Mavericks Re-Sign Guard J.J. Barea
- For Immediate Release
- July 16, 2015
DALLAS -- The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have re-signed guard Jose Barea. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Barea (6'0, 185) who began his NBA career with the Mavericks, returned to Dallas in 2014-2015 after spending the previous three seasons with Minnesota. He averaged 7.5 points, 3.4 assists and 17.7 minutes in 77 games (10 starts) with Dallas during the 2014-2015 campaign.
In 392 games (55 starts) with Dallas, Barea has averaged 7.2 points and 3.0 assists in 17.4 minutes. He has also reached the playoffs in each of his six seasons with the Mavericks, acquiring averages of 8.1 points and 3.5 assists in 45 postseason games (nine starts). Barea helped lead the Mavericks to their first title in franchise history in 2011.
The nine-year veteran holds career averages of 8.2 points, 3.4 assists and 18.8 minutes in 586 (69 starts) with Dallas and Minnesota. He has shot 79.9 percent from the foul line in his career.
The Mayaguez, Puerto Rico native went undrafted in the 2006 NBA Draft and was signed by Dallas as a rookie free agent on August 17, 2006. Barea attended Northeastern University where, as a senior, he averaged 21.0 points, 8.4 assists and 4.4 rebounds for the Huskies.