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Jose Barea

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Background


2011-12 SEASON: Finished his first season in Minnesota and sixth in the NBA by registering career highs in scoring (11.3 ppg), assists (5.7 apg), rebounds (2.8 rpg) and minutes played (25.2 mpg)… Shot 40.0% from the floor, 37.1% (53-for-143) from three-point range and 77.6% from the line… Saw action in 41 games, missing a total of 22 due to injury and drawing three DNP-CDs… Started the final 11 contests, his only starts of the year; he averaged 16.0 ppg (42.1%) and 9.3 apg in 36.1 mpg in those 11, while shooting 43.3% (26-for-60) from three-point distance and collecting five point/assist double-doubles (seven total)… Played all 48 minutes Apr. 22 vs. Golden State, the first complete game by a Timberwolves player since Dec. 21, 2007 (Sebastian Telfair vs. Indiana)… Tallied a season-high 28 points Apr. 17 vs. Memphis, one of five 20+ efforts on the season; his five treys in that game tied a career best… Dished a career-high 15 assists Apr. 11 at Denver, the Wolves' best since Troy Hudson dealt 15 vs. Cleveland on Feb. 28, 2003… Notched his first career triple-double Mar. 23 at Oklahoma City (25 pts, 10 reb, 14 ast); he's the eighth player in club history to post a triple-double (first since 2007) and the first to accomplish that feat in a reserve role… Led Minnesota with 18 points and 11 assists Mar. 21 at San Antonio; he was credited with 10+ assists in five of his final seven road outings, averaging 11.1 apg in that stretch… Handed out his 1000th career assist Mar. 7 vs. Portland, and went over the 2500-point mark Mar. 21 at San Antonio… Led the Wolves with 22 points (going 5-for-6 from beyond the arc) in the Feb. 22 win over Utah, one of seven times he was Minnesota's top scorer.

2010-11: Averaged a career-high 9.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, career-high 3.9 assists and career-high 20.5 minutes in 81 games (2 starts), while shooting 43.9% (285-649 FGs) from the field, 34.9% (66-189 3FG) from 3-point range and 84.7% (133-157 FTs) from the line… Had three double-doubles and five games with 20+ points… Recorded four games with 10+ assists… Tallied 10 points (5-10 FG), 5 rebounds, and 7 assists in 23 minutes at Memphis (11/10/10)… Had a game-high 19 points (7-14 FG, 1-4 3FG, 4-4 FT) in 22 minutes vs. Philadelphia (11/12/10)… Dished out a career-high 13 assists in 27 minutes vs. New Jersey (12/9/10)… Had his career-high 29 points (11-21 FG, 1-4 3FG, 6-6 FT) in 36 minutes at MIL (1/1/11)… Recorded 25 points (9-12 FGs, 3-4 3FGs, 4-4 FTs), including 18 first-half points, in 33 minutes vs. the Clippers (1/25/11)… Notched 20 points (8-12 FG, 2-4 3FG), including 15 fourth-quarter points, in 22 minutes at Sacramento (2/9/11)…Tallied 15 points and 6 assists vs. Phoenix (4/10/11)… It was his seventh straight game with 10+ points, marking his longest double figure scoring streak of his career (3/30-4/10/11).

