Report: Knicks Trying to Acquire JJ Barea?

According to Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated the Knicks are trying to find ways in which they can acquire guard JJ Barea. 

Knicks don't have the money to sign Barea outright but, according to a source, are working on different scenarios to land him

The 27 year-old Barea played a key role in the Dallas Mavericks title run last season, as a backup guard off the bench. The generously – and I mean generously – six foot, undersized guard quickly became a fan favorite during the playoffs because of the energy, grit and scoring he brought to the court each and every night. 

Barea's excellence in the playoffs even prompted Grantland writer Bill Barnwell to write a piece about Barea and his bench mantes. 

The mini combo guard averaged a career-high 9.5 points per game during the regular season, and averaged 8.9 points per game during the Mavericks' championship run. 

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