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Mavericks renew Puerto Rican JJ Barea for one year

Mavericks renew Puerto Rican JJ Barea for one year

Although the Dallas press pointed out that the Mavericks roster was closed after the renewal of Willie Cauley-Stein, the Texans still had a move to make. Well, as reported by the renowned journalist Shams Charania, the franchise has agreed a season with JJ Barea in exchange for 2.6 million dollars. At 36, the Puerto Rican still has rope, so he will play what could be his last season in the NBA.

The one who has defended the Mavs jersey for 11 seasons, always wanted to continue in the best basketball league in the world. However, weeks before the market opened he had doubts about it, since he did not know if the teams were still interested in him. He even considered the option of playing in Spain, but obviously, the NBA is a priority and more for a player who has been in the League for 14 seasons. In fact, Barea assumed that those in Dallas were not going to renew him.

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The signing is highly symbolic, as the former Timberwolves is the fifth most capped player (637) in Dallas’ history and was a vital piece in their only ring. This has become quite the institution of the Texas team. In the absence of what happens next season, he is also the eighth player with the most assists (2441) has distributed with the Mavericks jersey. Another statistic in which the Mayagüez has left his mark has been in triples scored, in which he is the seventh all-time with 596.

Regarding his role there are many doubts. Barea has always been a consistent scorer from the second unit. Although it remains to be seen how he returns from his physical problems and if they do not take their toll throughout the season. The 1.77-meter playmaker has not dropped below 7.5 points and 3.5 assists in the entire decade, but he has played fewer than 70 games for four seasons. On the other hand, his competition in the position will be the young Jalen Brunson, a catalyst from the bench who has adapted very well to the dynamics of the team. (GG) (NBA MANIACS)

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