Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea is set to become an unrestricted free agent and for the first time since 2011, it feels like he could sign with another team this offseason. Barea lost his backup point guard role to Jalen Brunson. Instead, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle used him as a change of pace option when the team needed a boost which limited him to 29 games this season.
Barea offered more than on-court production to the Mavericks. He was a leader in the locker room, sounding board for Luka Doncic, and one of the best teammates in the league.