Mavs To Re-Sign J.J. Barea

NOVEMBER 22, 2:36pm: Barea will get a guaranteed contract from the Mavs, per Towsend (Twitter link). Considering he’s coming off a one-year, minimum-salary deal, it’s a safe bet that Barea will sign the same contract this time around.


NOVEMBER 21, 12:18pm: The Mavericks are planning to re-sign veteran guard J.J. Barea, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News tweets.

Barea, 36, has seen his role diminish and he’s also dealt with some injuries over the past two seasons but he remains a fan favorite. He appeared in 29 regular-season games last season, including six starts, and averaged 7.7 PPG and 3.9 APG in 15.5 MPG.

Dallas agreed to a three-year deal with another free agent guard, Trey Burke, so Barea would many serve as insurance in case of backcourt injuries. It also has Jalen Brunson as a point guard option behind star Luka Doncic.

Dallas has agreed to trade another guard, Delon Wright, in a three-team swap and Townsend speculates the Mavs might make more backcourt moves to clear a logjam. Barea has been on Dallas’ roster since the 2014/15 season.

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8 thoughts on “Mavs To Re-Sign J.J. Barea

  1. Happy to see JJ back for a 15th season, pretty good carrer for a puertorrican guy that went undrafted!

  2. Dunkinstompin

    Man how can you trade Seth & Delon just to get Richardson and bring back Barea. If Kristap is not back soon enough, Mavs might not even make the playoff. The West is tight right now.

    • tsc32

      Trading Seth for Richardson + a draft pick was a great trade. Especially after drafting Curry’s replacement at the beginning of the 2nd round.

  3. raz427

    He legit will never retire. Good for him, the league and game is always better with under dog players in it like JJ.

  4. jdobleruiz

    I hope that before the season starts he can get a transfer to another team that allows him to use his knowledge and skills as a point guard and where he can contribute 12 to 15 points and over six assists, which is what he was averaging before suffering his injury on the 2018-19 season. If he stays with Dallas it will be a frustrating season for him and for the fans who follow him.

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