Barbosa accepted a league-minimum deal from the Celtics and is entering a situation in which he may be reduced to a cheerleader by midseason. But Barbosa wanted a chance to win after years playing for the fun-to-watch, high-tempo but no-defense Suns, followed by two downtrodden years in Toronto and a second-round playoff run in Indiana.
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