April 09, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves point guard J.J. Barea (11) drives in against Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) and center Andrew Bogut (12) during the second quarter at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves Want to Trade J.J. Barea to Dallas Mavericks

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to trade guard J.J. Barea (among others) since the NBA Draft but have yet to find any success. However, according to Darren Wolfson, the Wolves feel confident in their ability to trade Barea to the Dallas Mavericks, where J.J. played the first five seasons of his career.

Per Wolfson:

Source: #Twolves still feel like Dallas is a team they can do business w/, Re: Barea – can’t argue that Barea is as much a SG as he is a PG.

Despite the Mavericks signing Jose Calderon to a four year deal yesterday, Wolfson says the Wolves still believe the Mavericks are open to a reunion with Barea who has spent the past two seasons in Minnesota after leaving Dallas.

With only six players under contract (seven when they sign Calderon), the Dallas Mavericks certainly need some bodies and some guard depth, of which they have none. Barea has two years and nearly $9 million combined left on his salary, so it’s likely if any move is made it would be a straight salary dump.

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