J.J. Barea Open to Playing For Lakers & The Top NBA News

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Jose Juan Barea of the Dallas Mavericks says he is open to playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. Barea prefers to re-sign with the Mavericks, but he is still keeping his options open with other teams.

Barea open to signing with Lakers: Los Angeles Times

The Latest on the Lakers

Ron Artest in expected to play basketball in Finland. [LakersNation]

The Latest on the NBA

The Oklahoma City Thunder picked up the team options on James Harden, Serge Ibaka and Eric Maynor. [Pro Basketball Talk]

The Golden State Warriors have bought the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League. [NBA.com]

The Houston Rockets picked up the team option on Goran Dragic. [ESPN.com NBA]

Charlotte Bobcats’ draft pick Bismack Biyombo faces contract problems with a Spanish basketball club. [Sports Illustrated]

Dirk Nowitzki returned to his home-town in Germany to celebrate his NBA title. [NBA.com]

Charles Barkley believes there needs to be a ‘miracle’ in order to avoid a league lockout. [Slam Magazine]

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