HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – The Indiana Pacers, looking to augment their reserves for the stretch run, will acquire veteran guard Leandro Barbosa from the Toronto Raptors for a second-round pick, according to a league source.
Barbosa, 29, is averaging 12.2 points per game this season in 42 games off the bench for the Raptors. He has been with Toronto the last two seasons after spending his first seven seasons with the Suns. The Pacers are $14 million under the cap and wanted to be a conduit for potential trades before today’s 3 p.m. trade deadline. Barbosa will play both a key role in Indiana’s guard rotation, which includes starters Darren Collison and Paul George.
The Associated Press also reports that the Pacers received veteran guard Anthony Carter in the deal, too.
Yahoo! Sports first reported the trade.