Backup point guard J.J. Barea was next to make an appearance on #NBARank. With a 4.97, Barea came in at #134.
I will admit I'm not the biggest J.J. fan, however he is valuable to the Wolves. He's a more than capable backup point guard, but sometimes he plays with a bit too much of a 'me first' attitude and tries to be 'the Man'. That'd be all well and fine if he was a top 20 player in this League...but he's not.
Nonetheless there may not be a better player under 6' in the NBA, today AND I can say without a shadow of a doubt that J.J. Barea is the NBA's best flopper...or is it the NBA's worst flopper...you know what I mean!
He was an integral part of the Mavericks championship run two years ago and he definitely tried to bring some of that leadership over to the Timberwolves. With Minnesota's new and improved roster, J.J. should still not have any trouble finding PT.
There is an outside chance the Timberwolves will look to move him, however. Barea, along with Luke Ridnour have been mentioned in a number of trade rumors, that would allow the TWolves to free up cap space and sign someone like Anthony Tolliver, Mehmet Okur or Hassan Whiteside.
Though, I'm not a big J.J. fan, I hope they don't ship him off, just so they can resign Tolliver (and I REALLY like Tolliver--it's just that J.J. is a better player).
That's all for now, still five players to go, stay tuned! Thanks for reading HOWL and GO WOLVES!