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NBA Free Agency: J.J. Barea Being Pursued By Knicks, Timberwolves

J.J. Barea has spent his entire five-year career with the Dallas Mavericks and is now an unrestricted free agent. Barea was expecting to cash in with the Mavericks after his performance last year, but the Mavericks offered Barea a contract and it was a one-year deal. That offer was upsetting to Barea since he getting better offers from other teams:

"That is just crazy for me," said Barea, who has discussed three- and four-year offers with other teams. "Just disappointed and just looking at other teams now seriously."

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"I wasn't expecting it to be like this after everything we did, after my five years here, after what we did last year," Barea said. "Now you've just got to go with it and things happen."

According to NBA.com's David Aldridge, the New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves are going after Barea. The Knicks have offered a two-year deal after they made some roster adjustments to free up salary cap space to be able to sign Barea.

The Timberwolves are interested but they have yet to make an offer to Barea.

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