The Mavericks are going to pick up the option on the contract of guard J.J. Barea for the 2010-11 season.

"We are definitely bringing J.J. back, and we are already in talks with Dirk about his deal," Dallas owner Mark Cuban told the Dallas Morning News.

Barea's salary will be $1.8 million. The Mavericks signed him to a three-year deal before the 2008-09 season.