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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 is starting alongside Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Richard Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki for Saturdy's game vs. the Nets.
The Mavericks are going small in order to match up better with the Nets, as they are currently starting Joe Johnson at power forward. It's going to be interesting to see how the Mavericks play with three ball-dominant guards on the court at the same time, but it's not likely to happen too often. Barea is capable of contributing a decent amount of points, assists and 3-pointers, but his value is still limited to deeper leagues for now. Bernard James started in place of Tyson Chandler (hip) on Wednesday against the Hawks and scored seven points with 11 rebounds and two blocks, but he will return to a bench role for tonight's contest. Feb 28 - 8:26 PM

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J.J. Barea started at point guard due to Rajon Rondo's one-game suspension on Wednesday and hit 6-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds and seven assists.

Devin Harris played well on Tuesday, when Rondo was benched prior to being suspended, but the Mavs like him off the bench. Any time Rondo is out, JJB is the way to go. Harris had 10 points, three rebounds and two assists on 2-of-7 shooting in just 20 minutes off the bench.
Feb 25 - 10:53 PM

J.J. Barea came off the bench against the Thunder on Thursday with seven points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

Rajon Rondo is back and will take most of the minutes at point guard. Barea will have to share the backup minutes with Devin Harris, so he's not going to be topping 20 minutes most night. Plus, adding Amare Stoudemire to the second unit suggests he'll have less shots going his way. Barea can be dropped almost everywhere.
Feb 19 - 10:56 PM

J.J. Barea scored a season-high 22 points against the Jazz on Wednesday with four rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers.

He's really been in a nice groove in his previous five starts, averaging 11.4 points, 3.8 boards, 6.4 assists, 0.2 blocks and 1.0 treys in 31.2 minutes per game. The only update we received on Rajon Rondo today was that he beat coach Rick Carlisle in Connect Four today. "He got all excited afterward. I told him to learn how to make a shot," Carlisle said. Barea isn't a must-stash heading into the break.
Feb 12 - 1:30 AM

J.J. Barea scored 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds and seven assists over 34 minutes in Monday's loss to the Clippers.

Barea isn't versatile from a fantasy perspective and in standard leagues he'd be a stop-gap solution at best in 8-cat formats, and a deep league option only in 9-cat leagues. In points formats where his inefficiencies don't hurt, then he could have a nice short-term outlook while Rajon Rondo (face) and Monta Ellis (hip) out.
Feb 10 - 3:27 AM

J.J. Barea scored 15 points against the Kings on Thursday with three rebounds, five assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

Coach Rick Carlisle played Barea next to Devin Harris in the fourth quarter while the game was out of hand. Barea looks to clearly be out in front of the other point guards, but his upside isn't going to be too high with Monta Ellis running the offense. The Mavs look pretty good without Rajon Rondo.
Feb 6 - 12:43 AM

J.J. Barea started again on Wednesday and had 10 points, four rebounds, five assists and two 3-pointers on 3-of-10 shooting in 28 minutes.

With Rondo potentially facing surgery, JJB could be starting for quite some time. He also has to deal with the presence of Devin Harris and Raymond Felton, but of the three, JJB is the guy we'd recommend picking up.
Feb 5 - 2:13 AM

J.J. Barea started for injured Rajon Rondo (face) in Monday's win over the Wolves, scoring 10 points on 4-of-14 shooting with four rebounds, eight assists and no steals or blocks in 29 minutes.

Barea missed all three of his triples and the story with him is that he's an inefficient player that specializes in popcorn lines (PTs/REBs/ASTs). Devin Harris needed X-rays on his leg after Nikola Pekovic fell on him and is day-to-day going forward, so there might be a small window of opportunity as a short-term pickup.
Feb 3 - 12:41 AM

J.J. Barea will start in place of Rajon Rondo (face) on Monday.

Devin Harris will get more minutes in the second unit and he might play more minutes in the fourth quarter. Barea is likely just going to get minutes in the low 20s and he's only worth a look in deep leagues. Ray Felton may also play more. Harris is likely the best play tonight.
Feb 2 - 8:18 PM

J.J. Barea played down the stretch against the Nuggets on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

He was the focal point of the offense while he was out there. Barea was only playing 15.9 minutes per game in his previous 10, so he'll be right back in that region on once Rajon Rondo (Achilles) is back. Rondo's injury doesn't sound serious.
Jan 14 - 11:34 PM

J.J. Barea made his first start of the season in Sunday's win vs. the Thunder, posting nine points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes alongside Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis.

The unusually small lineup was deployed with Tyson Chandler sidelined by back spasms, which shifted Dirk Nowitzki to center. The veteran Barea has found his comfort zone since re-joining coach Rick Carlisle in Dallas this season, but his usual 15-minute role is too limited for use in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:39:00 PM

J.J. Barea will start for Dallas against the Thunder on Sunday.

Tyson Chandler is sidelined for this game due to back spasms, so coach Rick Carlisle opted to go small by inserting Barea into the lineup. However, Barea's value will be limited to deeper leagues for owners in need of short-term value, and owners in standard leagues can look elsewhere. He is averaging just 7.3 points and 3.4 assists in 16 minutes per game this season, so there is nothing to get excited about here.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:33:00 PM

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.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:31:00 AM

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.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 04:51:00 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.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:00:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James