I've been out of the country, and I'm catching up. Will Barbosa be a Pacer or not? I hope so, our bench would be better than our starters were minus Danny Granger during the O'Brien terriny.
Barbosa is not coming back, per Mike Wells.
“Do you think the Pacers will consider signing Barbosa? I think his contribution to last year has been underrated and overlooked.” –Brad
*Barbosa was a solid “regular season” contributor for the Pacers after they acquired him from Toronto in the middle of March. His outgoing personality easily made him a great locker room guy. But he was basically non-existent during the playoffs. Barbosa only shot 37 percent from the field, including 15 percent on 3-pointers in the 11 playoff games.
The Pacers feel like they upgraded the sixth man position when they signed Gerald Green to a three-year deal two weeks ago. Green is younger, more athletic and can be a better scorer than Barbosa. The Pacers have to hope that Green is just as mature as Barbosa.
The Pacers also have Lance Stephenson and Orlando Johnson to go with Green off the bench at the wing position.
I think they'll miss Barbosa more than they realize. He's instant offense when he's on and can carry a team in spurts. Ya, he got killed in the Miami series, but he was really very good at the end of the season. No one they got replicates what he brought. I'm not even really a fan of his, but I do see the things he brought. I guess we will see.
I dont understand hate towards barbosa. face the facts the heat were getitng away with muder hacking and whacking every play. you think its easy to play when the refs are cheating for the other team(heat)