Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea drawing interest from multiple Spanish teams

Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks: Multiple Spanish teams are interested in J.J. Barea

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea took a step back this season. The 36-year-old tore his Achilles in Jan. 2019. Nobody knew if he would even be healthy on opening night. Barea was, but Jalen Brunson took over as the backup point. That left Barea out of the nightly rotation.

Barea managed to play in 29 regular-season games this season. He was still productive. Barea averaged 7.7 points and 3.9 assists in 15.5 minutes per game. The Mavericks legend saw just five minutes of action in the playoffs, though.

Barea is an unrestricted free agent. He let it be known that he still plans to play, but wanted more minutes going forward. That led to speculation about his future in Dallas. Fans can read my take on his chances of staying with the Mavericks here. That started up the rumor mill. See the latest here.

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Multiple Spanish teams are interested in signing Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea

A friend of Barea’s let it out that three teams in Liga ACB are interested in signing Barea. That should come as no surprise.

Hoops Hype translated multiple quotes from the article for fans looking for more.

Barea will be back on the court next season. He is hoping it is in the NBA, but keeping his options open. The article notes that J.J. plans to make a decision on his future in November or December. Fans will not have to wait long to find out where the 36-year-old will be playing in 2021.

It would be fantastic to see J.J. Barea back in Texas. Dallas Mavericks supporters will be rooting for him no matter what uniform he puts on. Hopefully, the veteran point guard ends his career with a productive season on a winning team. Barea deserves that after his outstanding run in Dallas.

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