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J.J. Barea | Guard | #5

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: Northeastern
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J.J. Barea started for injured Deron Williams (hip) and played 35 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers.
We were hoping for more, but the 3-pointers helped salvage a decent line for the new starter. Williams is iffy for Friday's game and if he's out, look for Barea to get another start, as well as put up slightly better numbers. Raymond Felton played 30 minutes off the bench and had 11 points and four assists on 4-of-12 shooting. Feb 4 - 12:10 AM

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J.J. Barea scored 15 points with four assists and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

He could be looking at some extended run with Deron Williams (hip) getting hurt tonight and coach Rick Carlisle saying he's concerned. Hip contusions are usually day-to-day things, so give Barea a look as Deron insurance or as a short-term pickup. He has some stand-alone value too.
Feb 1 - 11:09 PM

J.J. Barea was excellent off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, scoring 18 points with four boards, four assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

He finished 8-of-17 from the field and turned the ball over just once, but he did miss all five of his 3-pointers. Barea saw an uptick in minutes because Devin Harris sat out with a toe injury, so he is back on the radar in deeper leagues because Harris could miss some more time.
Jan 27 - 1:25 AM

J.J. Barea made a start at point guard with the entire usual five starters resting during a 108-89 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday, scoring 18 points with three rebounds, six assists and three 3-pointers.

He got into an altercation with Russell Westbrook, which led to a Westy ejection. Deron Williams will be ready to go on Friday, so Barea will move back to the bench. He's still a decent option in deeper leagues as a backup point guard. Barea is not likely going to be suspended.
Jan 14 - 12:21 AM

J.J. Barea will start Wednesday vs. the Thunder, with Deron Williams (rest) getting the night off.

Barea has been fantastic as a starter this season, owning averages of 16.6 points, 5.4 assists and 3.0 three-pointers per game on 52.4 percent shooting, so he's definitely someone to consider as a punt play in DFS with Dallas resting the majority of their regular starters tonight. Raymond Felton, Jeremy Evans, Charlie Villanueva and either JaVale McGee or Zaza Pachulia will join Barea in the starting five for tonight's matchup in OKC.

J.J. Barea will start on Wednesday against the Pelicans.

This was the most obvious starter for the night and he should be really busy for this one. Barea is a decent 14-team guy right now and is a nice DFS play.
Jan 6 - 7:58 PM

J.J. Barea returned to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the Kings, scoring seven points on 3-of-10 shooting with three assists, one board, one 3-pointer and one turnover in 23 minutes.

Deron Williams (hamstring) returned to the starting lineup and played 43 minutes, so it's a little worrying that Barea logged just 23 minutes in the double overtime win. Unless Williams goes down again, it makes sense for Barea's owners in standard leagues to evaluate other options.
Jan 5 - 11:51 PM

J.J. Barea will come off the bench on Tuesday vs. the Kings.

Deron Williams (hamstring) has officially been named the starting point guard again. Barea filled in admirably as the starting point guard, but his owners might as well hold onto him until Williams is 100 percent.
Jan 5 - 8:30 PM

J.J. Barea scored 10 points with seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He'll likely be looking at more minutes going forward because Deron Williams (hamstring) had an aggravation. Barea was rolling last weekend and has taken a step back, but he's worth a look in standard leagues for short-term value for owners seeking a point guard.
Jan 2 - 11:19 PM

J.J. Barea played 26 minutes in the starting lineup against the Heat on Friday, scoring six points with five assists and no turnovers.

He missed all five shots from beyond the arc. Deron Williams returned and only played 20 minutes, so Barea's playing time is likely going to drop. Still, owner Mark Cuban said the Mavs are better with Barea, so he should still be in the rotation and play close to 20 minutes. He is a drop candidate in standard leagues, though.
Jan 1 - 10:09 PM

J.J. Barea made 9-of-12 FGs, including five 3-pointers, to finish Wednesday's victory with 23 points, three boards, six assists and two steals.

Barea started at PG again with Deron Williams still recovering from a hamstring injury, and he exploited a Warriors' backcourt that was missing one reigning MVP (Steph Curry) and one veteran stalwart (Leandro Barbosa). The Mavs have downplayed the severity of Williams' injury but hamstrings are notoriously easy to aggravate, so the red-hot Barea may earn another start when the Mavs visit the Heat on Friday.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 01:56:00 AM

J.J. Barea fell back to earth on Monday vs. the Bucks, scoring eight points on 3-of-8 shooting with five assists, one board and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

It was fun while it lasted. Barea came into this one with averages of 29.0 points, 8.0 assists and 6.0 3-pointers over his last two games, but he couldn't generate much offense in this one. Deron Williams (hamstring) is listed as day-to-day, but Barea's owners should stick with him for now.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 11:59:00 PM

Dirk Nowitzki praised J.J. Barea on Saturday for his recent play.

"Little J.J. has been on fire," Nowitzki said after Saturday’s win over the Bulls. "He’s been incredible the last two games. Seems like he can’t miss." Barea is averaging 29.0 points and 8.0 assists over his last two games, and he has managed to connect on a total of 12 3-pointers in that span. He obviously won't be this good going forward, but he should continue to benefit until Deron Williams (hamstring) is able to return.
Source: ESPN
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 11:55:00 AM

J.J. Barea made 9-of-14 from the field for 26 points during a 118-111 over the Bulls on Saturday, adding five assists, one block and seven 3-pointers.

What is this? A center for ants? The 6'0" guard is playing as big as anyone and is coming off a career-high 32 points on Wednesday. He seems to have his minutes locked up and should be able to hold value until Deron Williams (hamstring) can return. D-Will could miss more time going forward, so feel free to give Barea a look for some short-term value and perhaps some top 125-150 value once Deron is back.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 01:22:00 AM

J.J. Barea erupted for a career-high 32 points while filling in at PG for Deron Williams (hamstring) on Wednesday, making 13-of-20 shots with five 3-pointers and 11 assists.

Wes Matthews may have best summed up Barea's performance after the game, saying, "He was ballin' for us and we needed every little inch of him." The oft-injured Williams is headed for an MRI, and Devin Harris is also dealing with a hamstring injury, so Barea and Raymond Felton will be getting heavy minutes for the foreseeable future. Barea won't be nearly this good most nights, obviously, but he's worth a look if you need some 3-pointers and assists with solid FT percentages.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 12:32:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Raymond Felton
3Devin Harris
4John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Jeremy Evans
3Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Salah Mejri
4Satnam Singh