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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 came off the bench and hit 6-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 14 points, two rebounds and six assists in 26 minutes of Thursday's 112-97 loss to the Warriors.
JJB has scored either 14 or 16 points in three straight games and is still the best bet for success while Seth Curry (leg) and Dennis Smith Jr. (hip) are out. He's averaging 12.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games on 48 percent shooting. Dec 15 - 1:56 AM

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J.J. Barea hit 6-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, six rebounds and six assists in Tuesday's win over the Spurs.

He was instrumental in the win, scoring 14 of his 16 in the second half, and played very well. He just keeps chugging along, especially with Dennis Smith Jr. out until at least Monday, averaging 16 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 3-pointers over his last two games. He should continue to flourish, along with Yogi Ferrell, until Smith is back from his hip injury.
Dec 12 - 11:45 PM

J.J. Barea led the Mavs' bench on Sunday with 16 points, four assists and a pair of 3-pointers, hitting 5-of-9 FGs and 4-of-5 FTs in 22 minutes.

Barea has been playing minutes in the mid-20s all season, so he didn't really benefit with Dennis Smith Jr. (hip) out again tonight. Dallas won't risk wearing out their 33-year-old sparkplug, no matter who's available, which severely caps his fantasy upside.
Dec 10 - 10:11 PM

J.J. Barea hit 2-of-8 shots for eight points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals in 29 minutes against the Bucks on Friday.

Dennis Smith Jr. (hip) sat this one out and is expected to miss Sunday's game vs. the Wolves as well, so Barea will be on the radar as a streaming option or a punt play in DFS. He's not a great long-term pickup though, as the return of Seth Curry (leg) will likely hurt him.
Dec 9 - 12:49 AM

J.J. Barea scored 21 points with four rebounds, 10 assists and four 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Clippers on Saturday.

He continues to see minutes in the low 20s and he's been pretty solid over his last five, averaging 12.0 points, 2.8 boards, 8.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 treys. He's a decent player to trot out there in 14-team leagues, but the low upside hurts his allure as an add in standards. It's possible Seth Curry (leg) hurts his playing time later this month.
Dec 2 - 4:54 PM

J.J. Barea came off the bench to hit 7-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 22 minutes of Monday's loss to the Spurs.

JJB had a four-point dud on Saturday but has been playing well, averaging 13.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over his last five games. He's worth a look if you need a guard who can dish and hit 3-pointers. That is, until Seth Curry (leg) is finally ready to play for the Mavs.
Nov 27 - 11:18 PM

J.J Barea scored a season-high 20 points with seven assists, three rebounds and four 3-pointers in 23 minutes on Saturday, helping the Mavericks earn their third win of the season.

The veteran combo-guard hit 5-of-10 FG and 6-of-7 FTs, and his four 3-pointers also marked a season-high. Barea hasn't played more than 27 minutes in a game this season, which doesn't bode well since Seth Curry (leg) has yet to debut and the Mavs will inevitably skew toward younger lineups.
Nov 18 - 11:58 PM

J.J. Barea scored 16 points with six rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers vs. the Spurs on Tuesday.

Barea hit 6-of-11 shots and his only free throw and did all of his damage in 27 minutes. The Mavs love their two-PG lineups which explains why Barea is still relevant with Dennis Smith Jr. rolling, but that may not be the case when Seth Curry (leg) returns soon. Barea is more of a deep-league asset for that reason.
Nov 14 - 11:33 PM

J.J. Barea finished with 13 points, five assists and four rebounds across 23 minutes off the bench in Friday's home loss against New Orleans.

Barea hit 5-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-6 from behind the 3-point line, which was much needed since the starters were struggling with their shot. He rebounded rather nicely after a dismal 0-of-9 shooting night last time out against the Clippers.
Nov 4 - 12:03 AM

J.J. Barea scored two points with two rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 19 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

This was easily his worst game, and he did only play 1.8 minutes next to Dennis Smith Jr. Barea should have some decent value in 14-team leagues, but the demand won't be very high for him.
Nov 2 - 2:23 AM

J.J. Barea hit 7-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers for 17 points, two rebounds, one assist and five turnovers in Monday's blowout loss to the Jazz.

He's scored in double figures in five of his last six games and has hit at least one 3-pointer in every game this season. Tonight was a garbage-time special in a blowout, but JJB is playing well enough to be owned in most leagues these days.
Oct 31 - 12:07 AM

J.J. Barea scored nine points with three rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

Coach Rick Carlisle seems to like Barea in the 22-27 minute window no matter his options are until Seth Curry (leg) gets back. Barea has posted somewhat respectable numbers in his previous five with averages of 13.6 points, 3.4 boards, 6.0 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.2 treys. He's a low-upside player to hold, but his owners don't have to hold too tight in the event a hot free agent emerges.
Oct 26 - 10:38 PM

J.J. Barea played 26 minutes off the bench and hit 6-of-14 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, three rebounds and eight assists on Monday.

Barea has come off the bench in three of his four games this season and Dennis Smith Jr. was back in action tonight. JJB is averaging 13.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 3-pointers on the season, and while he'll take a hit once Devin Harris (personal) and Seth Curry (leg) are back, he does look like a sneaky DFS play and possibly a short-term fix in deeper standard leagues.
Oct 23 - 11:39 PM

J.J. Barea scored 19 points off the bench with five rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

He came off the bench, most likely because coach Rick Carlisle didn't want to put him on James Harden, but Barea tends to produce no matter where his minutes come from. Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) isn't expected to miss much time, but Barea should have a role around 20 minutes until Seth Curry (leg) can return. He's worth considering in 14-team leagues.
Oct 21 - 11:12 PM

J.J. Barea started for Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) on Friday vs. the Kings and scored nine points (4-of-14 FGs) with 10 assists, one rebound, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

Smith Jr. has a "little swelling" in his knee, but the injury isn't believed to be serious. The rookie has been ruled out for at least one more game on Saturday vs. Houston, so look for Barea to draw the start again. He'll be a popular short-term pickup and averaged 17.0 points and 6.2 assists in six starts last season.
Oct 21 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2Yogi Ferrell
3J.J. Barea
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
3Antonius Cleveland
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Maxi Kleber
4Josh McRoberts
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Salah Mejri
3Nerlens Noel
4Jeff Withey
5Johnathan Motley