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J.J. Barea | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183
College: Northeastern
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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

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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 NBA.com.

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

J.J. Barea will earn another start at PG on Tuesday with Devin Harris and Raymond Felton coming off the bench.

There was no doubt about Barea's status as a starter after Sunday's gem, during which he racked up 17 points and 13 assists in a do-or-die Game 4 victory. With only four teams active on Tuesday, Barea may be one of the best value plays in daily fantasy leagues. He'll join a starting lineup that includes Monta Ellis, Al-Farouq Aminu, Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler.

J.J. Barea thrived as a starter on Sunday with 17 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, 13 assists and one steal, helping the Mavericks stave off a season-ending loss by beating the Rockets 121-109.

Rick Carlisle pulled the right strings tonight, enabling his short-handed squad to avoid a first-round sweep. When asked about Barea's excellent postseason play during his Mavs career, Carlisle said, "He's relished playoff opportunities ... I think that's how he's wired." Dallas will need Barea at his disruptive best when they try to extend the series to six games in Houston on Tuesday.
Apr 27 - 12:35 AM

J.J. Barea scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench in Friday's Game 3 loss.

Barea could be looking at an even bigger workload in Sunday's Game 4 with Devin Harris banged up and Raymond Felton only able to handle 13 minutes tonight. He'll be a popular target in DFS as long as his price doesn't rise too much.
Apr 24 - 10:05 PM

J.J. Barea played 34 minutes during Game 2 on Tuesday, his highest playing time since Feb. 11, finishing a road loss in Houston with 13 points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

Barea's speed makes him deadly as a matchup-oriented bench player, but he was forced into a huge role tonight with Devin Harris (toe) unavailable and Rajon Rondo struggling with fouls and inefficiency. Dallas isn't likely to climb out of an 0-2 series deficit with Barea logging 30+ minutes, though they may be forced to try if Harris can't suit up for Game 3.
Apr 22 - 12:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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
3Salah Mejri
4Satnam Singh
5Jarrid Famous