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J.J. Barea | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183
College: Northeastern
Contract: view contract details

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J.J. Barea is working on a deal with the Mavs.
This isn't a surprise now that the Mavericks have their center in place. Barea actually turned it on against the Rockets in the playoffs, averaging 11.8 points, 4.8 boards, 7.4 assists and 0.8 treys. His numbers won't be that good next year, but he'll be on the radar in standard leagues, especially if the Mavs can't add anyone else. Jul 3 - 4:46 PM

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The Mavs are reportedly optimistic that they'll be able to re-sign J.J. Barea as an unrestricted free agent.

Barea is said to be deciding between the Mavericks and the Heat, but he's unlikely to be much more than a backup wherever he winds up. He averaged 7.5 points and 3.4 assists per game during the 2014-15 season, so he won't be worth owning in standard fantasy leagues next season.
Jul 2 - 6:29 PM

J.J. Barea is choosing between the Mavericks and Heat, according to David Aldridge of

Barea is reportedly looking for a three-year deal and will be choosing between returning to the Mavs or taking his talents to South Beach unless a mystery team joins the mix. Barea will serve as a quality backup point guard wherever he signs after averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 assists in just 17.7 minutes per game in 2014-15, but the 31-year-old isn't worth drafting in standard fantasy leagues.
Jul 2 - 11:46 AM

J.J. Barea is leaning towards signing with the Heat.

The Heat are expected to try and deal Mario Chalmers, so the move makes sense. They never really were able to get consistent production at the point in the past few years and maybe Barea will help. He still wouldn't be worth drafting in standard leagues until more moves happen.
Jul 1 - 9:48 PM

J.J. Barea is getting interest from the Heat, Bulls, Lakers and Mavs.

He's looking for a multiple-year deal for around $3 million per season. Barea isn't going to be a high priority for teams even though he played a surprising 30.8 minutes per game in the 2015 postseason, averaging 11.8 points, 4.8 boards, 7.4 assists and 0.8 treys.
Jun 29 - 5:22 PM

J.J. Barea is hoping to sign with the Mavs on a multi-year deal that pays $3 million annually, a source told ESPN Dallas.

Barea said it would be easier for the Mavs to keep him this time, and that translates to the fact that Dallas won't have to overpay him to keep him now that his free-agent stock is significantly lower. It would be a surprise if Barea got more than a two-year offer from any team, including Dallas, so he may have to be a little more realistic about his contract desires.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 4 - 1:18 PM

J.J. Barea is hoping that he will be a member of the Dallas Mavericks next season.

"I want to," Barea said when asked if he wanted to return to Dallas. "I want to and hopefully this time we make it work. I had a lot of fun this year. I enjoyed being back. It feels like home for me here in Dallas so hopefully I can come back and finish my career here for the next couple years." Barea wasn't a big part of the rotation this season and averaged just 17.7 minutes per game, so he won't be a target in fantasy leagues regardless of where he lands in free agency.
May 3 - 1:05 PM

J.J. Barea started again on Tuesday and had six points, six rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 37 minutes, shooting just 3-of-12 from the field as the Mavs were eliminated by the Rockets.

Barea came into Game 5 with the third-best +/- rating in the playoffs -- at an impressive +12.5 per game, he was tied with Stephen Curry and trailed only Draymond Green (+19.3). He was a catalyst for the Mavs' postseason scoring with an offensive rating of 121.4, but he'll only be an asset in the deepest fantasy leagues no matter where he signs as a free agent.
Apr 28 - 11:16 PM

J.J. Barea will earn another start at PG on Tuesday with Devin Harris and Raymond Felton coming off the bench.

There was no doubt about Barea's status as a starter after Sunday's gem, during which he racked up 17 points and 13 assists in a do-or-die Game 4 victory. With only four teams active on Tuesday, Barea may be one of the best value plays in daily fantasy leagues. He'll join a starting lineup that includes Monta Ellis, Al-Farouq Aminu, Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler.

J.J. Barea thrived as a starter on Sunday with 17 points, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, 13 assists and one steal, helping the Mavericks stave off a season-ending loss by beating the Rockets 121-109.

Rick Carlisle pulled the right strings tonight, enabling his short-handed squad to avoid a first-round sweep. When asked about Barea's excellent postseason play during his Mavs career, Carlisle said, "He's relished playoff opportunities ... I think that's how he's wired." Dallas will need Barea at his disruptive best when they try to extend the series to six games in Houston on Tuesday.
Apr 27 - 12:35 AM

J.J. Barea scored 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting (including a three) with six rebounds, nine assists and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench in Friday's Game 3 loss.

Barea could be looking at an even bigger workload in Sunday's Game 4 with Devin Harris banged up and Raymond Felton only able to handle 13 minutes tonight. He'll be a popular target in DFS as long as his price doesn't rise too much.
Apr 24 - 10:05 PM

J.J. Barea played 34 minutes during Game 2 on Tuesday, his highest playing time since Feb. 11, finishing a road loss in Houston with 13 points, one 3-pointer, six rebounds, two assists and four turnovers.

Barea's speed makes him deadly as a matchup-oriented bench player, but he was forced into a huge role tonight with Devin Harris (toe) unavailable and Rajon Rondo struggling with fouls and inefficiency. Dallas isn't likely to climb out of an 0-2 series deficit with Barea logging 30+ minutes, though they may be forced to try if Harris can't suit up for Game 3.
Apr 22 - 12:48 AM

J.J. Barea scored 18 points in 23 minutes off the bench on Monday, hitting 8-of-15 shots (including a three) with two rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Usually Barea goes for popcorn lines with points, rebounds and assists and a low field goal percentage. With the high likelihood of rest for his teammates, he's worth a look even on a busy Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 4:09 AM

J.J. Barea scored 14 points against the Warriors on Saturday with three assists and one 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

Rajon Rondo hyperextended his knee tonight, but it's not believed to be serious. The Mavs are also off until Wednesday and they only have three games this upcoming week, so the incentive isn't there to add Barea at this juncture. We'll reassess if there's more info on Rondo in a couple days.
Apr 5 - 1:58 AM

J.J. Barea (ankle) said that he is ready to play on Wednesday vs. the Thunder, and the Mavericks have him listed as probable.

Barea has missed the past four games for the Mavericks, so it wouldn't be surprising if he doesn't get a lot of run tonight. With averages of 7.5 points and 3.3 assists this season, Barea belongs on the wire in most leagues.
Apr 1 - 10:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Devin Harris
2Raymond Felton
SG1J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Dwight Powell
C1Bernard James
2DeAndre Jordan