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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 elbow) participated in some non-contact work during Sunday's practice, and he's hopeful that he'll be good to go by opening night.
The Mavs are currently listing Barea as day-to-day, so for now we'll be considering him questionable for opening night. Barea has had a tough time staying on the court over the years, so he's not worth drafting almost anywhere. As a side note, Rick Carlisle said that if Barea can't give it a go on Wednesday, Seth Curry will be Dallas' backup point guard. Oct 23 - 2:14 PM
Source: ESPN

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Rick Carlisle would not commit to J.J. Barea (left elbow) being ready for the regular-season opener.

"I don’t know that he’s definitely going to be ready for Indiana," said Carilsle. "Just because he’s doing well doesn’t mean anything is set in terms of him being available at a certain time." If Barea begins the year on the sidelines, that will open up some more minutes for Seth Curry. Barea isn't worth drafting almost anywhere, but Curry is a very attractive late-round target with the injury prone guys ahead of him.
Oct 20 - 4:10 PM

J.J. Barea (elbow) and Quincy Acy (foot) have been ruled out for Friday's preseason finale against the Nuggets.

Barea often has a tough time staying healthy, so there's no reason to risk a setback during a meaningless game. Barea will be in the rotation, but he's not going to get enough minutes to matter in most settings this season. Acy is a complete non-factor in fantasy hoops.
Oct 20 - 2:18 PM

J.J. Barea (hyperextended elbow) will not play on Wednesday.

With the Mavs going with a dress rehearsal tonight, there should be a nice amount of minutes for Seth Curry off the bench. Barea will be in the rotation and should get minutes in the teens while the Mavs are healthy.
Oct 19 - 7:03 PM

J.J. Barea (rest) will not suit up for Friday's exhibition game against the Suns.

Barea isn't the most durable guy, so it makes sense to give him an off-day during the preseason. He's not going to have any standard league value while Deron Williams is healthy.
Oct 13 - 5:04 PM

Deron Williams, J.J. Barea, Harrison Barnes, Dirk Nowitzki and Andrew Bogut are starting vs. the Thunder on Tuesday.

Wesley Matthews (hip) is getting the night off to rest, but with the exception of Barea, this will be the starting lineup on opening night for Dallas.
Oct 11 - 8:26 PM

J.J. Barea (knee surgery) posted a video of him getting in a work out on Instagram on Thursday.

Barea can be seen dribbling and taking jump shots at full speed sans a knee brace, so he should be just fine when training camp rolls around after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery back in mid-June. That being said, Barea won't have much fantasy value while Deron Williams is healthy, so he's not a great guy to target in standard settings.
Source: Instagram
Aug 25 - 4:29 PM

J.J. Barea (knee surgery) is planning on playing with Team Puerto Rico for the Summer Olympic qualifier in July.

Barea had arthroscopic surgery immediately after the 2015-16 season ended, but thinks he'll be ready to try and qualify for the Olympics in Serbia from July 4-9. "I just had one knee scope the day after the season, and it was awesome. It was real quick, and I’m good to go," Barea said. "I was going to play if I’m 100 percent. I feel pretty good, so yeah. I’m working out, and then we’ll go from there." Original projections had Barea ready to return for Mavs training camp, but it sounds like he'll be well ahead of schedule this summer.
Jun 14 - 10:59 AM

J.J. Barea had arthroscopic surgery on his right medial meniscus the day after the season ended.

Additionally, Barea took about a month off from basketball activities in order to heal his right groin which did not require surgery. The pint-sized point guard said that he's already feeling great and is fully expected to be ready to go well in advance of training camp.
Jun 13 - 12:26 PM

J.J. Barea is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee later this week in order to clean up his meniscus.

Arthroscopic surgery is usually only a 4-6 week recovery period, and Barea said he's still hopeful to play for Puerto Rico at the Olympics this summer. He has plenty of time to rest up for the 2016-17 season, but it's unlikely he plays enough at the start of the year to warrant a draft selection in standard formats.
Source: ESPN
Apr 26 - 2:13 PM

J.J. Barea scored eight points against the Thunder on Monday with two rebounds, four assists and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

He just wasn't healthy in this series with the slight tear in his groin hindering him. The Mavs signed Barea to a four-year deal last summer, so he'll be a part of their plans going forward. He is still not expected to play much to open the year, assuming the Mavs don't make any major changes at guard.
Apr 25 - 11:03 PM

J.J. Barea (groin), Raymond Felton, Wes Matthews, Dirk Nowitzki and Zaza Pachulia are starting on Monday night.

Barea could be limited out there as he deals with a slight tear in his groin. Justin Anderson should be a factor off the bench along with Devin Harris.
Apr 25 - 8:02 PM

J.J. Barea (groin) is probable for Monday's game vs. the Thunder.

With Deron Williams (hernia) ruled out for the rest of the playoffs, the Mavs really need Barea to play Monday even though he's nowhere close to being 100 percent. In fact, Barea admitted that he had trouble accelerating in Game 4 on Saturday. Barea is a little too risky to use in most cases due to the injury, but Raymond Felton looks like a solid play in all formats.
Apr 24 - 4:20 PM

J.J. Barea said that his sore groin is preventing him from being able to accelerate properly.

"It's tough. If I've got to contain somebody 1-on-1, it's tough. I've got to foul them," Barea said after Saturday's loss. "I lost all the rhythm and it's tough to go by people. Really, I don't think I went by anyone tonight. It's frustrating, it's frustrating. I just wish … But it happens. I've got to fight through it and see what happens." Barea didn't look right on Saturday and missed all seven of his shots from the field, but he will likely have to continue fighting through the pain with Deron Williams (hernia) likely out for the playoffs.
Source: ESPN
Apr 24 - 9:51 AM

J.J. Barea missed all seven shots from the field and did not go to the line on Saturday, adding one rebound, six assists and one turnover in 27 minutes.

He's not even close to 100 percent. The Mavs likely lost Deron Williams (hernia) for the series, so that means Barea should be more involved as the top point guard. Expect him to get close to 30 minutes as a decent DFS option, but there is obvious risk with the slight tear in his groin.
Apr 23 - 11:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Devin Harris
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Seth Curry
SF1Harrison Barnes
2Justin Anderson
3Nicolas Brussino
4Dorian Finney-Smith
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Quincy Acy
C1Andrew Bogut
2Salah Mejri
3A.J. Hammons