There’s a chance the Dallas Mavericks may renew their relationship with point guard J.J. Barea, according to a source.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are considering either waiving Barea or buying out his contract by Monday. If that happens, it would pave the way for the 30-year old Barea to rejoin the Mavericks, whom he helped win the 2011 NBA title.
In 79 games for the Timberwolves last season, Barea averaged 8.4 points and 3.8 assists in just 18.6 minutes per game. But he struggled with his shooting, converting only 38.7 percent of his field goals and 34.7 percent of his 3-point attempts.
Barea flourished in coach Rick Carlisle’s system, averaging 9.5 points and 3.9 assists during the 2010-’11 season. Barea played for Dallas from 2006 until he signed a four-year, $19 million free agent contract with Minnesota following the Mavs’ 2011 championship season.