Nash Recruiting Barbosa to Lakers

As reported by Kurt Helin at NBC Sports, PG/SG Leandro Barbosa is being recruited by Lakers PG Steve Nash to join the team.

Barbosa:  “Among others, I’m talking with Phoenix, the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers. Steve Nash even texted me because he wants me there.”

Lakers currently have close to $100 million payroll, so the most the team might be willing to offer is the veteran minimum.

Barbosa averaged 11.1 points per game last season with Toronto & Indiana and recently played in the 2012 Olympics for Brazil.