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J.J. Barea | Guard | #5

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: Northeastern
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J.J. Barea (left calf strain) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Pistons.
He was never expected to return before the All-Star break so this won't surprise anyone. He will get plenty of rest during the All-Star break and there's a chance he could be ready to play on Feb. 24 against the Wolves. Feb 14 - 9:20 PM

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J.J. Barea (left calf strain) will not play on Monday vs. Boston.

This is basically a reminder because Barea is fully expected to be out until the All-Star break, meaning he won't play on Wednesday vs. the Pistons as well. Barea doesn't have a clear timetable, so it's not a lock that he will be ready to go after the break, especially with Yogi Ferrell playing well.
Feb 13 - 10:02 AM

Coach Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea (left calf strain) will likely be held out until after the All-Star break.

Barea has been sidelined since Jan. 20 with this latest leg injury. He's appeared in just 18 of the Mavs 51 games this season. He can be left on the waiver wire. Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrel will continue to see extended minutes in his absence.
Feb 7 - 7:20 PM

J.J. Barea (left calf strain) is not close to practicing and head coach Rick Carlisle expects him to remain on the sidelines even after the All-Star break.

Barea just hasn't been able to stay healthy this season (or for most of his career), and there's just not much incentive to stash him in any scenario with his potential return date still a long ways away. Seth Curry will benefit most in his absence, and he's worth owning in most leagues.
Feb 1 - 1:37 PM

J.J. Barea (left calf strain) is likely out until the All-Star break according to coach Rick Carlisle.

This isn't a surprise because Barea can't seem to shake this calf issue. With Barea out, Deron Williams and Seth Curry are locked into a heavy workload for the foreseeable future and should be owned in standard leagues. Devin Harris will also play more, but he's not an attractive fantasy asset.
Jan 22 - 2:07 PM

As expected, J.J. Barea (left calf strain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

Barea is dealing with yet another leg injury. We are awaiting further info, but he is expected to miss at least a week or two. He hurt himself going up for a jumper late in Friday's game. "After a shot, I went to step to the side, and I think I ran into the fans behind me and the fans sitting down," Barea said. "I looked back, but nobody touched me. When I went to step, that’s when I knew something was wrong with my calf." Seth Curry will be the primary beneficiary while Barea is sidelined, which make Curry a high-probity waiver add. Devin Harris also will see a bump up in minutes.
Jan 21 - 9:23 AM

J.J. Barea (left calf) is expected to miss weeks due to his calf injury from Friday night.

Coach Rick Carlisle was not encouraged after the game. "Same calf, different area. Unlucky. It's gonna be a while," Carlisle said. That means Barea has now suffered three different injuries to his lower left leg with a previous calf strain and another Achilles problem before that. The Mavs likely have to shut him down at least to help his career long term. He's a drop candidate. Meanwhile, go get Seth Curry in all leagues while Devin Harris also benefits.
Jan 20 - 11:45 PM

J.J. Barea suffered a lower left leg injury in the fourth quarter and went to the locker room.

He went up for a jump shot and just over-extended his calf or Achilles. This is the same leg that has cost him several games in multiple stints this year, so he's almost a lock to miss time. Make sure Seth Curry isn't on your waiver wire.
Jan 20 - 10:57 PM

J.J. Barea hit 5-of-10 shots for 13 points with one rebound, one assist and three 3-pointers in 16 minutes on Thursday against the Heat.

This was the third consecutive game that he scored double-digit points, however, Barea has not played more than 19 minutes since Nov. 16. With that said, he is shooting the ball well, so he is at least someone worth adding to your watch list.
Jan 19 - 10:48 PM

J.J. Barea hit 5-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 12 points and six assists in just 18 minutes in Tuesday's 99-98 win over the Bulls.

Barea's hit double digits in back-to-back games but will need more than the 17 minutes he's getting a night right now if he's going to be worth adding in fantasy. Just keep an eye on him, as he's starting to come on.
Jan 17 - 10:47 PM

J.J. Barea was phenomenal in his 17 minutes of action during Sunday's win over the Wolves, scoring 15 points on 5-of-5 shooting to go with one 3-pointer, three boards, three assists and two turnovers.

Barea also went 4-of-5 from the charity stripe, giving him a ridiculous true shooting percentage of 104.2 on the evening to accompany his 32.4 usage rate. Barea said that while he's still not completely recovered from the left leg muscle strain, he's finally starting to feel better, so his minutes should start creeping up into the 20-range. He's worth a speculative add in deep leagues.
Jan 15 - 5:47 PM

J.J. Barea hit his minutes limit against the Hawks on Saturday, finishing with seven points, four rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 17 minutes.

That's a solid game after he's played just two games in the last seven weeks. The Mavs will be taking it easy on the injury-prone guard, so don't expect him to get over 24 minutes in the next week or so. He's worth a look in deep leagues, but fantasy owners may not want to cut something they're going to miss.
Jan 7 - 10:35 PM

J.J. Barea (left leg muscle strain) told reporters that he will play on Saturday vs. the Hawks.

Barea has appeared in just two games over the last seven weeks but appears finally ready to return from his second significant leg injury of the season. However, Barea's fantasy upside is capped even when he is 100 percent healthy, as he will be splitting time off the Mavs bench with fellow backup guards Seth Curry and Devin Harris.
Jan 7 - 11:43 AM

J.J. Barea (left leg muscle strain) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game vs. Atlanta.

Barea has played a total of just 20 minutes over two games since November 18th but has been inching closer to a return recently, as he has reportedly ramped up his activity in practice this week. When Barea returns to the lineup, he will cut into the playing time of Seth Curry and Devin Harris.
Jan 7 - 10:15 AM

J.J. Barea (Achilles) remains out for Thursday and has a chance to play on Saturday.

He's been doing some work in practice and is clearly getting closer. The Mavs may have brought him back too soon from his calf injury in November, so they will likely be very careful. For tonight, Seth Curry and Devin Harris should benefit. Maybe we see some Pierre Jackson.
Jan 5 - 7:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2Yogi Ferrell
3J.J. Barea
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
3Jonathan Gibson
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Justin Anderson
4Nicolas Brussino
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Andrew Bogut
3Salah Mejri