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This quote is from an ESPN-Brazil story in Portuguese translated to English:

Hastily hired by the Boston Celtics, Leandro Barbosa not living its best moment in the NBA. The Brazilian is averaging just 4.9 points and 10.7 minutes per game - both the lowest marks of his career 9 years in the NBA. In an interview with radio "Bradesco Sports FM," Barbosa revealed that he even asked to leave the Celtics.
"I will not lie to you, I tried to get out several times, but Danny Ainge (general manager of the franchise) does not want to let me go. He's a guy that comes admiring my basketball for many years. I was supposed to have got a good contract with the Boston Celtics, but did not. He will not let me go so no, "said the Brazilian.

If you read the whole story there is clearly some stuff that doesn't translate very well.  But it sounds like Barbosa may or may not be very comfortable playing the point guard position, and there are obviously teams back home in his native country that are very interested in his services.

Thanks to CLNS Radio for the tip.

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Mark Vandeusen 1/17/2013 02:13:00 PM Edit
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