Originally written December 14, 2011 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS The Minnesota Timberwolves already had one Spanish-speaking guard on the roster, and on Wednesday they added another by signing free agent J.J. Barea.Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but USA Today reported Barea's contract is for four years and nearly 20 million."We are excited to add J.J. Barea to our team," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "His experience, leadership capabilities and all-around play should help us immensely this coming season and beyond."The 27-year-old Barea spent five seasons with Dallas and was a key reserve as the Mavericks won last year's NBA Championship over the Miami Heat. As a backup to Jason Kidd, Barea averaged 8.9 points and 3.4 assists in 21 playoff games for Dallas during the title run. He scored 9.5 points and dished out 3.9 assists while shooting 43.9 percent from the floor during the 2010-11 regular season."He proved what he can do with Dallas last year," new ...
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