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Raptors' Barbosa exercises option for next season

Posted Jun 25 2011 5:51PM

TORONTO (AP) -- Raptors guard Leandro Barbosa has exercised his contract option to return to Toronto next season.

The team announced the move Saturday.

The 6-foot-3 Brazilian averaged 13.3 points, 2.1 assists and 24.1 minutes in 58 games last season, his first in Toronto.

Barbosa made $7.1 million last season and was second on the team in 3-point shooting.

The 28-year-old is in his eighth year in the NBA. He won the Sixth Man of the Year award after playing the 2006-07 season for the Phoenix Suns.

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