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J.J. Barea | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: Northeastern
Contract: view contract details

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J.J. Barea is expected to serve as the primary backup point guard.
"I’m doing great and feel great," Barea said. "Just enjoying this training camp. You know, I came (into training camp) in good shape, because I was playing a lot." Considering the recent health history of Deron Williams and the litany of injury questions currently worth asking in Dallas, Barea could be in for a larger than expected role as the season progresses. Oct 5 - 11:54 AM

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J.J. Barea is expected to play more point guard this year.

About 75 percent of his minutes last year came at the point, so it's likely he'll be near 90-95 percent. The Mavs have some major issues at the one, but it's still not worth drafting Barea in most leagues.
Oct 3 - 4:35 PM

J.J. Barea struggled to get it going from the field during Sunday's loss to Mexico, scoring 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with 10 assists, two rebounds, two steals and two over 34 minutes.

Deron Williams is the starting point guard in Dallas, so it'll be tough for Barea to gain much traction in fantasy leagues fighting for reserve minutes with Devin Harris. If Williams goes down at any point, Barea will pop up on the radar in deep leagues, but he's not going to be worth drafting in almost any format.
Sep 6 - 11:53 PM

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said he's still figuring out the backcourt roles of J.J. Barea and Devin Harris.

With Deron Williams in town, Carlisle will have the challenge of divvying up minutes between Barea and Harris. "Trying to keep it balanced out with him and Harris is a bit challenging," Carlisle said. "But both of them playing together has been good. And we can’t play them both 48 minutes." Barea and Harris would see an increase in fantasy value if Williams goes down with an injury, but neither should be targeted in standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 18 - 1:19 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have officially re-signed J.J. Barea.

The announcement was more of a formality as terms were agreed upon a week ago, but Barea will now officially return to the Mavericks on a four-year, $16 million deal. He'll have some value in deeper fantasy leagues, but is better off left undrafted in standard fantasy leagues as his fantasy value is limited as long as Deron Williams is healthy.
Jul 16 - 11:25 AM

J.J. Barea will stay with the Mavs on a two-year, $5.6 million deal.

The Heat were really after him, but the acquisition of DeAndre Jordan and Wes Matthews may have helped Barea's case. The Mavs are expected to land Jeremy Lin, which means these two will likely share the minutes at point guard. Neither has been able to show consistency, so they may cancel each other out.
Jul 6 - 5:07 PM

The re-signing of J.J. Barea is "close" to a sure thing for the Mavericks.

Dallas is likely to sign Barea with its $2.8 million room exception, meaning any deal for Jeremy Lin becomes increasingly more complicated. After returning to the Mavericks last season, the pint-sized point guard is unlikely to leave again. Considering Dallas' depth at point guard, Barea could be a sneaky fantasy option for next season.
Jul 6 - 9:23 AM

J.J. Barea is working on a deal with the Mavs.

This isn't a surprise now that the Mavericks have their center in place. Barea actually turned it on against the Rockets in the playoffs, averaging 11.8 points, 4.8 boards, 7.4 assists and 0.8 treys. His numbers won't be that good next year, but he'll be on the radar in standard leagues, especially if the Mavs can't add anyone else.
Jul 3 - 4:46 PM

The Mavs are reportedly optimistic that they'll be able to re-sign J.J. Barea as an unrestricted free agent.

Barea is said to be deciding between the Mavericks and the Heat, but he's unlikely to be much more than a backup wherever he winds up. He averaged 7.5 points and 3.4 assists per game during the 2014-15 season, so he won't be worth owning in standard fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 2 - 6:29 PM

J.J. Barea is choosing between the Mavericks and Heat, according to David Aldridge of

Barea is reportedly looking for a three-year deal and will be choosing between returning to the Mavs or taking his talents to South Beach unless a mystery team joins the mix. Barea will serve as a quality backup point guard wherever he signs after averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 assists in just 17.7 minutes per game in 2014-15, but the 31-year-old isn't worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 11:46 AM

J.J. Barea is leaning towards signing with the Heat.

The Heat are expected to try and deal Mario Chalmers, so the move makes sense. They never really were able to get consistent production at the point in the past few years and maybe Barea will help. He still wouldn't be worth drafting in standard leagues until more moves happen.
Jul 1 - 9:48 PM

J.J. Barea is getting interest from the Heat, Bulls, Lakers and Mavs.

He's looking for a multiple-year deal for around $3 million per season. Barea isn't going to be a high priority for teams even though he played a surprising 30.8 minutes per game in the 2015 postseason, averaging 11.8 points, 4.8 boards, 7.4 assists and 0.8 treys.
Jun 29 - 5:22 PM

J.J. Barea is hoping to sign with the Mavs on a multi-year deal that pays $3 million annually, a source told ESPN Dallas.

Barea said it would be easier for the Mavs to keep him this time, and that translates to the fact that Dallas won't have to overpay him to keep him now that his free-agent stock is significantly lower. It would be a surprise if Barea got more than a two-year offer from any team, including Dallas, so he may have to be a little more realistic about his contract desires.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 4 - 1:18 PM

J.J. Barea is hoping that he will be a member of the Dallas Mavericks next season.

"I want to," Barea said when asked if he wanted to return to Dallas. "I want to and hopefully this time we make it work. I had a lot of fun this year. I enjoyed being back. It feels like home for me here in Dallas so hopefully I can come back and finish my career here for the next couple years." Barea wasn't a big part of the rotation this season and averaged just 17.7 minutes per game, so he won't be a target in fantasy leagues regardless of where he lands in free agency.
May 3 - 1:05 PM

J.J. Barea started again on Tuesday and had six points, six rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 37 minutes, shooting just 3-of-12 from the field as the Mavs were eliminated by the Rockets.

Barea came into Game 5 with the third-best +/- rating in the playoffs -- at an impressive +12.5 per game, he was tied with Stephen Curry and trailed only Draymond Green (+19.3). He was a catalyst for the Mavs' postseason scoring with an offensive rating of 121.4, but he'll only be an asset in the deepest fantasy leagues no matter where he signs as a free agent.
Apr 28 - 11:16 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Wesley Matthews
2J.J. Barea
3John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Charlie Villanueva
3Jeremy Evans
4Dwight Powell
5Maurice Ndour
6Brandon Ashley
C1Zaza Pachulia
2Samuel Dalembert
3JaVale McGee
4Salah Mejri
5Satnam Singh
6Jarrid Famous