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2010-11 Stats: 9.5 points per game, 3.9 assists per game, 2.0 rebounds per game; 14.82 PER
Possible Destinations: Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea may have the most opportunities going into free agency. That is, if he doesn't choose to play overseas.
Barea will be the most coveted point guard on the market, and his performance in the playoffs is likely to earn him a hefty paycheck.
Ultimately, Dallas may be the best place for Barea to play, just because I don't think he's ready to be a full-time starter. Barea's energy off the bench was a huge asset to the Mavericks, and with Jason Kidd only getting older, Barea would surely be the future starter.
However, the "hefty paycheck" I mentioned could be more than enough to get Barea out of Dallas and onto a new team. Dallas already has two other free agents, Chandler and Butler, that they would want to sign long-term before Barea.
The best destinations for Barea, that aren't Dallas, include both Miami and Los Angeles. In Miami, Barea would likely take over starting duties, giving both Mike Bibby and Mario Chalmers more competition.
However, he probably wouldn't be getting paid as much as he might want.
In Los Angeles, Barea could technically either start or play off the bench. As long as Derek Fisher is with the Lakers, though, I really can't see anybody starting over him. Unless, of course, the Lakers were to acquire somebody like Russell Westbrook or Chris Paul.
Where will the spark plug end up? I'm really not sure.
Wherever he does end up, Barea is going to step in and be a huge contributor from day one, just like he has been in Dallas.