Per multiple reports, the Golden State Warriors and Brazilian guard Leandro Barbosa have agreed to a deal for the 2014-15 NBA season. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the deal is worth one-year, at the veteran’s minimum.
Barbosa had recently received interest from the Miami Heat last week, though, the Heat wanted to hold off on signing the 31-year-old guard until after the FIBA World Cup, where Barbosa will play for his native Brazil.
Miami also signed Shannon Brown, a similar type combo guard Wednesday.
The Warriors beat the Heat and secured the commitment before the FIBA World Cup, something apparently the Heat weren’t willing to do.
Asked recently about his NBA future, Barbosa told ESPN.com: “Man, I’m just really focused on this World Cup.”
Last season, Barbosa was limited to only playing 20 games with the Phoenix Suns. Barbosa averaged 7.5 points per game on 43 percent shooting from the floor last season with the Suns, and hasn’t played more than 58 games in a season since the 2008-09 campaign with the Suns.
The Brazilian has already had stints in the league with the Indiana Pacers, Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics.