JJ Barea joins Movistar Estudiantes from La Liga for the remainder of the season
Madrid – Puerto Rican Base José Juan “JJ” Barea This season he will play for Movistar Estudiantes of the Spanish Basketball League.
Estudiantes, the historic Madrid club that is 16th in the 19-team La Liga, announced the appointment of Barea, 36, who was recently released by the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, as he played a key role in the only championship ring. For the franchise in 2011.
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Barea played 11 of his 14 NBA seasons with Dallas, in two stages that also included a three-season NBA hiatus to defend the Minnesota Timberwolves jersey (2011-2014).
“It was such a great time here in Dallas. I’m not going to change anything,” said Barea when the franchise announced that it was releasing veteran and fan favorite in mid-December.
Barry, who came to the Mavericks as an unapproved rookie in 2006 (and started using his initials because then-Dallas coach Avery Johnson often spoiled his first name Jose Juan), his career average was 8.9 points and 3.9. He assists in every game in the NBA, and most of the time is spent as a spark plug from the bench.
Baria’s career in the NBA is remembered for his performance against the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. With Dallas trailing 2–1 in the series, coach Rick Carlisle made a surprising reshuffle by including Baria as a junior alongside to Jason Kidd In the back court. Barea averaged 13.3 points and 4.7 assists, helping the Mavs win the next three matches to clinch their first Franchise Championship.
Barea is ranked fifth in Mavericks history with 637 games, just behind him Dirk Nowitzki And three players from the 1980s (Brad Davis, Derek Harper And the Rolando Blackman) Whose numbers hang from the rafters of an American Airlines hub.
Barea is also a star in Puerto Rico, winning gold medals at the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2006 and 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games; A silver from the 2007 Pan American Games.
The player will arrive in Madrid this week to join Movistar Estudiantes training.
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