Since J.J. Barea goes on his whirlwind glory-tour of hometown Puerto Rico, Dallas fans still reveling in the furry flame of their first NBA championship might have presently been shot back down to Earth. The well-liked Mavericks point guard created headlines Wednesday, alleging that he might consider signing with a Spanish League team if the approaching lockout turns into as bad as anticipated.
Barea said in joint video chat with Spanish networks El Nuevo Dia and Primera Hora, “I guess my plan B would be Spain. But I hope that does not happen.”
The rumor serves a stark reminder of the dowdy future before the NBA. Must the lockout seep out into the 2011-2012 NBA season, forthcoming free-agents like Barea would be left in a difficult situation.
The back-up point guard is definite to be one of the no. 1 main concerns of the offseason checklist of Mavericks proprietor Mark Cuban. The speed of Barea and rapidness to the basket functioned as a great off-the-bench blow all through the playoffs, cutting through protections and obliging interior subsides that flowing up Dallas’ active collection of shooters.
Barea is probably to get top dollar in the open market though following such a strong presentation. Must the lockout finish in a suitable way, and Dallas fails to resign him, the five-year veteran recognized that he would be eager to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Miami Heat. Barea as well alleged that the Sacramento Kings were interested in him.