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Jose Juan Barea
Jose Juan Barea
Position: G
Born: 06/26/84
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:173 lbs. / 78.5 kg.
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Meanwhile, the Mavericks remain in a strong position to re-sign guard J.J. Barea, who rejoined the team last season on a veteran’s minimum deal. Barea, like Terry, was a vital cog on the championship team in 2011. Barea has other options, most notably with the Miami Heat. But a source said that the Mavericks believe it is trending in a good direction and that Barea could be set to sign for the cap-room exception of $2.8-million and likely would get at least a two-year deal, with the possibility of a three-year agreement with a player option for that third season.
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In other words, the Mavs won’t have to come close to matching a four-year, $18 million deal, like the one Barea signed the last time he tested free agency. But that doesn’t mean Barea, a productive backup guard and part-time starter at 30, would be willing to settle for the veteran’s minimum. A source said Barea is hoping to sign a two- or three-year deal that would pay an annual salary in the $3 million range.
JJ Barea on whether he wants to coming back “I want to. I want to and hopefully this time we make it work. I had a lot of fun this year. I enjoyed being back. It feels like home for me here in Dallas so hopefully I can come back and finish my career here for the next couple years.” On what it’s going to take to resign him “I don’t know. That’s business but we’ll see. I think we’ll make it work.”
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A sampling of how the Mavs plan to spend their All-Star breaks: J.J. Barea: “Puerto Ricoooooooooo!!! I got my son’s birthday in Puerto Rico. The beach and the pool. It should be a good weekend. My high school also has a big tournament that they named after me.” Chandler Parsons: “New York until Saturday and then I’m going to Mexico. Sun and the beach. Cabo.” Monta Ellis: “I’m going to be here in Dallas. Man, you know, you’ve been doing these 10 years, they don’t need me spending no money right now. I’ll keep that lil’ ol’ money and sit at the house. I’ll travel in the summertime. “
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Barea said he left Minnesota with no regrets, and that he understood what the Wolves were trying to do. The Wolves and Barea agreed to a buyout that paid him a portion of the $4.5 million they owed him. Barea turned around and signed a deal with Dallas that paid him the veterans minimum. “I think we finished on good terms,” he said. “We communicated pretty good. They wanted to go another direction. We talked about it and came up with the decision and went from there.”
Saunders also made clear that role probably would not include playing every game, which was an issue for a player who infamously sulked when he was removed from a game in the fourth quarter last season. “That’s what he can do,” Saunders said Friday night. “If he can accept a role, he can become a very valuable individual for you. Hopefully, guys know we’re going to play the guys who help us.”