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J.J. Barea | Guard

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

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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.
Source: NBA.com
Mar 12 - 12:35 AM

J.J. Barea matched his season-high 21 points against the Blazers on Sunday with two assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

The Wolves needed some offensive fire power to hang with the elite offense of Portland and Barea was the solution over Ricky Rubio. This isn't the first time this has happened, so a big line shouldn't be a surprise. Unless you were on the fence to add JJB before tonight, this outburst isn't enough to grab him in most cases.
Feb 24 - 1:02 AM

J.J. Barea played just 18 minutes on Wednesday, as usual, but hit 8-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 18 points and three assists.

Barea was feeling it tonight, but it will be hard for him to play well consistently when he gets so few minutes off the bench. But as long as Kevin Martin is out with a broken thumb, JJB is going to have some good nights, along with some bad ones.
Feb 13 - 1:40 AM

J.J. Barea played 14 minutes against the Blazers on Saturday with six points, three boards, one assist and one turnover on 1-of-7 from the field.

He actually checked in at shooting guard and played next to Ricky Rubio in the first quarter, but his off night might have cost him some minutes in the second half. Barea should have some better nights than this one and he's worth a look in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Feb 8 - 11:50 PM