IPRB has confirmed through a reliable source that the Mavs and Bobcats are talking and that one of the possible scenarios would send JJ Barea to the Bobcats. With the recent injury to Mavericks SG, Caron Butler, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is supposedly looking into making a big trade before the NBA trade deadline in February. Why this makes sense is the fact that the Bobcats are looking to rid themselves of Stephen Jackson's, possible trade Gerald Wallace contract and start fresh with a core group of young players they can build around.
Another scenario involves the Mavs, Knicks and Bobcats sends both Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace to the Mavs with PG Jason Terry and Boris Diaw going to the Knicks. the Bobcats would get JJ Barea, Brian Cardinal, Ian Mahinmi, Deshawn Stephenson and Eddie Curry.