Leandro Mateus Barbosa (born November 28, 1982 in [[S�o Paulo]]) is a professional basketball player from Brazil, who is playing as a point guard with the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association. He is also known as Leandrinho.
A 6'3" Brazilian national with a 6'10" wingspan, he was selected 28th overall in the 2003 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs but his rights were acquired on draft day by Phoenix in a trade for a future protected first-round pick. Barbosa holds the Suns record for points scored in a game by a rookie as a first-time starter, with 27 against the Chicago Bulls on January 5 2004. He also set the Suns record for three-point field goals made by a rookie in consecutive games, when he hit at least one three-pointer during a ten-game streak between January 2-January 19.
Barbosa holds career averages of 7.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.
- Drafted: 2003, 1st round, 28th pick by San Antonio Spurs
- Draft rights traded by Spurs to Phoenix Suns for conditional 1st-round pick (2005 #30 - David Lee) on 26 June 2003
- Signed by Suns to three-year, $2.6 million contract with team option worth $1.7 million on 16 July 2003