OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Golden State Warriors and veteran guard Leandro Barbosa have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year deal, a person with knowledge of the details said Monday night.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contracts can’t be completed yet. Warriors general manager Bob Myers said in a statement that the team has been engaged in negotiations with Barbosa and intends to re-sign him after the NBA moratorium on free agency ends Thursday.
ESPN first reported the agreement.
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The 32-year-old combo guard is one of coach Steve Kerr’s favorites from their time together in Phoenix, where Kerr was the general manager. Barbosa averaged 7.1 points and 1.5 assists in 14.9 minutes last season with the NBA champion Warriors.
Barbosa also played for Toronto, Indiana, Boston and Phoenix again in 2013-14 before joining Golden State last summer. He served as a reserve behind MVP Stephen Curry and All-Star guard Klay Thompson.