Report: Suns signing Leandro Barbosa to two-year, $8 million contract


The Warriors are signing Kevin Durant. I suppose they can stand some losses.

Harrison Barnes (Mavericks), Andrew Bogut (Mavericks), Brandon Rush (Timberwolves) and Festus Ezeli (TBD) are headed out of Golden State, which must preserve max cap space.

Leandro Barbosa will also depart.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

Barbosa began his career with the Suns, and for someone so reliant on speed, he has remained effective into his 30s. Credit a good outside shot, court vision that allows him to find creases to attack the rim and a solid presence in the locker room.

That last trait will be important in Phoenix, where a young team could use more veteran leadership.

Barbosa gets a nice payday for leaving a contender, and the Suns maintain flexibility. This works all around.