HoopsHype Jose Juan Barea rumors

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Q You signed Mo Williams. Is there a place for J.J. Barea on this team? Flip Saunders: Yes, there’s a place for J.J. You list our guys and every guy can make a case they do something the others don’t do, and J.J.’s the same way. You let these guys come in, they all compete and you keep the best team together. Last year in training camp, J.J. was our best player. We’ll see if he comes in at that same level. He’s got to understand I do certain things differently than what Rick did. There are certain things I won’t put up with that Rick maybe did a little bit, how guys act when they come out of games. That’s just not J.J., that’s any of these guys. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

September 19, 2014 Updates

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to get someone to take J.J. Barea off their hands for quite some time, and as the latest report dropped says he'll either be traded or bought out of his contract and released. It doesn't appear the Wizards will make a move to get him, people with knowledge of the situation told CSNwashington.com on Thursday. CSNWashington.com

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Kevin Love called out Barea and Dante Cunningham for sitting on the bench during timeouts and pouting because they weren’t playing late in a Jan. 8 loss to Phoenix during which the Wolves blew a six-point lead with 96 seconds left. On Tuesday at Phoenix, Barea again clearly was unhappy when he was taken out midway through the fourth quarter. Saunders on his weekly KFAN radio show said he put Barea “on notice” and said he needs to contain his emotions better. “It’s going to be tough for me to change,” Barea said. “I can calm down a little bit. I let it go real quick. I get a little mad. I wish I could be out there a little longer. Things happen and then I get back to getting my team going from the bench. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

February 23, 2014 Updates

Q Were you hoping to stay here instead of being traded? Jose Juan Barea: You never really want to get traded. I think I’m in a good situation here, and I think we have a good group of guys with a good staff. Q Does it weigh on your mind when you hear rumors? Jose Juan Barea: It’s not really that big of a deal. Maybe a little bit because you have to listen to people ask you about it, but other than that it’s no big deal. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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