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Leandro Barbosa sparks Celtics past Jazz

It’s hard to believe eight games into the Celtics season that Leandro Barbosa was a free agent into October, waiting for calls.

A dispute with former agent Dan Fegan and a seemingly anonymous aura kept the phones quiet. Barbosa is a valuable commodity but disappeared during his years in Toronto and was thrown into a difficult situation at the trade deadline last season with the Pacers, for whom he was expected to be a reliable bench scorer for a playoff team.

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