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J.J. Barea | Guard

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 178
College: Northeastern
Contract: view contract details

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The Timberwolves hope to trade J.J. Barea but they're open to buying out his contract prior to the start of the season.
The Wolves have 16 guaranteed contracts so they'll need to unload at least one player, and Barea seems like the odd-man out on Minnesota's rebuilt roster. They're doubtful to find any takers for his $4.5 million expiring contract, making a buyout much more likely. Sep 16 - 4:47 PM

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J.J. Barea led Puerto Rico with 20 points in the national team's loss to Croatia.

The loss eliminates Puerto Rico from the FIBA World Cup. Barea followed up his 30-point game on Wednesday with another efficient outing against Puerto Rico. Despite his solid play in the tournament, Barea will likely see his minutes go to the newly acquired young nucleus in Minnesota, removing J.J. from fantasy radars completely.
Sep 4 - 4:40 PM

J.J. Barea made 8-of-15 from the field and 11-of-12 from the line for 30 points during Wednesday's win over the Philippines with five boards, two assists, one steal, five turnovers and three 3-pointers.

The Puerto Ricans got their first win today and will need some help to make it out of the group stage. Barea's name has popped up in some trade rumors this offseason, but no team really wants to take on his contract. He's not worth drafting in most fantasy leagues.
Sep 3 - 3:10 PM

J.J. Barea (back) will sit out of Wednesday's season finale due to back spasms.

He was a late scratch and his back has caused him some problems this month. With Barea out, Alexey Shved could get more run, but he's been horrible this year and is not a fantasy option. Shabazz Muhammad could also get some more looks.
Apr 16 - 8:14 PM

J.J. Barea (back) returned to action on Friday, scoring four points on 1-of-3 shooting with one rebound, three assists and one steal in 11 minutes.

Assuming the Wolves' injury report stays the way it is right now, owners should still let Barea prove himself before taking a chance on him in most formats.
Apr 12 - 2:27 AM

J.J. Barea (back) will play against the Rockets on Friday.

He missed Wednesday due to a back injury and the team will need all the bodies they can get. Their second unit is really thin, so Barea could have a chance to score. Of course, he's been extremely inconsistent all year and is not a fantasy option.
Apr 11 - 7:11 PM

J.J. Barea (back) is questionable for Friday's game against the Rockets.

If Barea can suit up, he'd have a decent shot at 20+ minutes. Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad are all sidelined.
Apr 11 - 11:04 AM

J.J. Barea (back) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

He hurt his back late in Tuesday's game and it's unclear if he'll need to miss more time. The Wolves will only have 10 players active tonight and might have to give Alexey Shved more run.
Apr 9 - 6:53 PM

J.J. Barea started for injured Kevin Martin (foot) in Friday's double-overtime win over the Heat, scoring 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting with three treys, six boards, three assists and a steal in 39 minutes.

It took a lot of playing time to get these numbers and with Martin day-to-day and little reported about his injury there isn't much to hang onto. If Barea starts again, however, he'll be worth a look for his ability to produce in spurts.
Apr 5 - 12:49 AM

J.J. Barea will start in place of Kevin Martin (foot) on Friday vs. the Heat.

It'll be Barea vs. Toney Douglas at shooting guard in a fun-sized battle at American Airlines Arena. Ricky Rubio should see as many minutes as he can handle at point guard while Chase Budinger should get more run.
Apr 4 - 7:30 PM

J.J. Barea is expected to play through a sore foot on Wednesday.

He missed Monday's game and was a game-time decision tonight, but it sounds like he'll give it a go. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean he should be in your fantasy lineup, as inconsistency is his middle name.
Mar 26 - 6:54 PM

J.J. Barea (foot) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday night.

He suffered the injury over the weekend in Sunday's tough loss to the Suns. Barea doesn't see many minutes and fantasy owners can cut him loose almost everywhere considering how he gets hurt so frequently. Alexey Shved will handle the backup point guard work.
Mar 24 - 6:54 PM

J.J. Barea played through a sore foot on Sunday, finishing a tough home loss to the Suns with two points and four assists in 17 minutes.

Barea didn't look 100 percent healthy, giving fantasy owners one more reason to avoid him. He hasn't provided lasting fantasy value off Minnesota's bench this season, and his effective field goal rate of 45.8 percent is the lowest since his rookie season in 2006-07.
Mar 23 - 6:32 PM

J.J. Barea will play on Sunday despite a sore foot which he injured on Wednesday.

Barea may have hurt himself while attempting a rare tip-dunk off a miss by Ricky Rubio on Wednesday, but he still played 15 minutes off the bench the very next day. His typical reserve role isn't substantial enough for value in most fantasy leagues, where he can be safely left on the waiver wire.
Mar 23 - 2:29 PM

J.J. Barea scored 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting in Tuesday's home win, adding two 3-pointers, four assists and one steal during his highest-scoring game in three weeks.

"I was due," Barea joked after the game. "I was able to be aggressive." The veteran guard was averaging 4.7 points over his previous three games, on combined 5-of-25 shooting, and sporadic effectiveness isn't reason enough to bother with him in the vast majority of leagues.
Mar 12 - 12:35 AM