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J.J. Barea | Guard | #5

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: Northeastern
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Coach Rick Carlisle said J.J. Barea (calf) could return "in a couple weeks."
He's still not even close and is likely out until early January. With Seth Curry (knee) also out, the Mavs will have to count on Jonathan Gibson and hope that Deron Williams can actually stay healthy. Dec 3 - 7:03 PM

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J.J. Barea (calf) is hoping to beat his projected timetable to return.

Barea is projected to be out for up to two months with a tear in his left calf, but is hoping he will be able to beat the projection. Barea is hoping to return close to six weeks, but isn't worth holding in standard leagues. Seth Curry and Jonathan Gibson will continue to see big minutes while Barea is out.
Source: ESPN
Nov 24 - 9:48 AM

J.J. Barea will miss the next six weeks due to a tear in a muscle connecting his left calf to his Achilles tendon.

Barea said he will need to rest for a month and will require a walking boot for the next few weeks. "The timing of the injury is horrible because I was playing the best basketball of my career, taking advantage of every minute," said Barea. The Mavs will now have to lean heavily on Seth Curry and could use Jonathan Gibson until Deron Williams (calf) can return. Barea can be dropped in most formats.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Nov 17 - 8:02 PM

Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said J.J. Barea (strained left calf) will likely be out for a while.

While Barea originally thought he had a more serious Achilles injury, his head coach said the news is (relatively) good. "He has a strained calf," Carlisle said. "He'll be out for a while. It could have been more serious. We were lucky." We'll keep an eye on news surrounding Barea's timetable, but Seth Curry immediately becomes a strong pickup.
Nov 17 - 8:51 AM

J.J. Barea (strained left calf) said that prior to going down on Wednesday he had been "having problems with [his] Achilles lately."

Barea went down on a non-contact play and he'll almost certainly have an MRI in the next few days. "Hopefully I don't need surgery or anything, just got to wait," he said. "Never felt that feeling before, so hopefully it's not that bad. Feels like you got shot or you're trying to run and get shot in the leg." He's been on a hot streak lately with Deron Williams (calf) ailing, but this sounds like it could be a long-term absence. Owners should hang tight for updates in the coming days. Until then, Seth Curry is a terrific speculative pickup.
Nov 16 - 11:17 PM

J.J. Barea suffered a left calf strain and was helped off the court on Wednesday.

It did not look good. Barea was in a lot of pain and he will likely need an MRI. He could not put any weight on his left leg and is likely looking at some time off. If he is out, Seth Curry will be playing a ton while Justin Anderson should also get a few extra minutes.
Nov 16 - 9:27 PM

J.J. Barea will return to the bench vs. Boston on Wednesday.

Deron Williams (calf) has been cleared to play after an extended absence, so this is the natural consequence. Barea can still put up numbers off the bench, but his minutes will obviously take a hit.
Nov 16 - 7:21 PM

J.J. Barea returned from a one-game rest absence and hit 8-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, one rebound and four assists in 33 minutes of Monday's 93-77 loss to the Knicks.

JJB stayed hot and is averaging nearly 20 points, 3.5 rebounds, six assists and 2.5 3-pointers over his last four games. He's a must-start player until further notice.
Nov 14 - 10:03 PM

J.J. Barea, Wesley Matthews, Dorian Finney Smith, Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut are starting vs. the Knicks on Monday.

Barea, Matthews and Bogut were all rested in the previous outing, but they should see their normal workload tonight. Barea is a must-start option in all formats, at least until Deron Williams (calf) returns. Seth Curry is worth owning as well.
Nov 14 - 7:38 PM

The Mavs will rest J.J. Barea, Wes Matthews and Andrew Bogut against the Warriors on Wednesday.

Well, coach Rick Carlisle is going to be extremely cognizant of minutes, apparently. It could be the Seth Curry show tonight.
Nov 9 - 10:09 PM

Rick Carlisle said he will be cognizant of the minutes for Andrew Bogut, J.J. Barea and others against the Warriors on Wednesday.

We may be getting more Dwight Powell and Seth Curry than we bargained for tonight.
Nov 9 - 9:18 PM

J.J. Barea hit 7-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points, seven rebounds and eight assists in 34 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Lakers.

JJB is feeling it with Deron Williams out with a groin injury and may have taken a handle on the starting point guard job going forward with tonight's performance. He's averaging 17.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.6 3-pointers on 42 percent shooting over his last five games. And if you throw out last Wednesday's 3-of-9 shooting dud, those numbers are a lot higher. He should be owned in all leagues until further notice.
Nov 9 - 1:11 AM

J.J. Barea started on Sunday in place of Deron Williams (groin), dropping 21 points, two 3-pointers, six rebounds, five assists, one steal and four turnovers in 46 minutes.

Barea has been a rare bright spot in the Mavs' lousy start, and his efforts tonight helped Dallas earn their first win in five games this season. He's frequently a sneaky DFS play, and is worth consideration as a streaming option if Williams misses more games.
Nov 6 - 10:31 PM

J.J. Barea scored 23 points in a start for Andrew Bogut (rest) on Friday against the Blazers, adding six assist and five 3-pointers in 30 minutes.

He's coach Rick Carlisle's guy, but he sure can look bad on defense at times. By the way, playing into coach Terry Stotts' hands probably wasnt' the best idea for Carlisle. With Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles) out and Harrison Barnes comfortable at the four, expect Barea to get a nice bump. He's worth a short-term look.
Nov 5 - 1:18 AM

J.J. Barea will start in place of Dirk Nowitzki against the Blazers on Friday.

The Mavs will go small with Harrison Barnes at the four, which has been a successful spot for Harry B. Barea should be looking at minutes close to 30 while Seth Curry, Justin Anderson and Dwight Powell also benefit here.
Nov 4 - 8:23 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Devin Harris
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Seth Curry
3Jonathan Gibson
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Justin Anderson
3Nicolas Brussino
4Dorian Finney-Smith
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
C1Andrew Bogut
2Salah Mejri
3A.J. Hammons