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J.J. Barea | Guard | #5

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: Northeastern
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J.J. Barea (oblique) said he will not play again this season.
After another aggravation, he said he doesn't want to aggravate it any further ahead of the summer. Barea has really struggled to stay healthy in his career, so this news isn't a surprise today. The Mavs were putting together some silly lineups in his loss, so it's tough to gauge who the pickups will be. It could be Yogi Ferrell, but he only played 17 minutes tonight. Apr 4 - 9:44 PM

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J.J. Barea (left oblique strain) will not return to Wednesday's game against the Magic.

That's not good with one week left in the season. Barea could certainly be out for the rest of the season due to his ailment, which means Yogi Ferrell would get even more playing time. Expect to see plenty of Aaron Harrison tonight, as well.
Apr 4 - 8:16 PM

J.J. Barea returned from a personal absence and started on Tuesday, hitting 6-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal in 21 minutes of a surprising win over the Blazers.

JJB had been out for three games, but looked good tonight. And with Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) sitting out on Wednesday, JJB could have a big role against the Magic tonight. Yogi Ferrell will also see a boost with DSJ out, so make sure both of them are playing before making a decision. It's a coin toss as to which of them will have the better game on Wednesday, as both of them should be in the starting lineup.
Apr 4 - 12:16 AM

J.J. Barea (personal) will start Tuesday's game vs. the Blazers.

Barea is returning from a three-game absence and he'll take over for Dorian Finney-Smith, who is resting. Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) is also in the Mavs' starting lineup tonight, as he continues to play through nagging injuries at the end of a lost season.
Apr 3 - 8:36 PM

J.J. Barea (personal) will be back with the Mavericks on Tuesday vs. Portland.

This confirms that Barea won't play on Friday vs. the Wolves or Sunday vs. the Cavaliers. Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell are the winners here, and this will give the Mavs an opportunity to continue evaluating Aaron Harrison and Kyle Collinsworth.
Mar 30 - 8:35 PM

J.J. Barea (personal) will not play on Tuesday vs. the Kings or on Wednesday vs. the Lakers.

It's unclear how long Barea will be away from the team, but they won't be in a hurry to get him back with nothing to play for. Coach Rick Carlisle said he's excited to see Dennis Smith Jr. "run the show" in the final nine games of the season and he'll have an opportunity to play as many minutes as he can handle with Barea out. Yogi Ferrell is also a winner, but he's a low-end asset in standard leagues.
Mar 26 - 12:37 PM

J.J. Barea scored 23 points with two rebounds, eight assists and five 3-pointers in 28 minutes during a 119-112 loss to the Jazz on Thursday.

The Mavs continue to list him on the injury report, but Barea did play 29 minutes on Tuesday. It'll be interesting to see what happens if Dennis Smith Jr. does play because the Mavs may want to get a look at Aaron Harrison. Barea could be worth owning while he's active, but he'll almost certainly miss multiple games the rest of the way. He doesn't have a back-to-back set on Saturday, for what it's worth.
Mar 22 - 11:19 PM

J.J. Barea (rib) is in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against the Jazz.

He was probable, and now we have official confirmation. Joining Barea in the starting five will be Dorian Finney-Smith, Harrison Barnes, Dwight Powell and Dirk Nowitzki. Barea is worth streaming if you need some dimes and triples.

J.J. Barea started for the Mavericks on Tuesday and had 10 points, four rebounds, eight assists and three turnovers in 29 minutes.

He missed his last game with a rib injury, but started for the injured Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) and also got the nod over Yogi Ferrell tonight. Ferrell was better from a scoring standpoint (15) but JJB bested him in assists. Ferrell still seems like the guy to own while DSJ is out, but if Barea's going to start, he's also worth a look in fantasy.
Mar 20 - 10:11 PM

J.J. Barea (rib) will replace Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) in the Mavericks starting lineup on Tuesday vs. New Orleans.

Barea did not play Sunday vs. Brooklyn and was questionable for this contest. However, earlier in the day, coach Rick Carlisle said that Barea would "try and play." With Smith Jr. sidelined, Barea will be asked to log plenty of minutes, if he is physically up to the task. Yogi Ferrell and Kyle Collinsworth will also soak up additional minutes.
Mar 20 - 7:59 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said that J.J. Barea (left rib muscle strain) will "try and play" Tuesday night vs. the Pelicans.

Barea was able to play through discomfort last Friday, but then was ruled out of Saturday's game vs. Brooklyn. Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) has already been ruled out of Tuesday's contest, so Barea will likely see all the minutes he can handle this evening. Yogi Ferrell and Kyle Collinsworth will soak up additional minutes if Barea is limited or is unable able to finish the game.
Mar 20 - 1:00 PM

J.J. Barea (left rib muscle strain) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Pelicans.

The Mavericks are going to be shorthanded on Tuesday with Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) out, so Barea will be a solid streaming option if he's able to go. The Mavericks only play three times this week though and it's very possible that the Mavs hold Barea out as a precaution. If Barea does sit this one out alongside DSJ, expect Yogi Ferrell to get all the minutes he can handle with some minutes trickling down to Kyle Collinsworth.
Mar 19 - 12:35 PM

J.J. Barea (left rib muscle strain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Nets.

He'll be joining Harrison Barnes (rest), Wesley Matthews (leg), Dorian Finney-Smith and Nerlens Noel (rest) on the sidelines, so the Mavs will be very thin on the wings tonight. Yogi Ferrell, Dennis Smith Jr. and Kyle Collinsworth should get decent minutes tonight, with DSJ offering the most upside.

J.J. Barea (left rib muscle strain) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. Brooklyn.

Barea was initially listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Toronto, but he did end up playing, finishing with 18 points and six assists in 19 minutes. If he is unable to suit up on Saturday night, Dennis Smith Jr., Kyle Collinsworth and Yogi Ferrell will soak up additional minutes.
Mar 17 - 9:06 AM

J.J. Barea (left rib muscle strain) will be available to play Friday vs. the Raptors.

Barea was initially injured in Friday's win over the Knicks. However, it is just a minor issue that won't cost him a game. Bares is averaging 11.4 points, 6.3 assists and 1.7 treys in 23.4 minutes per contest this season.
Mar 16 - 12:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2J.J. Barea
3Jalen Brunson
4Kyle Collinsworth
5Aaron Harrison
SG1Luka Doncic
2Yogi Ferrell
3Doug McDermott
4Seth Curry
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Ray Spalding
4Jalen Jones
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Maxi Kleber
4Josh McRoberts
5Jameel Warney
6Kostas Antetokounmpo
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Salah Mejri
3Nerlens Noel
4Johnathan Motley