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May 4, 2015 Updates

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. ESPN.com

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.” ESPN.com

May 2, 2015 Updates

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." mavsmoneyball.com

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." mavsmoneyball.com

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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. “ ESPN.com

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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.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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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." Dallas Morning News

October 27, 2014 Updates

The Timberwolves are expected to waive veteran guard J.J. Barea to reach their 15-man roster limit by Monday afternoon’s NBA deadline. The Wolves on Sunday worked to reach a buyout agreement on the remaining $4.5 million year on Barea’s contract, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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