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Barbosa itching for a trade?

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07:45 PM ET 01.17 | Leandro Barbosa has been buried on the Boston Celtics' bench this season, just one member of a deep shooting guard rotation. And that has forced the Brazilian guard to spend most of his time at point guard as Avery Bradley, Courtney Lee and Jason Terry eat up most of the off-guard minutes. Barbosa is averaging 10.5 minutes per game, and he appeared to express frustration to a Portugese news source. In a Google translation by Celtics Blog, Barbosa said Boston General Manager Danny Ainge has not listened to Barbosa's request to be traded. "I will not lie to you, I tried to get out several times, but Danny Ainge (general manager of the franchise) does not want to let me go. He's a guy that comes admiring my basketball for many years. I was supposed to have got a good contract with the Boston Celtics, but did not. He will not let me go so no," Barbosa told ESPN's Brazil website.

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January 17, 2013  11:55 PM ET

It's a long effing season. and when the playoffs come around, there will come a game in which Leandro has his moment.

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January 18, 2013  08:35 AM ET

Its not working for Barbosa in Boston, his game is much to speedy for Boston's pace. He would look very good in LA right now!

 
January 18, 2013  10:05 AM ET

No One Cares, Bro.

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