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Report: Wolves close to signing J.J. Barea

The Minnesota Timberwolves are hunting for a point guard to back up Ricky Rubio. On the radar: J.J. Barea, who is coming off a championship season with the Dallas Mavericks.
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The Minnesota Timberwolves are hunting for a point guard to back up Ricky Rubio. On the radar: J.J. Barea, who is coming off a championship season with the Dallas Mavericks.

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After days of speculation, the Minnesota Timberwolves have officially signed JJ Barea. The combo guard has spent five seasons in the NBA, winning a title with Dallas last season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Wolves' president of basketball operations David Kahn says Barea's experience and leadership capabilities will help "immensely."

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J.J. Barea is out for Friday night's home game against the Miami Heat. The T-Wolves guard has a strained left hamstring that's still too tight to go full speed on. Barea says he'll definitely be back on the court Sunday when the Wolves host his former team -- the Dallas Mavericks.

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The Timberwolves will be extra shorthanded this weekend in games in New Orleans and Atlanta. Forward Michael Beasley has a sprained right foot and guard J.J. Barea has a sprained left ankle ... both will miss the road trip. The Star Tribune says those injuries could cause them miss several more games.

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