Expect to see backcourt pairings of Barbosa with DeRozan and Weems this season. Like I've said before, I think this team will be depending on Barbosa more than most haven't given him credit for from what I've read here over the summer.
Source - Click hereThe Raptors, once on pace a season ago to become one of the worst defensive squads ever, will look to be more aggressive and disruptive at that end of the floor, something Barbosa – who has averaged a steal a game over the course of his career – can provide.
“If we play good defence, it will force turnovers,” Triano said.
“We’re going to look for advantages in transition.”
Barbosa, at 6-foot-3, 202 pounds is the size of a point guard, but has always played more like a shooting guard. He favours attacking the hoop or bombing threes to setting up teammates.
Still, Triano said he won’t have a problem playing Barbosa in a backcourt with DeMar DeRozan and Sonny Weems instead of only with point guards Jarrett Jack and Jose Calderon.