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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 is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee later this week in order to clean up his meniscus.
Arthroscopic surgery is usually only a 4-6 week recovery period, and Barea said he's still hopeful to play for Puerto Rico at the Olympics this summer. He has plenty of time to rest up for the 2016-17 season, but it's unlikely he plays enough at the start of the year to warrant a draft selection in standard formats. Apr 26 - 2:13 PM
Source: ESPN

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J.J. Barea scored eight points against the Thunder on Monday with two rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

He just wasn't healthy in this series with the slight tear in his groin hindering him. The Mavs signed Barea to a four-year deal last summer, so he'll be a part of their plans going forward. He is still not expected to play much to open the year, assuming the Mavs don't make any major changes at guard.
Apr 25 - 11:03 PM

J.J. Barea (groin), Raymond Felton, Wes Matthews, Dirk Nowitzki and Zaza Pachulia are starting on Monday night.

Barea could be limited out there as he deals with a slight tear in his groin. Justin Anderson should be a factor off the bench along with Devin Harris.
Apr 25 - 8:02 PM

J.J. Barea (groin) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Thunder.

With Deron Williams (hernia) ruled out for the rest of the playoffs, the Mavs really need Barea to play Monday even though he's nowhere close to being 100 percent. In fact, Barea admitted that he had trouble accelerating in Game 4 on Saturday. Barea is a little too risky to use in most cases due to the injury, but Raymond Felton looks like a solid play in all formats.
Apr 24 - 4:20 PM

J.J. Barea said that his sore groin is preventing him from being able to accelerate properly.

"It's tough. If I've got to contain somebody 1-on-1, it's tough. I've got to foul them," Barea said after Saturday's loss. "I lost all the rhythm and it's tough to go by people. Really, I don't think I went by anyone tonight. It's frustrating, it's frustrating. I just wish … But it happens. I've got to fight through it and see what happens." Barea didn't look right on Saturday and missed all seven of his shots from the field, but he will likely have to continue fighting through the pain with Deron Williams (hernia) likely out for the playoffs.
Source: ESPN
Apr 24 - 9:51 AM

J.J. Barea missed all seven shots from the field and did not go to the line on Saturday, adding one rebound, six assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.

He's not even close to 100 percent. The Mavs likely lost Deron Williams (hernia) for the series, so that means Barea should be more involved as the top point guard. Expect him to get close to 30 minutes as a decent DFS option, but there is obvious risk with the slight tear in his groin.
Apr 23 - 11:26 PM

J.J. Barea (groin) will come off the bench on Saturday against the Thunder.

With Deron Williams (hernia) back out there, it'll be tough to rely on Barea, Williams and Raymond Felton in DFS.
Apr 23 - 8:02 PM

J.J. Barea (groin) is probable for Game 4 vs. the Thunder on Saturday.

Barea did go to the locker room during the last few minutes of Game 3, but the game was already decided at that point and he probably just wanted to get some treatment. Deron Williams (hernia) is questionable, so Barea will be a decent option if D-Will is unable to play again. Barea had 15 points with seven assists, two boards and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes in Game 3.
Apr 23 - 11:10 AM

J.J. Barea (groin) returned from a one-game absence and played 32 minutes on Thursday vs. the Thunder, scoring 15 points with seven assists, two boards and one 3-pointer.

The minutes were definitely a surprise considering he was originally listed as doubtful for this contest. Barea was 6-of-14 from the field, but also committed five turnovers in the blowout loss. He did go back to the locker room during the closing moments of the game, but he likely just wanted some treatment with the game already decided. We'll keep an eye on the injury report to be safe.
Apr 21 - 10:34 PM

J.J. Barea (groin) will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's Game 3 against the Thunder.

He's nowhere near 100 percent, but with Deron Williams (hernia) unavailable, the Mavs really need anything they can get from him. Raymond Felton, Wesley Matthews, Dirk Nowitzki and Zaza Pachulia will join Barea in the starting five for tonight's game. He’s a somewhat risky DFS target.

Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea (groin) will likely play in Thursday's Game 3 vs. the Thunder.

Barea also said that he'll be out there, and while he's clearly not 100 percent, he's going to give the Mavs whatever he has with Deron Williams (hernia) likely unavailable. Raymond Felton still makes for the most attractive DFS target out of the Dallas point guards.
Apr 21 - 5:32 PM

J.J. Barea (groin) is questionable for Game 3 against the Thunder on Thursday.

Barea looks to be headed for a game-time decision, but it would be a surprise to see him suit up as he has a slight tear in his groin. Deron Williams (hernia) is also questionable, so Raymond Felton and Justin Anderson could both be in for huge minutes if both D-Will and Barea sit Thursday night.

J.J. Barea (groin) and David Lee are doubtful to play against the Thunder on Thursday in Game 3.

Barea did do some strenuous workouts on Wednesday, but it sounds like he won't be able to go out there. He does have a slight tear in his groin, so he could miss additional games. Raymond Felton looks like he'll be used quite a bit again. If the Mavs don't have Deron Williams (hernia), there should be more of Justin Anderson.
Apr 20 - 6:29 PM

J.J. Barea (groin) was going through some "relatively strenuous drills" on Wednesday, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

Additionally, Barea said an MRI showed a slight tear. He is improving and he might have a chance to play in Game 3 on Thursday. If Barea can go, there would be less run available for Raymond Felton, Devin Harris and Justin Anderson. There should be another update at shootaround on Thursday. For now, he's looking like a game-time call.
Apr 20 - 2:06 PM

Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea (groin) and David Lee (heel) are improving, but he would not say if either guy has a chance of suiting up for Thursday's Game 3 in Dallas.

Both Barea and Lee were unavailable for Game 2 on Monday, and for now, we'll be considering the pair questionable for Thursday's game. If they're both out, it'll be Deron Williams (hernia), Raymond Felton, Devin Harris and Salah Mejri picking up some extra minutes, with Felton being the most attractive DFS target out of that group.

Depth Charts

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