Leandro Barbosa Illness: Updates on Warriors Guard’s Status and Return

November 19th, 2015 by Danny Webster Leave a reply »
Golden State Warriors backup point guard Leandro Barbosa is dealing with a virus, and it's unclear when he'll return to the court.

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Barbosa Ruled Out Against Clippers Thursday, Nov. 19 Barbosa is dealing with a virus and did not play in Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers.

Before the Warriors' win over the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 17, Barbosa missed the two games prior due to tending to a family matter in his home country of Brazil. He scored six points on 2-of-8 shooting Tuesday against the Raptors.

With Barbosa out, the Warriors are going to have to get creative when it comes to who comes off the bench for Stephen Curry. The Warriors' backup point guard would be Shaun Livingston, which could cause the defending champs to play most of their wings out of position.

Fortunately, the Warriors have made a habit of adjusting on the fly and being successful. This is just another instance in which Golden State will need to adjust. The Warriors will be fine going forward.

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