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Does Barbosa Want to Follow D'Antoni?

In this article from azcentral, Leandro makes a few comments about the trade rumors and the Shaq trade.... The quote that caught my eye was this one.

A Brazilian sports newspaper, Lance, asked Suns guard Leandro Barbosa about talk that he might wind up following D'Antoni to New York.

"It's not a rumor," Barbosa said while in his hometown, Sao Paolo. "I will play where I have to play. It's business.

This seems like a huge change from the Leandro who was almost in tears when he was fooled into thinking he was traded to the Knicks midseason this past year.

The article also mentions reports that the Nets have interest in Barbosa. This doesn't make sense to me as they just traded for Devin Harris who is a similar player to Barbosa. Who else would they be looking to offer for him?

I haven't been in favor of many of the deals I've heard involving Leandro but this is one I might not mind. Josh Howard for Barbosa? I'm not sure how likely it is, but it also mentions Diaw for Howard. I would take either deal in a heartbeat considering a lot of last season, Josh Howard was the best player on the Mavs. He would be someone who could come in and start right away in front of Grant Hill.

If you would have asked me last season if we should be making any moves involving trading Barbosa, I would have said no way. But now that we are Suns + Shaq & Kerr - Marion & D'Antoni, I'm not sure what we should do. What do you guys think?

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