David Aldridge reports
A source close to free agent J.J. Barea tells TNT’s David Aldridge that the 27-year-old is finalizing details on a four-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, which would further add to that team’s seemingly inexhaustable supply of guards.
Marc Stein tweets that the contract is worth $19 million over four years.
I don’t like the signing because Minnesota already have Ricky Rubio and Luke Ridnour in place. Investing that much, and more importantly the duration of the contract, is unnecessary and wasteful. It only limits their options going forward.
I think that Rubio and Ridnour are both better players going forward so Barea’s role should be limited here. An unfortunate waste of a good backup PG.