J.J. Barea is putting up LeBron-type numbers for Puerto Rico
Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has enjoyed a nice NBA career. He's won a title with the Mavs, he's had success in a spark-plug role over the years, and he's remained a solid contributor as he's gotten older.
His NBA career pales in comparison to what he does on the international level, though. Barea has once again been incredible for his home country of Puerto Rico, dominating in every sense of the word.
Here's Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com with more:
"Capturing a 98-92 win Monday in Mexico City over the Dominican Republic, the Puerto Rican team secured its first win of the second phase of the tournament. Barea willingly led the way, tallying 37 points, seven rebounds and nine assists while pushing his teammates to a tightly-contested win.
Barea re-signed with the Mavericks this summer on a reported four-year deal worth $16 million after averaging 7.5 points, 1.7 rebounds and 3.4 assists in his 77 appearances last season. He’s expected to once again emerge as one of the Mavs’ key contributors in the backcourt this upcoming season. However, it’s clear that the undersized lead guard’s sole focus currently is on leading his home country to a possible spot in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil."