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J.J. Barea | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183
College: Northeastern
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J.J. Barea (ankle) will not be able to play vs. the Pacers on Sunday.
The Mavericks desperately could have used Barea tonight with Monta Ellis (calf) out of commission, but instead they will have to lean on Rajon Rondo, Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Raymond Felton. This will be Barea's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, and considering he is still experiencing soreness in his ankle, the Mavericks won't be in a hurry to rush him back. Mar 29 - 11:54 AM

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J.J. Barea (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

He has been sidelined for the past three games, but he has already said that he is hopeful to return on Sunday. Barea's presence off the bench would be crucial if Monta Ellis (calf) sits this one out, but he is still only worth a look in deeper leagues. If Barea can't go, expect Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris to log heavy minutes vs. the Pacers.

J.J. Barea (ankle) said he is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

We'll be considering Barea questionable for that one, and it'll be Devin Harris as the primary beneficiary for however long Barea is out. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers through the month of March, so he can be viewed as a low-end option in deep leagues.
Mar 27 - 1:00 PM

J.J. Barea (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

With Barea unavailable, Devin Harris will have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, 1.1 three-pointers and 0.8 steals per game through the month of March, so his value is limited to deep leagues.
Mar 26 - 3:41 PM

J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

"He’s out tonight for sure," Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said. "And my understanding is it’s more of a day-to-day thing. Not serious. But he turned it over the other day in practice. He’s not ready to go yet." Devin Harris is in line to see a minutes boost against the Spurs, but he isn't a lock to play as he recovers from an illness, so we may get a look at Raymond Felton if Harris experiences a setback before tip-off.
Mar 24 - 12:26 PM

J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play against the Spurs on Tuesday.

He's expected to miss multiple games due to his ankle sprain from Saturday's practice. Barea going down would have given more minutes to Devin Harris (illness), but he is also not 100 percent due to an illness. Raymond Felton could get some run as a backup for the Mavs.
Mar 23 - 2:54 PM

Head coach Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea's ankle injury isn't too serious, but he said there is no timetable for his return.

Barea sprained his ankle at practice Saturday and isn't even traveling with the team, so we will go ahead and consider him doubtful for Tuesday's game vs. the Spurs. We will track Barea's status closely, but it's safe to drop him in most leagues. Devin Harris will get some more ball-handling responsibilities off the bench following this news and is worth a look in deeper leagues.
Mar 22 - 7:47 PM

J.J. Barea sprained his left ankle at practice on Saturday and will not play against the Suns on Sunday.

He didn't even travel, so he could miss Tuesday at home against the Spurs. With Barea out, Devin Harris should play more and Monta Ellis should get a little more ball-handling chances. Barea is not worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 21 - 3:29 PM

J.J. Barea (illness) will play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.

He does have a fever, but Barea was able to go through shootaround and he will likely resume his normal role off the Dallas bench. That being said, he is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of points and assists.
Mar 18 - 12:05 PM

J.J. Barea (illness) did not participate in Tuesday's practice.

We'll be considering Barea questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic, and if he's unable to go, Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo would be forced into heavy minutes with Devin Harris (illness) also looking unlikely. Raymond Felton would have the opportunity to see some increased minutes off the bench, but he's not going to do enough on the stat sheet to matter in any league as a reserve for the Mavericks. Stay tuned.

J.J. Barea (thumb) will play against the Warriors on Friday and Devin Harris (hand) will not.

The Mavs really need Barea tonight or else they would have had to turn to Raymond Felton. Barea should get minutes in the 20s tonight and is worth a look as a deep-league stream play.
Mar 6 - 9:09 PM

J.J. Barea (left thumb sprain) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Warriors.

With both Barea and Devin Harris (hand) questionable for Friday, Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis could be forced into heavy minutes, with Raymond Felton serving as the only backup at the point guard position. We'll continue to monitor this situation closely, but if both Barea and Harris are unavailable, Ellis would be worth a plug-and-play option in daily leagues.

J.J. Barea is starting alongside Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki for Saturdy's game vs. the Nets.

The Mavericks are going small in order to match up better with the Nets, as they are currently starting Joe Johnson at power forward. It's going to be interesting to see how the Mavericks play with three ball-dominant guards on the court at the same time, but it's not likely to happen too often. Barea is capable of contributing a decent amount of points, assists and 3-pointers, but his value is still limited to deeper leagues for now. Bernard James started in place of Tyson Chandler (hip) on Wednesday against the Hawks and scored seven points with 11 rebounds and two blocks, but he will return to a bench role for tonight's contest.
Feb 28 - 8:26 PM

J.J. Barea started at point guard due to Rajon Rondo's one-game suspension on Wednesday and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists.

Devin Harris played well on Tuesday, when Rondo was benched prior to being suspended, but the Mavs like him off the bench. Any time Rondo is out, JJB is the way to go. Harris had 10 points, three rebounds and two assists on 2-of-7 shooting in just 20 minutes off the bench.
Feb 25 - 10:53 PM

J.J. Barea came off the bench against the Thunder on Thursday with seven points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Rajon Rondo is back and will take most of the minutes at point guard. Barea will have to share the backup minutes with Devin Harris, so he's not going to be topping 20 minutes most night. Plus, adding Amare Stoudemire to the second unit suggests he'll have less shots going his way. Barea can be dropped almost everywhere.
Feb 19 - 10:56 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James