ESPN reported that JJ Barea has re-signed the Dallas Mavericks with a veteran minimum guarantee of $ 2.6 million a year.
The 36-year-old Balear is a 178 cm 81 kg veteran guard who has been with the Mavericks for 11 of the 14 career seasons up to last season. After rupturing the right Achilles tendon in January 2019, he returned to the line in November of the same year, and last season played 29 games (including 6 starting games), averaging 15.5 minutes, 7.7 points and 3.9 assists.
August this year. Balear told her country of origin, Puerto Rico’s media El Nuevo Dia, “I still want to play basketball and I still feel like I can play it, but I don’t know what’s going to happen. To Dallas. If you go, they want me to be a coach, so if you want to play, you have to find another way, “he said, but winning a contract as a player with a familiar team. succeeded in.
Veteran Balear is a valuable player in the locker room and has a strong connection with all-star Luka Doncic, so he will play an important role in building a new team chemistry for the start of the season. Must be.