thrilled' to return to Phoenix Suns

Barbosa 'thrilled' to return to Phoenix Suns

Leandro Barbosa is returning to Phoenix.         
Arizona Republic Jul 7, 2016
Leandro Barbosa to join Phoenix Suns for 3rd stint

Leandro Barbosa to join Phoenix Suns for 3rd stint

Leandro Barbosa is the latest former Suns player to return, agreeing to a two-year deal with one fully guaranteed year.         

Meep Meep! Phoenix Suns bring back the Brazilian Blur, Leandro Barbosa!

If you can't create a new Suns playoff team, the best thing you can do is harken back to the last one. Tonight, the Phoenix Suns agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Leandro Barbosa for $8 million. The Brazilian Blur. LB. Free agent Leandro Barbosa has agreed to a two-year, $8M deal with the Suns, league source tells @TheVertical. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 7, 2016 Now he joins Jared Dudley in a 2010 redux. All we need now is Amare Stoudemire to sign!
San Jose Mercury News Jul 4, 2016

Purdy: Varejao and Barbosa ready to represent Brazil in Rio Games

Warriors guard Leandro Barbosa can see the main Olympic stadium from the back deck of his home, while center Anderson Varejao is already feeling the heat from family and friends back home.
Golden State Of Mind Jun 27, 2016

2015-16 Warriors Season Review: Leandro Barbosa

The Brazilian Blur gained press this season as the 33-year-old veteran who somehow had kept his speed due to a horse medicine unavailable in the United States. In the playoffs, Barbosa stepped up his game and became one of the team's bench leaders. He of the insane horse medicine, Leandro Barbosa in his second season as a Golden State Warrior was once again a bench sparkplug on offense. As a player who made his name putting up points off the pine for the Phoenix Suns in the mid-2000s, he played that role well in the regular season and then turned on the jets during the bright lights of the...

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