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Dallas Mavericks: 3 expectations for J.J. Barea this season

Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks J. J. Barea (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

The Dallas Mavericks return reserve point guard J.J. Barea and here is a look at three things to expect from the veteran this season.

The Dallas Mavericks have had a lot of roster turnover over the years.  That is not uncommon in the modern NBA.  Players move teams often and keeping continuity can be difficult.

The Mavs always take care of their guys, though.  Dallas’ superstar Dirk Nowitzki is entering his 21st consecutive season with the Mavericks.  It is the only NBA franchise he has ever played for and this season break’s the record for the longest consecutive stint with one team.

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The Mavs also have two other veterans who started their careers in Dallas that continue to be part of their roster into their 30’s.   J.J. Barea is on his second stint with the team.  It will be his tenth season in Dallas, but fifth consecutive one.  Devin Harris is also entering his tenth year in Dallas.  He is on his third stint with the team after being traded away at the deadline in 2018.  The Mavs continue to be loyal to these players something that you did not often see in professional sports anymore.

Today, the focus is on J.J. Barea and three expectations for him in the upcoming season.  Barea is 34 years old and figures to play a similar role to the one he occupied last year.  Fans may be slightly surprised by Barea’s production, though given the Mavs offseason additions.  Let us roll right into it.