Leandro Barbosa announced yesterday that he would be back in Boston today. The Celtics guard has missed the team's last three games due to family issues back in his native country of Brazil. Barbosa's return should mean added depth to the Celtics bench.
Guys tomorrow I will return to Boston, thank God everything is good now with my family!!
— Leandro Barbosa (@TheBlur_Barbosa) December 27, 2012
Barbosa has averaged just 12.1 minutes per game this season. In that time, he has averaged 5.0 points per game and 1.3 assists per game. Barbosa will give the Celtics some options at guard if they need to rest Rajon Rondo.
Barbosa was one of the more electric players in the NBA when he was with the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 18.1 points per game and 4.0 assists per game during the 2006-07 season under coach Mike D'Antoni. Since then, he has seen his playing time decrease as he bounced between three different teams.