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Warriors re-sign Leandro Barbosa to one-year, $2.5 million contract

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Barbosa was a key member of the Warriors' second unit during their championship run, but re-signing him will cost the franchise in taxes.

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The Warriors continue the offseason by keeping another member of the championship team for next season. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, Golden State and Barbosa have agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth $2.5 million in the 2015-16 season.

Barbosa signed a one-year vet minimum deal last season and provided great value for Golden State as a microwave scorer and experienced veteran in a reserve role. The 'Brazilian Blur' averaged 7.1 points on 47% FG and 38% 3PT as one of the offensive weapons off the bench. In the Warriors' decisive Game 5 Finals victory, he contributed largely with 13 points.

Most famously, he predicted the Warriors' championship months before the NBA Finals.

With Barbosa's new contract onboard, Golden State's payroll for next year is projected to be over $100 million. Even if they shed David Lee's salary, Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News wrote yesterday that 'there is almost no way out of [the luxury tax]'. Kawakami and others added more on the luxury tax consequences of the agreement on Twitter after Barbosa was signed today:

For more on what the Warriors are doing in free agency, check out our 2015 Warriors free agency section.