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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 scored 13 points with four rebounds, four assists and three 3-pointers in 18 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.
Coach Rick Carlisle has trusted Barea with some key minutes last year, and now Barea should have a solidified role with Seth Curry (leg) out indefinitely. Barea has some injury concerns of his own, so he's really just a 20-team flier at best. Oct 13 - 8:19 PM

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J.J. Barea said he was happy to finish the regular season healthy.

Barea played in just 35 games in 2016-17 due to a nagging calf injury. "Personally, it was tough. I’ve never went through what I went through this year," Barea said. "But I was able to finish healthy. I’m going to be able to have a good summer, and I’m going to really work more on my body than basketball." The Mavs have a crowded backcourt, but Barea should be able to carve out a consistent role in 2017-18 if he can stay healthy.
Apr 22 - 11:38 AM

J.J. Barea (rest) has been ruled out for Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

Barea was surprisingly able to stay healthy since his last lower-leg injury in January.
Apr 12 - 6:54 PM

J.J. Barea returned from a rest and hit 5-of-14 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points, four rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 27 minutes in Tuesday's 109-91 loss to the Nuggets.

JJB played very well tonight and might be a go in Wednesday's finale at Memphis, although he started because Wesley Matthews and Harrison Barnes got the night off on Tuesday. The bottom line is that it will be tough to trust any Maverick on Wednesday night as Dallas wraps up a lost season. And in case you're wondering, Tony Romo did NOT play for the Macs tonight, even though he was in uniform as an honorary Maverick for the day.
Apr 11 - 10:53 PM

J.J. Barea is starting on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets, sending Wes Matthews to the bench.

Every player for Dallas is "available" except Seth Curry. However, there's a chance that Matthews and Harrison Barnes could be DNP-CDs tonight. The Mavs will start Yogi Ferrell, Barea, Dorian Finney-Smith, Dirk Nowitzki and Nerlens Noel. Fantasy owners can't trust anyone in Dallas right now anyways since the studs all have limited workloads.
Apr 11 - 8:24 PM

J.J. Barea will rest on Sunday vs. the Suns.

Dallas has nothing left to play for, so they will take it easy on their veteran PG. In fact, he's not even traveling with the team. Yogi Ferrell should see a healthy dose of minutes, and this will give the Mavs a chance to take another long look at Nicolas Brussino.
Apr 8 - 9:31 PM

J.J. Barea came off the Mavericks' bench on Wednesday for 14 points, three rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 22 minutes.

Barea was a DNP-CD candidate after playing 15 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday, but instead he served as a staple of the Mavs' bench tonight. Even though he's active, Barea is far from being a fantasy asset.
Apr 6 - 1:34 AM

J.J. Barea is available to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He was expected to get a rest day this week and he played 15 minutes on Tuesday, so there's still a chance he's a DNP-CD today.
Apr 5 - 9:27 PM

J.J. Barea and Devin Harris could pick up a rest day Wednesday vs. the Clippers.

Rick Carlisle recently hinted that he'll be resting his veterans on back-to-back sets, and it was Wesley Matthews that was dealt a rest day on Tuesday, so it could be both Barea and Harris' turn to hit the sidelines tonight. If both these guys are out, Yogi Ferrell will get all the run he can handle, and Nicolas Brussino would again have the opportunity to flirt with minutes in the 30s. Stay tuned.

J.J. Barea played 15 minutes vs. the Kings on Tuesday, scoring nine points with four assists, three rebounds and three triples.

There was a chance that Barea would rest alongside Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews and Seth Curry (shoulder), but the Mavs limited his minutes instead. Dallas is out of the playoff race, so Barea isn't a lock to play on Wednesday vs. the Clippers. There should be several better options with more upside on your waiver wire.
Apr 5 - 1:48 AM

J.J. Barea is playing against the Kings on Tuesday.

The Mavericks are resting Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews and Seth Curry (shoulder), but Barea will be available tonight and is a decent streaming option if you're targeting assists. Just keep in mind that he's likely to be rested vs. the Clippers on Wednesday on the second night of a back-to-back set.
Apr 4 - 8:49 PM

J.J. Barea could be rested for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

The Mavs might be without Wesley Matthews, Barea and Seth Curry (shoulder) tonight, which would leave Yogi Ferrell and Devin Harris as the only healthy guards in Dallas' backcourt, and both those guys would be on the radar as potential DFS targets if this is indeed how things play out.
Apr 4 - 2:32 PM

J.J. Barea posted 17 points, six assists, three 3-pointers and two rebounds vs. the Bucks on Sunday, as Dallas earned a 109-105 win on the road.

Rick Carlisle said he and Barea "almost got in a fistfight" following Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies. "We just vent for a second, then it's over," Barea said. "We laughed about it the next day." The veteran played his usual role tonight, even going 3-of-4 from downtown, so it's safe to say there were no lingering effects.
Apr 2 - 7:46 PM

J.J. Barea scored 10 points and dished out eight assists in Monday's loss to the Thunder.

Seth Curry was out with a minor shoulder injury, so Barea logged 29 minutes and finished 3-of-9 from the field with one rebound, one steal and two triples. It isn't clear if Curry will miss more time, but if he does, Barea will have some streaming appeal for owners in need of assists since the Mavs have three more games this week.
Mar 28 - 12:18 AM

J.J. Barea was ejected for a flagrant 2 foul on Blake Griffin in the third quarter on Thursday.

This was probably one of the worst flagrant 2 fouls of the season. Barea only have Griffin a shove and may have made some contact to his face. He won't be suspended for this one and will be ready for Saturday against the Raptors. Barea finished with five points, three assists and one 3-pointer. He isn't worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 23 - 10:14 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2Yogi Ferrell
3J.J. Barea
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Josh McRoberts
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Nerlens Noel
3Salah Mejri