'Brazilian Blur' wins 6th Man Award

[tag]Leandro Barbosa[/tag], nicknamed the ‘[tag]Brazilian Blur[/tag]’, or ‘Leandrino’ at his native Brazil and no. 10 of the NBA’s [tag]Phoenix Suns[/tag], has won the NBA’s 6th Man of the Year Award. In his fourth NBA season, the 24 – year – old Barbosa averaged a career-high 18.1 points, shooting 43 percent from 3-point range. San Antonio guard [tag]Manu Ginobili[/tag] was second with 269 points and Dallas guard [tag]Jerry Stackhouse[/tag] was third with 210.

Barbosa is the fourth Suns’ player to win the award, joining Eddie Johnson (1988-89), Danny Manning (1997-98) and Rodney Rogers (1999-00).

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