|Barbosa playing with the Raptors.|
|No. - Indiana Pacers|
|Date of birth||November 28, 1982|
|Place of birth||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|Listed hieght||6 ft 3 in|
|Listed wieght||202 lbs|
|NBA Draft||2003; Round: 1 / Pick: 28th|
|Selected by the San Antonio Spurs|
|League||Novo Basquete Brasil|
|Career highlights and awards|
|2006–07 NBA Sixth Man of the Year|
|Leandro Barbosa at NBA.com|
Leandro Mateus Barbosa (born November 28, 1982 in São Paulo) is a Brazilian professional basketball player at Guard currently playing for the Brazil team Flamengo. He is also known as Leandrinho, or "Little Leandro". His nickname in the league is the "Brazilian Blur."
At 18, he played on the principal team of Palmeiras in the Paulista Championship. He averaged 14.2 points per game. After that he was traded to Tilibra/Bauru on January 2001.
During his first season as a professional in Brazil playing for Tilibra/Bauru, he was coached by Jorge Guerra. He averaged 15.8 points, 6.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Barbosa ended the season as the fourth ranked player in three point percentage, sixth in assists and eleventh in field goals.
In the 2002-2003 season he averaged 28.2 points per game, second best in the league, 7 assists and 4 rebounds per game.
At 6'3" with a 6'10" wingspan, he was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs but his rights were acquired by the Suns in a trade for a future protected first-round pick. Barbosa holds the Suns record for points scored in a game by a rookie as a first-time starter, with 27 against the Chicago Bulls on January 5, 2004. Barbosa is also a good three point shooter with a career average of 41.8%. He set the Suns' record for three-point field goals by a rookie in consecutive games when he hit at least one three-pointer per game during a ten-game streak between January 2-January 19.
Barbosa holds career averages of 11.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.0 steals, and 25.2 minutes per game while shooting 47.2% field goals, 41.8% from three-point land, and 80.4% from the free throw line.
During the 2006-2007 season, Barbosa averaged 18.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 32.7 minutes per game.
Between March 7 and 12, 2007, Barbosa scored 32 points (career-high) in two of three games he played (vs. the Charlotte Bobcats, vs. the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and vs. the Houston Rockets).
Barbosa was the recipient of the 2006-07 NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award.