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Ex-NBA guard JJ Barea to play in Spain

Ex-NBA guard JJ Barea to play in Spain

NEW CHAPTER. JJ Barea has been released by the Mavericks last December.

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JJ Barea, who won the 2011 NBA championship with the Mavericks, decides to continue his career in Spain

Former Dallas Mavericks guard JJ Barea will continue his career with Estudiantes of the Spanish Liga Endesa, multiple outlets reported Saturday, January 23.

The Mavericks released the fan favorite before the start of the 2020-2021 season. (READ: Mavericks reward JJ Barea with $2.6 million deal before release)

Barea, 36, played 14 seasons in the NBA – 11 of them in Dallas from 2006-2011 and 2014-2020. He spent the 3 seasons in between with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In 831 regular-season games (107 starts), Barea averaged 8.9 points, 3.9 assists and 2.1 rebounds. He knocked down 819 three-pointers.

Barea won an NBA title with the Mavericks in 2011. –

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