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Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  16 responses

JJ Barea ‘Very Good’ With Playing for the Dallas Mavericks Again


Though he says that he’s quite happy with his current situation in Minnesota, Timberwolves guard JJ Barea wouldn’t be mad if he ended up back in Dallas at some point in his career. Per ESPN: “During the 2010-11 season in Dallas, he played 81 games and averaged 20.6 minutes, 9.5 points and 3.9 assists. In Minnesota during the 2011/12 season, he played 41 games and on averaged tallied 25.2 minutes, 11.3 points and 7.7 assists. Last season in 74 games, he averaged 23.1 minutes, 11.3 points and 4.0 assists. When you suggest the possibility of going beyond the regular season in 2014, Barea perks up. It’s something he would like to do with the Timberwolves. In spite of this, Barea doesn’t close the door on the Mavs, who at the beginning of the summer sounded as if they were trying to once again retain his services. He has strong rapport with the Dallas owner. ‘It’s a great relationship with Mark Cuban. If they want to bring me back to Dallas, I am very [good] with it,’ he said. ‘But I’m happy in Minnesota. They’re the ones that wanted me there, the ones that signed me for four years, so until they decide to trade me, I’m going to give them all my effort in the games.’ Minnesota coach Rick Adelman’s pupils could be in the limelight this season, provided that last season’s woes don’t repeat themselves. ‘We have a great team,’ Barea said, citing Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love. ‘We also have Kevin Martin and new guys. Our problem is that we haven’t been able to maintain ourselves healthy. If we stay healthy, we see ourselves in the playoffs.’”

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  • Mike From Spain

    On related news… Timberwolves very good with Barea playing for the Mavs again

  • JibbsIsBallin

    Haha nice. I really don’t see why teams give this guy a chance. There are several bench warming guards that could outshine this guy any day.

  • Busta213

    According bball ref.com Barea averaged 5.7 asts per game in 2011/12. He wouldntve been dropped from my fantasy league squad if he was getting 7.7 per game for me!

  • spit hot fiyah

    it’s called having a decent playoff run + some team with money to spend.

    see: james, jerome

  • Dfrance

    See: Croshere, Austin

  • Busta213

    Haha – a rare mention for ol’ “big snacks”

  • Interdico Scriptor

    that’s an understatement.
    A chip v the King is/was pretty impressive.
    On another note
    is Obama going to war with Syria?

  • Interdico Scriptor

    When was that?

  • Dfrance

    Whenever the Pacers went to the Finals, what was that 2000, 2001? he had a decent Finals, got a huge deal on what he would do with more minutes but never produced.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Austin C!!! Wow… memory lane.. Leon Clark, isaac Austin, Luc Longley got incredible money after bulls run played with NYK and finishhed…

  • Vato

    Yes. War is imminent

  • CzechMate

    This tim legler looking…

  • spit hot fiyah

    keon clark!

  • Ugh

    See: Powe, Leon. Davis, Big Baby. Perkins, Kendrick. Posey, James.

  • Ugh

    To be fair to big Luc, he got badly injured and the Knicks bought out his contract on the proviso he didn’t play pro ball _anywhere_ again.

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Dang I meant keon… the “l” was too close…

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