Michael (Chicago)Amin (3:49 PM)
Could Barbosa be our best option for the backup PG spot? Barbosa is coming back off of major injury, but if he's healthy as Amin Elhassan indicates in his ESPN chat, then he could be an inexpensive answer to giving our reserve unit a boost. Clearly, our roster is near the tax threshold and roster limit, but if we can dump some of the flotsam (my preference is in a bigger Ariza deal similar to what Phoenix did with Gortat) then we can likely get Barbosa for the minimum.
Barbosa seemed to get along with the Wizards organization for his short stint. It also seemed evident during the Wizards' preseason trip to Brazil. You also have to consider that Barbosa and Nene are like brothers. Honestly, I'd like to see us make a similar attempt with Jason Collins if we clear enough roster space. A second unit built around Barbosa, Temple, Webster or Porter, Harrington, Collins plus the flotsam remainder (likely Vesely) would be a much better reserve group. They also wouldn't come with long term commitment.