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Mavs reportedly set to release J.J. Barea on Thursday

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Mavs reportedly set to release J.J. Barea on Thursday

The Mavericks are releasing long-time point guard J.J. Barea, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.

Barea signed a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract a week ago, but was not in the team’s season plans. The fully-guaranteed deal served as a means of rewarding Barea for his excellent 11-year career with the team.

Although a career role player, Barea had a superb showing as a Mav, culminating in the franchise’s lone championship series victory over the Miami Heat. A series that swung in Dallas’ favor after Barea’s insertion into the starting lineup following Game 3.

Barea’s future is uncertain. According to MacMahon, he still hopes to play in the league. But at 36-years-old and with a generously-listed height of 5’10, that seems unlikely.

One thing about the fan-favorite is certain, however: He will always be a welcome face in the Metroplex. And maybe, just maybe, his jersey will hang in the rafters one day.

Staff writer covering the Dallas Mavericks, Texas Legends and TCU basketball | Stephen "Reese" Konkle. 21 years old, currently enrolled at UNT working towards my degree in Digital/print media with a sports certification. Have a passion for basketball, and the Mavericks. Looking to bring Mavs fans a fresh, interesting perspective on the greatest game in the world.

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