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Mavs welcome back guard JJ Barea

The Dallas Mavericks announced today that they have signed free agent guard Jose Juan Barea. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Barea (6-0, 185) spent the first five years of his professional career in Dallas and was a member of the the Mavericks 2011 NBA Championship team. He averaged 9.5 points, 3.9 assists and 20.6 minutes during the 2010-11 campaign while helping Dallas capture its first NBA title.

The former Maverick played 315 games in a Dallas jersey averaging 7.1 points and 2.9 assists. Barea also saw action in the NBA Playoffs each of his five seasons in Dallas, accruing averages of 7.7 points and 3.0 points in 40 postseason games (7 starts).

The eight-year veteran spent the past three seasons in Minnesota after signing with the Timberwolves as a free agent in the summer of 2011. He holds career averages of 8.3 points, 3.4 assists and 19.0 minutes in 509 career games (59 starts) while shooting .419 from the floor and .798 from the foul line.

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