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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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Report: Wolves close to signing JJ Barea

The Associated Press reports JJ Barea could sign with the Timberwolves as early as Tuesday morning. Barea, a point guard, helped the Mavericks win the NBA title last season. Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle says Barea will "be a terrific player for the Timberwolves."

Wolves officially sign JJ Barea

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."

Barea out for Friday's tilt

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.

Rubio, Barea to miss tune-up against Bucks

The Timberwolves say point guards Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea wont' play in tonight's exhibition game in Milwaukee against the Bucks. Coach Rick Adelman tells the Pioneer Press Rubio has a sprained ankle and Barea has a thigh bruise.

Injured Wolves Barea, Beasley to miss road trip

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.

Barea questionable with foot sprain

The last thing the Wolves need right now is another injury. But that's what they have with point guard J.J. Barea, who missed practice Thursday with a mid-foot sprain. He's listed as "day-to-day" and will be re-evaluated before Friday's game at Indiana.