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Report: Celtics eye Barbosa, Fernandez

According to a report in The Boston Herald [1], the Celtics [2] are looking at trades that could bring them either Phoenix’ Leandro Barbosa [3] or Rudy Fernandez of Portland. The report states that the Celts would most likely use Rasheed Wallace [4]‘s contract to secure Barbosa, a 27-year-old swingman who will make $7.1 million in 2010-11 after averaging 9.5 points in 17.9 minutes per game for the Suns last season. Fernandez is a 6-foot-6 shooter who averaged 8.1 minutes and 1.0 assists in 23.2 minutes for the Trail Blazers in ’09-10. He is due to make $1,246,680 in the coming season, and has a team option of $2,180,443 for ’11-12.