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Leandro Barbosa’s agent says he has offer from Mavericks

Boston Celtics v Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Leandro Barbosa #12 of the Boston Celtics reacts after hitting a three pointer in the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 15, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Nets defeated the Celtics 102-97. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Leandro Barbosa spend the first half of last season playing a limited role in Boston but he started to see a lot more minutes after Rajon Rondo tore his ACL — then Barbosa tore his ACL (and had some MCL damage).

Which means he likely is not ready to play at the start of this season, which in turn makes it tough to land a contract as a free agent (he was traded to the Wizards as part of the Jason Collins deal at the deadline then Washington let his contract expire).

But he wants to return to the NBA and has an offer from Dallas, his agent and brother told Terra Brazil (via Hoopshype).

Several teams in his native Brazil apparently reached out to Barbosa, but the 10-year NBA veteran is on his way back to the states if he has his way.

Coming back from major knee surgery at age 30, for a guy whose game was largely based around his quickness, could be a real challenge.