Heres a question to settle something.... How many of you on here would rather have barbosa on your team in 5 years or would you take lamar odom in 5 years? Because I have a laker fan who either misunderstood me or is convinced that lamar odom will be better than barbosa.
Leandro Barbosa will be a better player than Odom in 5 yrs. no disrespect to Lamar who is the more complete player. If ever Odom was traded to another team i might even change my mind because Odom has all the tools to rejuvenate his NBA Career which means average more points and rebounds than Barbosa.
Leandro Barbosa is probably one of the best shooters in the NBA and one of the fastest man in the NBA today.
He might be selected in an NBA All Star game if he can evolve into a Combo Guard when Steve Nash finally hang his jersey and sneakers. He is quite putting a show by leading the Brazilian team in the FIBA Americas Tournament.
You would obviously want the younger and less injury prone player. Odom might still have more talent than Barbosa then but he will be older and would be much less explosive and athletic. Right now though no question Odom.