J.J. Barea, an unrestricted free agent coming off a breakout season, has made it crystal clear that he hopes to stay in Dallas.
His agent wholeheartedly agrees.
"Of course he’d like to stay in Dallas," agent Dan Fegan said in an interview with hoopshype.com. "It was a magical season, he has an outstanding relationship with the organization and we’re gonna work hard to see that he has that opportunity."
While Barea might get offered more minutes and more money elsewhere, it's becoming increasingly difficult to envision a scenario in which he doesn't remain a member of the Mavericks.
The interest is obviously mutual. As Donnie Nelson often says, these types of situations tend to work themselves out.
That's especially true when the agent has a history of working well with the franchise is determined to make a deal.