Others: Gal Mekel (cut by Mavs for JJ Barea), Toney Douglas, Jamaal Tinsley
Tyson on the return of Barea: "I walk in today and they got the giant and the little person back."
Dirk giddy about having Tyson Chandler/J.J. Barea back. "I’m gonna call Peja & bring Brian Cardinal back and see if they can move somehow."
Dirk joking around on getting Barea back: "If we can bring Peja and Cardinal back, it'd be pretty good moves."
2 minutes left, Mavs are up 18 over Utah and about to pick up their first win. DAL with 7 players in double figures, JJ Barea playing w/ DAL
Los Mavs están celebrando la vuelta de JJ Barea con una buena ovación del público
Huge cheer for Richard Jefferson as he checks in for Dallas. Or maybe it was for J.J. Barea's homecoming. So hard to tell.
J.J. Barea checks into a standing ovation late in the first quarter.
Barea comes in the game for the first time with 1:33 left in the 1st period. And he gets another loud ovation.
J.J. Barea just got a loud ovation during pregame introductions.
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle was asked by a Dallas reporter how he feels about having J.J. Barea back. His in-depth answer: "Good."
The Mavs have won 5 straight against Utah dating back to March 2013. JJ Barea is expected to be available to play tonight for Dallas
"I want 2 thank Minnesota. They treated me with respect my 3 years there. From the owner 2 everybody over there treated me good." - JJ Barea
"I think we have a lot of talent and a lot of depth, and the way I see it, a bunch of good guys. So we’ll see how it goes.'' -- J.J. Barea
JJ Barea: "I wish I'd never left." Is your bank account happy you did? "No question."
Time to work!
In starting last 3 games of the '11 Finals, J.J. Barea had 40 pts, 8 reb. and 14 assists in 78 min. He was 16-of-32 on FGs, 5-of-10 on 3s.
Expected roster moves official for the Mavs. Gal Mekel released to make room for return of J.J. Barea who signed this eve. Welcome back JJ!
Was away, but Barea deal is official.
JJ Barea deal is official. With Monta Ellis wearing his old No. 11, Barea will take No. 5.