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J.J. Barea | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183
College: Northeastern
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J.J. Barea moved past Chris Paul for the top spot in the assist/turnover ratio at 5.00, and finished Tuesday's game with 10 points, five assists, one board and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.
Barea has been solid since returning to Dallas this season, and has given them a much needed spark off of the bench. However, unless a couple of injuries strike the backcourt in Dallas, he will only be an asset in deeper leagues for owners in need of assists and 3-pointers. Dec 17 - 10:31 AM

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J.J. Barea moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Warriors with six points, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

He played 23 minutes in a start on Wednesday, so there wasn't a big difference. Barea will likely need both Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris to miss time in order to have value in even deep leagues.
Dec 13 - 4:51 PM

J.J. Barea started for Jameer Nelson (shoulder) but hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points and one assist in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

Rick Carlisle wanted to keep Devin Harris with the second unit, and he played very well with 20 points. Barea has actually been pretty solid off the Dallas bench, so look for him to bounce back in his next game.
Dec 11 - 1:00 AM

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

Usually the Mavericks go with Devin Harris, but they'll mix is up and strengthen their second unit. The Pelicans really struggle on the perimeter with their bench guys, so Harris could still have a big day. Barea is only an option in deep leagues.
Dec 10 - 7:53 PM

J.J. Barea came off the Mavs' bench on Tuesday for a season-high 17 points, three 3-pointers, three rebounds and one assist in just 21 minutes.

He shot 7-of-16 from the field and was coming off three straight games in single-digits, so skepticism is warranted. There's already too much competition in the Mavs' backcourt for Barea to hold reliable value, and Raymond Felton (ankle) has yet to step on the court.
Dec 9 - 11:07 PM

J.J. Barea played just 17 minutes and had seven points and two assists on 2-of-5 shooting Saturday.

Devin Harris was back from his ankle injury and Raymond Felton will be back from his suspension next week, meaning that JJB's hot streak should be over.
Nov 22 - 11:39 PM

J.J. Barea scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-7 shots (5-of-5 3PTs) with two rebounds and eight assists in 22 minutes.

Barea saw this much volume because Devin Harris (ankle) was out. With Harris still not ruled out for Saturday's game it's hard to get behind anything but daily league value for Barea.
Nov 22 - 1:03 AM

J.J. Barea's big game off the bench on Wednesday reminded his teammates of his first stint with the Mavericks.

With Devin Harris nursing a sprained ankle, Barea scoring 14 points with six assists and a three-pointer in 23 minutes and reminded teammate Tyson Chandler of the guard's play during the Mavericks' championship run. "J.J. was vintage J.J. in a Mavericks uniform," Chandler said. Barea could be a nice fill-in if Harris is unable to play against the Lakers on Friday, but he doesn't have much long-term value in standard fantasy leagues.
Nov 20 - 11:46 AM

J.J. Barea came off the bench on Wednesday and had 14 points, six assists and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

Devin Harris was out with a sprained ankle, Raymond Felton is suspended and Jameer Nelson couldn't throw it in the ocean tonight. Barea has been playing well though, averaging 9.6 points and 6.0 assists in his last five games, which include two 14-point outings. But once Harris is back, he simply won't be trustworthy enough to play for your fantasy team.
Nov 20 - 12:35 AM

J.J. Barea played 14 minutes off the bench on Saturday vs. the Pelicans with eight points, three assists and one steal.

He's playing minutes at both guard spots and it should be interesting to see what happens when Raymond Felton (ankle) comes back. Barea won't be worth using in most formats even while Felton is out.
Nov 1 - 9:54 PM

J.J. Barea made his season debut on Thursday with four points, four boards and three assists in 19 minutes.

He is way too far down the depth chart to be picked up in most fantasy leagues. Barea did get a nice ovation in his return to Dallas.
Oct 31 - 2:01 AM

J.J. Barea said he wished he never left the Mavericks.

"I wish I would have never left, but things happen," he said. Barea said he missed Dallas, but as ESPN Dallas points out, his bank account is better off for having signed with the Timberwolves on a 4-year, $18 million contract when he did. Barea is not expected to make an immediate impact, but should be able to carve out a small role in familiar surroundings.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 30 - 3:06 PM

Mavericks sign G J.J. Barea.

After clearing waivers on Wednesday, Barea has signed a veteran's minimum deal to rejoin the Dallas Mavericks. "We could not be more excited to have J.J. back in a Mavericks uniform," president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said. "He was a key contributor in bringing a championship to Dallas. A player with his experience and leadership will be a great addition to our team." Barea brings more real value to the Mavericks than he does fantasy value to fantasy owners as he'll be part of a crowded backcourt rotation alongside Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis, Raymond Felton, and Devin Harris.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 30 - 12:13 PM

The Mavericks will reportedly cut Gal Mekel in order to make room for signing J.J. Barea.

J.J. Barea was part of the Mavericks 2011 title team, and it looks like he'll be rejoining the organization at the expense of Mekel. Barea is going to be entering a very crowded rotation in Dallas, and it'll take a handful of injuries for him to gain any sort of standard league relevance.
Oct 27 - 4:20 PM

Timberwolves waive J.J. Barea.

The move was expected, and it's extremely unlikely anyone claims his $4.5 million salary off waivers. Barea has said that he'd like to join the Mavericks, but with Dallas loaded at the point guard position, this seems like an unlikely scenario. Barea will have to land on a very bad team to have any sort of fantasy value. He shot just 38.7 percent from the field last season, yuck.
Oct 27 - 2:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
3Ricky Ledo
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Al-Farouq Aminu
3Richard Jefferson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith