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J.J. Barea | Guard | #5

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: Northeastern
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J.J. Barea (groin) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Portland
Barea was able to practice without any setbacks on Thursday, so he's clearly heading in the right direction. We should have another update on his status after the team shootaround on Saturday morning. Yogi Ferrell and Dennis Smith Jr. would see an uptick in minutes if Barea is unable to suit up. Jan 19 - 12:01 PM
Source: NBA.com

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J.J. Barea (groin) was able to practice without any setbacks on Thursday.

Coach Rick Carlisle wouldn't guarantee that Barea would play on Saturday vs. Portland, so he's still considered questionable. This is the only game left on the schedule for Dallas this week, so he can be left on the wire in most cases. If he misses another game, we'll see more of Yogi Ferrell, Devin Harris and Dennis Smith Jr.
Jan 18 - 1:25 PM

J.J. Barea (groin) is hopeful that he'll be able to get back to the court for Saturday's game in Portland.

Barea missed Tuesday's game due to the groin issue, but said he "should be okay," and he'll have had a full week off going into Saturday's game so maybe he'll be able to get back out there. If Barea is able to return to the court, Devin Harris' minutes will take a hit.
Jan 17 - 9:54 AM

J.J. Barea (groin) is listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Nuggets.

This is coming from the team's game notes, but his owners should go ahead and have a backup plan ready. Keep in mind that Dallas has just two games total this week. Dennis Smith Jr., Yogi Ferrell and Devin Harris will all get a bump with Barea expected to sit out.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 15 - 1:02 PM

J.J. Barea did not play during the second half on Saturday after aggravating a groin injury, finishing with five points, one 3-pointer, three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 19 minutes.

Rick Carlisle said he had "no idea" on the severity of Barea's injury after the game, so he's likely headed for an MRI. That said, groin injuries can be tricky, so it wouldn't be surprising at all to see this result in an extended absence for the 33-year-old veteran, and if he does need to miss time that would open up minutes for Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell. The Mavs take on the Nuggets on Tuesday, so we should get another update on Barea in the intervening days.
Jan 13 - 6:29 PM

J.J. Barea racked up 12 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench on Sunday, making 5-of-9 shots with a pair of 3-pointers.

Barea is balling lately with averages of 13.0 points, 8.6 dimes, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 triples over his past five games. That's added up to mid-round value for roto purposes, and he's worth a look if you need a cheap source of scoring, 3-pointers and especially assists.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:11:00 PM

J.J. Barea came off the bench to hit 9-of-18 shots and two 3-pointers for 20 points, three rebounds and four assists in 23 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Raptors.

The Mavs went on a 17-0 run starting in the third quarter, but then missed 12 straight shots to keep the Raptors in the game. Barea stepped up with a 12-foot jumper to stop the bleeding and then got to the rack for a nice layup to put the game on ice. Barea has been the most reliable guard in Dallas, averaging 12.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over his last five games.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 09:51:00 PM

J.J. Barea handed out a season-high 12 assists in 29 minutes of Saturday, with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting, two 3-pointers, two rebounds and three steals.

Barea flies under the radar but he's a solid specialist if you need assists, which aren't easy to find on the waiver wire. The veteran is dishing 5.6 dimes per game this season, which is more than Jrue Holiday, Reggie Jackson, Kyrie Irving, Ricky Rubio or Goran Dragic. Just don't expect him to give you well-rounded production.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 10:36:00 PM

J.J. Barea finished with eight points, eight assists and three rebounds across 26 minutes off the bench Friday at Miami.

Barea hit 3-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-3 from long distance, and he did not turn it over while finishing with a team-best plus-7 rating. He continues to see a decent amount of playing time with Seth Curry (leg) out and Dennis Smith Jr. (hip) playing with some restrictions due to his hip ailment.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 11:00:00 PM

J.J. Barea came off the bench and hit 6-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, two rebounds and six assists in 26 minutes of Thursday's 112-97 loss to the Warriors.

JJB has scored either 14 or 16 points in three straight games and is still the best bet for success while Seth Curry (leg) and Dennis Smith Jr. (hip) are out. He's averaging 12.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games on 48 percent shooting.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:56:00 AM

J.J. Barea hit 6-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, six rebounds and six assists in Tuesday's win over the Spurs.

He was instrumental in the win, scoring 14 of his 16 in the second half, and played very well. He just keeps chugging along, especially with Dennis Smith Jr. out until at least Monday, averaging 16 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last two games. He should continue to flourish, along with Yogi Ferrell, until Smith is back from his hip injury.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:45:00 PM

J.J. Barea led the Mavs' bench on Sunday with 16 points, four assists and a pair of 3-pointers, hitting 5-of-9 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs in 22 minutes.

Barea has been playing minutes in the mid-20s all season, so he didn't really benefit with Dennis Smith Jr. (hip) out again tonight. Dallas won't risk wearing out their 33-year-old sparkplug, no matter who's available, which severely caps his fantasy upside.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 10:11:00 PM

J.J. Barea hit 2-of-8 shots for eight points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

Dennis Smith Jr. (hip) sat this one out and is expected to miss Sunday's game vs. the Wolves as well, so Barea will be on the radar as a streaming option or a punt play in DFS. He's not a great long-term pickup though, as the return of Seth Curry (leg) will likely hurt him.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 12:49:00 AM

J.J. Barea scored 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He continues to see minutes in the low 20s and he's been pretty solid over his last five, averaging 12.0 points, 2.8 boards, 8.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He's a decent player to trot out there in 14-team leagues, but the low upside hurts his allure as an add in standards. It's possible Seth Curry (leg) hurts his playing time later this month.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 04:54:00 PM

J.J. Barea came off the bench to hit 7-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 22 minutes of Monday's loss to the Spurs.

JJB had a four-point dud on Saturday but has been playing well, averaging 13.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games. He's worth a look if you need a guard who can dish and hit 3-pointers. That is, until Seth Curry (leg) is finally ready to play for the Mavs.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 11:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2Yogi Ferrell
3J.J. Barea
4Kyle Collinsworth
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Jalen Jones
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Maxi Kleber
4Josh McRoberts
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Salah Mejri
3Nerlens Noel