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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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Mavs F Chandler Parsons advances to next round of USA Men’s National Team Training

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Following the completion of its July 28-Aug. 1 training camp in Las Vegas, USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo today announced that 16 players have been selected finalists for the 2014 USA Basketball Men’s World Cup Team roster. The USA National Team is scheduled to resume its 2014 preparations for the FIBA Basketball World Cup on Aug. 14 in Chicago.

The finalists include three Olympic gold medalists from 2012 – Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) and James Harden (Houston Rockets); three 2010 World Championship gold medalists – Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors); Durant and Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); and the addition of Mason Plumlee (Brooklyn Nets) to the 2014-16 USA National Team roster and to the list of finalists participating in Chicago. Plumlee began the Las Vegas training camp as a member of the 2014 USA Select Team.

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