Late in Monday night’s Suns win, guard Leandro Barbosa turned to Eric Bledsoe on the bench and told the man he was brought in to help replace that it could be his final game. Barbosa’s addition was always a long-term Suns plan but you could not have eased his mind with his second 10-day contract expiring Monday night. Only Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby and Coach Jeff Hornacek could do that when they took him into an empty room after the win and told him he would be signed for the rest of the season. “It was really heavy on my shoulders,” Barbosa said. “I was worried. I can breathe. It was something I had in the back of my mind that I don’t now.” Barbosa was signed by his original NBA team on Jan. 8 after Bledsoe went out with torn meniscus in his right knee. He was on one 10-day trial because he had not played in the NBA for 11 months after knee surgery for a torn ACL. He had a second 10-day contract, the final one allowed, after a shoulder injury. In nine appearances, Barbosa has averaged 8.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 21.4 minutes per game with 40.3 percent shooting, including 2 of 12 on 3-pointers. Even after knee surgery and as the team’s oldest active player at 31, Barbosa does not appear to have lost his speed. “My shoulder is not 100 percent but I’m trying to help the team,” Barbosa said. “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, they say they want to stay with me for the rest of the year. It’s a great thing. There are more things for me to do. It’s not like I’m going to get the contract and chill. 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.”