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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 played 26 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and eight assists on Monday.
Barea has come off the bench in three of his four games this season and Dennis Smith Jr. was back in action tonight. JJB is averaging 13.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 3-pointers on the season, and while he'll take a hit once Devin Harris (personal) and Seth Curry (leg) are back, he does look like a sneaky DFS play and possibly a short-term fix in deeper standard leagues. Oct 23 - 11:39 PM

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J.J. Barea scored 19 points off the bench with five rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

He came off the bench, most likely because coach Rick Carlisle didn't want to put him on James Harden, but Barea tends to produce no matter where his minutes come from. Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) isn't expected to miss much time, but Barea should have a role around 20 minutes until Seth Curry (leg) can return. He's worth considering in 14-team leagues.
Oct 21 - 11:12 PM

J.J. Barea started for Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) on Friday vs. the Kings and scored nine points (4-of-14 FGs) with 10 assists, one rebound, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

Smith Jr. has a "little swelling" in his knee, but the injury isn't believed to be serious. The rookie has been ruled out for at least one more game on Saturday vs. Houston, so look for Barea to draw the start again. He'll be a popular short-term pickup and averaged 17.0 points and 6.2 assists in six starts last season.
Oct 21 - 12:07 AM

J.J. Barea, Wesley Matthews, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki and Nerlens Noel will start against the Kings on Friday.

With Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) out, the Mavs had to shift Yogi Ferrell to a straight point guard for tonight. Barea was also strictly the backup to DSJ, so he should be fine in this role and could get 24-28 minutes. He has short-term value.
Oct 20 - 8:21 PM

J.J. Barea scored 13 points with three rebounds, five assists and three 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

He'll be stepping up a little more with Seth Curry (leg) out, but he's had a tough time staying healthy. In other words, the Mavs probably won't be extending his minutes unless he gets really hot.
Oct 19 - 12:39 AM

J.J. Barea scored 13 points with four rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

Coach Rick Carlisle has trusted Barea with some key minutes last year, and now Barea should have a solidified role with Seth Curry (leg) out indefinitely. Barea has some injury concerns of his own, so he's really just a 20-team flier at best.
Oct 13 - 8:19 PM

J.J. Barea said he was happy to finish the regular season healthy.

Barea played in just 35 games in 2016-17 due to a nagging calf injury. "Personally, it was tough. I’ve never went through what I went through this year," Barea said. "But I was able to finish healthy. I’m going to be able to have a good summer, and I’m going to really work more on my body than basketball." The Mavs have a crowded backcourt, but Barea should be able to carve out a consistent role in 2017-18 if he can stay healthy.
Apr 22 - 11:38 AM

J.J. Barea (rest) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

Barea was surprisingly able to stay healthy since his last lower-leg injury in January.
Apr 12 - 6:54 PM

J.J. Barea returned from a rest and hit 5-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, four rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 27 minutes in Tuesday's 109-91 loss to the Nuggets.

JJB played very well tonight and might be a go in Wednesday's finale at Memphis, although he started because Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes got the night off on Tuesday. The bottom line is that it will be tough to trust any Maverick on Wednesday night as Dallas wraps up a lost season. And in case you're wondering, Tony Romo did NOT play for the Macs tonight, even though he was in uniform as an honorary Maverick for the day.
Apr 11 - 10:53 PM

J.J. Barea is starting on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets, sending Wes Matthews to the bench.

Every player for Dallas is "available" except Seth Curry. However, there's a chance that Matthews and Harrison Barnes could be DNP-CDs tonight. The Mavs will start Yogi Ferrell, Barea, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dirk Nowitzki and Nerlens Noel. Fantasy owners can't trust anyone in Dallas right now anyways since the studs all have limited workloads.
Apr 11 - 8:24 PM

J.J. Barea will rest on Sunday vs. the Suns.

Dallas has nothing left to play for, so they will take it easy on their veteran PG. In fact, he's not even traveling with the team. Yogi Ferrell should see a healthy dose of minutes, and this will give the Mavs a chance to take another long look at Nicolas Brussino.
Apr 8 - 9:31 PM

J.J. Barea came off the Mavericks' bench on Wednesday for 14 points, three rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

Barea was a DNP-CD candidate after playing 15 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday, but instead he served as a staple of the Mavs' bench tonight. Even though he's active, Barea is far from being a fantasy asset.
Apr 6 - 1:34 AM

J.J. Barea is available to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He was expected to get a rest day this week and he played 15 minutes on Tuesday, so there's still a chance he's a DNP-CD today.
Apr 5 - 9:27 PM

J.J. Barea and Devin Harris could pick up a rest day Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

Rick Carlisle recently hinted that he'll be resting his veterans on back-to-back sets, and it was Wesley Matthews that was dealt a rest day on Tuesday, so it could be both Barea and Harris' turn to hit the sidelines tonight. If both these guys are out, Yogi Ferrell will get all the run he can handle, and Nicolas Brussino would again have the opportunity to flirt with minutes in the 30s. Stay tuned.

J.J. Barea played 15 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday, scoring nine points with four assists, three rebounds and three triples.

There was a chance that Barea would rest alongside Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews and Seth Curry (shoulder), but the Mavs limited his minutes instead. Dallas is out of the playoff race, so Barea isn't a lock to play on Wednesday vs. the Clippers. There should be several better options with more upside on your waiver wire.
Apr 5 - 1:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2Yogi Ferrell
3J.J. Barea
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
3Gian Clavell
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Josh McRoberts
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Nerlens Noel
3Salah Mejri