The Dallas Mavericks and J.J. He reportedly will get a one-year contract for the veteran minimum of $1.5 million after making the roster on a non-guaranteed deal out of training camp last season.
The deal includes a player option for a third year, Puerto Rican newspaper El Nueva Dia reported Monday.
New York went 7-0 with Lin as a starter or playing major minutes in a game and the Knicks battled back to a. 500 record for that point in the season, every victory adding to the phenomenon dubbed “Linsanity”. During the playoffs, he was called upon to start the final two games of the Mavericks’ first round loss to the Houston Rockets after the team parted ways with Rajon Rondo.
The Mavericks brought back Barea early last season when Minnesota bought out the remainder of the four-year deal he signed after playing a key role in the Mavericks’ run to the National Basteball Association championship in 2011.
One position they still need to address is point guard. Barea will have to be the team’s last signing because of the nature of the exception – the team can offer it even if it has reached the salary cap.
The Texas-based team is exploring a sign-and-trade deal to acquire the Harvard standout from the Los Angeles Lakers, sources confirmed to Yahoo! Although the Heat were rumored to have interest in him early in free agency, Barea likely waited to see how the Mavericks’ free agency played out and was interested in returning once the Mavericks landed Jordan. When he doesn’t have the ball in his hands, he can stretch the floor by spotting up from the outside. Barea to fill it.