CAREER NOTES

Signed as a free agent by Minnesota on Dec. 14, 2011... Signed as a free agent by Dallas on Aug. 11, 2006 and re-signed with the Mavs on July 9, 2008... 2009-10: Averaged 7.6 points, 1.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 19.8 minutes in 78 games (18 starts) while shooting 44.0% (232-527 FG) from the floor, 35.7% (56-157 3FGs) from 3-point range and career-high 84.4% (76-90 FT) from the line… As a starter, averaged 11.1 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 25.7 minutes… Recorded 25 games with 10+ points, six games with 15+ points, and three games with 20+ points… Had a career-high 12 assists vs. Toronto (11/7/09) -- the most assists off the bench by a Mavs reserve since Derek Harper had 13 vs. Philadelphia (2/19/87)… Scored a season-high 23 points (10-13 FGs),...(8-15 FG, 3-5 3FG vs. Houston (12/18/09)… 2008-09: Averaged career-highs in many statistical categories including points (7.8), rebounds (2.2), assists (3.4), minutes (20.3), games (79) and starts (15)… Shot 44.2% (246-557 FG) from the field (career-high), 35.7% (55-154 3FG) from 3-point range and 75.3% (70-93 FT) from the line… Recorded 20 10-point games and six 20-point games… Had 15 points (7-11 FG), including game-winning 3-pointer with 50.2 seconds to go vs. the Clippers (12/2/08)… In his first start of season, tallied 18 points (6-14 FG) in 31 minutes vs. Phoenix (12/4/08)… Recorded 21 points and 5 assists in a career-high 40 minutes vs. San Antonio (12/9/08)… Tallied 20 points, six assists, a career-high three steal, and one block in 37 minutes vs. Chicago (2/7/09)… Scored a then career-high 26 points at Houston (2/20/09)… 2007-08: In 44 games (9 starts), averaged 4.3 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 10.5 minutes… Shot 41.8% (71-170 FG) from the field, 38.9% (21-54 3FG) from 3-point range, and 80.0% (28-35 FTs) from the line… Shot a perfect 4-4 from 3-point range to score 25 points (9-11 FG, 4-4 3FG, 3-3 FT) in second career start vs. Sacramento (11/3/06)… Had 31 games on inactive list, including the final 18 of season. 2006-07: In 33 games (1 start), averaged 2.4 points and 5.8 minutes per game… Shot 35.9% (28-78 FG) from the field, 28.6% (5-21 3FG) from 3-point range and 66.7% (16- 24 FT) from the free throw line… Scored 13 of 16 points in the fourth quarter vs. Utah (4/13/07)… Recorded his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds (5 offensive) in 31 minutes at Golden State (4/17/07)... Assigned to the D-League’s Ft.Worth Flyers (1/18-1/31/07)… In 8 games (6 starts) with the Flyers, averaged 27.3 points, 5.0 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 1.3 assists in 36.6 minutes per game… Shot 52.3% (79-151 FGs) from the field, 43.8% (21-48 3FGs) from 3-point range and 78.0% (39-50 FTs) from the line in Ft. Worth.

PLAYOFF NOTES

Has played in 40 career postseason games, including 14 starts, averaging 7.7 points and 3.0 assists... 2011: Appeared in 21 playoff games for the 2011World Champion Mavericks, averaging 8.9 points and 3.4 assists in 18.6 minutes... He tallied 22 points and eight assists in the Mavs' 2011 Western Conference Semifinals-clinching win over the Los Angeles Lakers. He started the final three games of the 2011 NBA Finals vs. Miami, scoring 17 points in Game 4 and 15 points (on 7-for-12 shooting) in the deciding Game 5... 2010: In six first round games vs. SA, averaged 5.8 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 17.5 minutes…playoff career-high 14 points (6-13 FGs, 2-4 3FGs), 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 32 minutes in Game 3 at SA (4/23/10)... 2009: In 10 games (4 starts), averaged 7.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 22.1 minutes… In five first round games (3 starts) vs. San Antonio, averaged 10.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 26.4 minutes… In first career postseason start, recorded 13 points (5-8 FGs, 1-2 3FGs, 2-2 FTs), 7 assists, 1 steal, 33 minutes in Game 3 vs. SA (4/23/09)…In five Western Conference Semifinal games (1 start) vs. Denver, averaged 5.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 17.8 minutes… 2008: In Game 4 vs. NO (4/27/08), appeared for five minutes and scored 8 points (3-4 FGs, 2-2 3FGs)... 2007: Appeared in two first round games vs. GS for a total of four minutes.

INTERNATIONAL NOTES

Represented Puerto Rico in five games at the 2010 FIBA World Championships (Istanbul, Turkey), averaging a team-high 16.4 points, 5.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds... Represented Puerto Rico in five games at the 2008 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (Athens, Greece), averaging 12.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists... Played for Puerto Rico (finished in third place) in the 2007 FIBA Americas Tournament, averaging 7.5 points, 1.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 8 games.

COLLEGE NOTES

Averaged 21.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 8.4 assists as a senior... CAA Preseason All-Conference First Team selection... CollegeInsider.com Preseason Mid-Major All-America selection... Named CAACo-Player of the Week (11/22)… Scored 22 points in season opener vs. Brown... Followed that with 28 points and 14 assists in comeback win over Central Connecticut… Converted 10-13 FGs, including 3-3 3FGs in 23- point effort against Lasell... Earned All-Tournament Team honors for a 45-point, 18-assist effort over 2 games in the California Golden Bear Classic...Moved into third on the NU all-time field goals list in that game, surpassing Mark Halsel (1980-84)... Scored 26 points with 10 assists in victory over Georgia State... Followed with his second-straight double-double, a season-high 32 points and 10 assists in 38 minutes at Old Dominion.
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Vitals

Height: 6'0''/ 1.83m
Weight: 178 lbs./ 80.7 kg
Born: June 26, 1984
From: Northeastern
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Minnesota Timberwolves 2011 - 2013
  Dallas Mavericks 2006 - 2011
Prior to NBA/Country: Northeastern/Puerto Rico

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