Mavericks Re-Sign J.J. Barea

AUGUST 19: Seven weeks after agreeing to terms with the Mavericks on a one-year, minimum-salary deal, Barea has officially signed his contract, he confirmed to MacMahon (Twitter link). The veteran guard, who continues to recover from his Achilles tear, expects to be fully cleared to participate in training camp, per MacMahon.

JULY 1: The Mavericks have agreed to a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract with free agent point guard J.J. Barea, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com (via Twitter), there’s a chance that Dallas could bump up Barea’s salary beyond the minimum, depending on how the team’s offseason plays out and whether there’s cap room left over.

Barea said he also registered interest from both the Lakers and Pistons, according to Carlos Rosa of GFR Media. Barea has spent 10 of his 13 NBA seasons with the Mavericks, calling the city of Dallas his second home, Rosa notes in a separate tweet. He was part of the 2011 Mavericks team that won an NBA championship by defeating the Heat.

Barea, 35, suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon last February, so it remains to be seen when he’ll be able return to the court. In his 35 regular-season games before suffering the injury, he averaged 10.9 points, 5.6 assists and 19.8 minutes per contest.

If he signs for the minimum, Barea will earn approximately $2.5MM, though he’d only count for about $1.6MM against the cap for the club.

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4 thoughts on “Mavericks Re-Sign J.J. Barea

  1. alabasterjones

    JJ is good player, but would love to see the Mavs move towards a younger core. I wish there was momentum for a guy like Kelly Oubre.

    Also, Mavs should target Andre Drummond with a trade, we have 21.5 mil in a trade exception from Harry B. Drummond would be a perfect compliment to KP and Luka, and we can trade assets like the two 2nds, Justin Jackson and/or Kleber.

    • x%sure

      Oubre is in a different salary class than Berea but that trade exception could cover it along with assets that motivates PHX.
      But Drummond, again, makes too much for that proposal, and trade exceptions may not be mixable with other assets. Would have to look up the CBA.

  2. harden-westbrook-mvps

    If the Mavs, Spurs, and Pelicans can all be competitive next season they can help restore the SW Division to powerhouse status with the Grizzlies all alone as cellar dwellers.

  3. 1) we used most of the trade exception for Delon Wright.
    2) even if we did have the 22m trade exception, cant trade players with that.
    3) put yourself in Detroit shoes would you really trade drummond (a great rebounder, defensive presence and an allstar ) for two role players and two draft picks….. get out of here

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