Reactions to Barbosa Signing for Rest of Season
It’s a great, talented team. Very fun. I’m happy that I found out I’m going to stay. I’m going to pray and thank God because it was a hard time for me when I did the surgery. If I look back and see what I’ve been through, many people didn’t believe I could come back and play for the NBA again. Now I’m going to work really hard because I really want to help the team and I know I can. But, for now, thank you Phoenix
Several Suns players and staff expressed their own reactions to Barbosa's confirmed stay with the team, all of it positive. Dragic in particular was pleased. The Slovenian point guard became close friends with the Brazilian scorer during their first stint in Phoenix from 2008 through 2010.
Upon finding out about Barbosa's initial return to Phoenix, Dragic requested his locker be placed next to his own.
Congrats to the big homie @TheBlur_Barbosa— Eric Bledsoe (@EBled2) January 28, 2014