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Jose Juan Barea
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:173 lbs. / 78.5 kg.
Height: 6-0 / 1.83
Weight:173 lbs. / 78.5 kg.
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.: 8 more rumors
Tim MacMahon: No done deal, but sources are highly optimistic that J.J. Barea will be back in a Mavs uniform next season.: 8 more rumors
Ken Berger: The Mavs are close to a deal to bring back point guard J.J. Barea, league source tells @CBSSports. Need PG, same agent as DeAndre Jordan.: 8 more rumors
David Aldridge: Stunning, said no one: source says J.J. Barea now working out details w/Mavs on deal. Had been talking strong w/Heat, looking for 3 yrs.: 8 more rumors
JJ Barea: “So far, there’s nothing official with Miami or Dallas. I’m considering those two at this moment and must make a decision this weekend.”: 8 more rumors
The Dallas Mavericks feel they are very much in the game to retain the services of free agent point guard J.J. Barea, a source told the The Dallas Morning News’ Eddie Sefko. Barea, who has also had chats with the Miami Heat, has not yet committed to anything, the source said.: 8 more rumors
Dwain Price: JJ Barea graduated from high school in Miami, and his kid lives there. So expect him to sign with the #Heat.: 8 more rumors
David Aldridge: Am told that Mavericks free agent guard J.J. Barea is leaning toward taking a deal with the Heat.: 8 more rumors
The Mavs will undoubtedly have a hometown advantage in the Barea contract discussions this summer. He doesn’t attempt to deny that. “I want to [come back] and hopefully this time we make it work,” Barea said. “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.”
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.
On what’s different from a business perspective this offseason compared to 2011 “It’s going to be a little different. I think at that point I had to make a decision. This time I think it’ll be a lot easier to keep me around.”
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.”
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said J.J. Barea (left ankle sprain) is not expected to be out long term.
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. “
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.”
For Barea, coming back is like a new lease on life. “I missed it,” he said. “I want to thank Minnesota. They treated me with respect my three years there, from the owner to everybody there, treated me good. I’m excited to be back. The best five years of my life was here. Hopefully we can get this going again.”
The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Jose Juan Barea. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Mavs are expected to sign Barea when he clears waivers, a source said. But the Mavs first must waive or trade a player, with the likely candidates being point guard Gal Mekel or center Greg Smith.
The Mavericks, according to numerous sources, are hoping to sign Barea when he clears waivers on Wednesday, although nobody would comment on the situation Monday. “We’re not for sure,” Nowitzki said. “We’re going down there (to San Antonio) with the 15 guys we have. Anything else, we can talk about later.”
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.”