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Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  18 responses

JJ Barea Considers Knicks a ‘Great Second Option’


Coveted free agent point guard JJ Barea would like to re-up with the defending champion Mavericks, but if that doesn’t work out, Barea may take his talents to New York. From the NY Daily News: “Hornets All-Star point guard Chris Paul may be using his clout to get traded to the Big Apple, but maybe Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni and the franchise’s front office should consider a championship-caliber player who actually is a free agent. ‘I still haven’t signed with nobody,’ J.J. Barea said. ‘That’s still got me a little. … I just want to know where I’m going to be. That’s still my first option (signing with Dallas). I know other teams are interested. I just want to know where I’m going to be, but it’s a business.’ With that notion in mind, how would Barea feel about running the point with Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony? ‘I always said the Knicks would be a great second option. I love the city. I love the way they’re playing now, their style of play with D’Antoni, the players over there,’ said Barea, who was in Punta Cana to support slugger David Ortiz’s annual charity golf tournament. ‘We’ll see. I know Carmelo more than Amar’e. I think after (D’Antoni became coach), I said, ‘That would be a great fit for me.’”

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  • DieselMechanic

    like

  • O

    As long as they pay him what he made in Dallas. Not a cent more…

  • http://www.kittywilde.com/ RunNGun

    It’s like I’ve been saying all along. Everyone wants to go to the KNICKS. LMAO

  • BAWSE

    DONT DO IT KNICKS!! This guy is a PRODUCT of the system!!!! He is NOT A NBA STARTER!!! DO NOT DO IT!!!!

  • Riggs

    i love jj, but thats not what the knicks need.

  • bt

    dont give him anymore than a one year deal, save your cash for 2012

  • http://nba.com GP23

    They don’t need him. At all ! Save everything for 2012…patience is a virtue.

  • MikeC.

    JJ is a great off-the-bench sparkplug. He has that “championship glow” to him now that’s going to lead some team to wildly overpay him and he’s going to end up choking a salary cap somewhere. See: Posey, James.

  • LA Huey

    MikeC, it’s called the Tyronn Lue award for stellar perfomance in the Finals by a role-player that leads to a contract they can’t live up to.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    ^^ Lol @ Both of yall.

  • http://www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=pawtucketymca Gametime

    Smart man! JJ Barea knows whats good!!

  • Mike Jones

    JJ not worth being mentioned in the same sentence as New york.

  • DRU

    Comparing Posey to this scrub is straight disrespectful. Posey was a key part of championships runs with two teams. He was a legit role player for a number of years (defense, passing, 3pt shooting). Was he over paid? yes.

  • zuriel

    funny how yall hate on him, hes been consistent through his whole career, his first year he was sent down to the D-league and after scoring 41 and 50 points in two consecutive games, he was brought back to the roster lmao. get your facts right, JJ may not deserve a rashard lewis type of contract, but he can definitely contribute, hes a winner, he has won gold medals in Rio de janeiro and Guadalajara Mx with the Puerto Rican Team, and just to remind you, He was a big frustration to teams like the lakers, okc and the Miami heat. I dont say pay him big bucks but do consider him as a role player that can boost your teams odds of winning…

  • Joe

    Barea will be a great fit in NY. Go get him Knicks!!!

  • carlos anthony

    unite the two boricuas J.J & Melo.lol

  • Mr21966

    All you bunch of haters, why can you accept that the only reason Dallas won a NBA championship is call JJ Barea . jj will do great anywhere he go, he earn his reputation by playing basketball , not by a freaking ESPN analysis who gets pays to boots players image and when was the last time NY Knicks wont a freaking Championship. I have been a NY knick fan my entire life and strongly believed that JJ barea is a great addiction to NY. So all you haters get your facts together before you talk. Thanks

  • http://thatdavidhopkins.com David Hopkins

    Ditto on the Tyronn Lue Award.

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