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Mavericks: J.J. Barea chooses between Luka Doncic and Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas Mavericks, J.J. Barea, Dirk Nowitzki
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The Dallas Mavericks brought back J.J. Barea this offseason. The 37-year-old is still playing in Puerto Rico but joined the Mavs in a part-time player development role. Barea was far from the only former Maverick to rejoin the organization this summer.

Dirk Nowitzki was brought on as a special advisor to owner Mark Cuban, and he had a hand in selecting the team’s new general manager and head coach. Hall of Famer and point guard on the Mavs 2011 championship team, Jason Kidd, was tabbed to be the head coach in the team’s shakeup as they attempt to build a contending team around Luka Doncic.

Barea was asked to choose between Dirk and Luka in several categories, and it produced some hilarious results. Let us take a closer look.

Mavericks legend J.J. Barea chooses between Luka Doncic and Dirk Nowitzki

NBA Europe asked former Mavs point guard and NBA champion J.J. Barea to pick between the team’s two superstars in everything from who he would want to watch his kids to who he would challenge in a game of H.O.R.S.E. See the results below.

For those keeping track at home, Barea picked Luka in eight of the 13 categories, but he would trust Dirk Nowitzki to take a math test for him and to cook his dinner. It was an interesting quiz that hopefully gave fans a bit of insight into the Mavs two superstars.

Barea is finishing up his season with Cangrejeros de Santurce in Puerto Rico. It will be interesting to see how much he joins the Mavericks this year. Barea has made it clear that he wants to take some time before becoming a full-time coach, but nobody knows how quickly he wants to make the transition.

The Dallas Mavericks are gearing up for their regular-season opener on Oct. 21 in what the team hopes turns into a special season with Luka Doncic winning his first MVP award. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for more on J.J. Barea, Dirk Nowitzki, Luka, and the Dallas Mavericks. 

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