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The Minnesota Timberwolves have added another point guard.
The Wolves and former Dallas Mavericks’ point guard J.J. Barea are putting the finishing touches on a four-deal that would give Minnesota another viable option behind rookie Rick Rubio at the point guard position.
Barea became a household name in June when he helped spark the Mavericks off the bench en route to defeating of the Miami Heat to win the 2011 NBA Finals.
This move would give the T’Wolves options to ship off or amnesty Luke Ridnour’s 4-year 16-million dollar contract he signed an offseason ago.
According to TNT and NBATV’s David Aldrige via Twitter:
Source: Timberwolves finalizing four-year deal with J.J. Barea. Check the Hang Time Blog.
Barea averaged career highs in both points per game (9.5) and assists per game (3.9) in 2010-11 as Jason Kidd’s primary backup point guard. Timberwolves’ starting point guard Ricky Rubio has often times been compared to Kidd, so it should be a similar role for Barea in Minnesota....
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are closing in on a deal with free agent point guard J.J. Barea.
Two people with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday that Barea could have a deal finished as early as Tuesday. The people requested anonymity because the deal has not been announced. NBA.com first reported the agreement.
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A source close to free agent guard J.J. Barea said Saturday that the Knicks and Timberwolves are both in pursuit of the 27-year-old, who starred in the postseason last spring during the Mavericks’ run to the NBA title.
The Knicks, according to the source, offered Barea a two-year deal. By using the amnesty provision on Saturday to waive guard Chauncey Billups...