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J.J. Barea | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 183
College: Northeastern
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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. May 4 - 1:18 PM
Source: ESPN Dallas

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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

J.J. Barea (ankle) went through a full practice on Tuesday.

We'll be considering Barea questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Thunder, and if he is able to return to the lineup, Raymond Felton will likely fall out of the rotation. Devin Harris and Rajon Rondo would also likely lose some minutes upon Barea's return.

J.J. Barea (ankle) will not be able to play vs. the Pacers on Sunday.

The Mavericks desperately could have used Barea tonight with Monta Ellis (calf) out of commission, but instead they will have to lean on Rajon Rondo, Devin Harris, Richard Jefferson and Raymond Felton. This will be Barea's fourth consecutive game on the sidelines, and considering he is still experiencing soreness in his ankle, the Mavericks won't be in a hurry to rush him back.

J.J. Barea (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

He has been sidelined for the past three games, but he has already said that he is hopeful to return on Sunday. Barea's presence off the bench would be crucial if Monta Ellis (calf) sits this one out, but he is still only worth a look in deeper leagues. If Barea can't go, expect Rajon Rondo and Devin Harris to log heavy minutes vs. the Pacers.

J.J. Barea (ankle) said he is hopeful he'll be able to return to the lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

We'll be considering Barea questionable for that one, and it'll be Devin Harris as the primary beneficiary for however long Barea is out. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers through the month of March, so he can be viewed as a low-end option in deep leagues.
Mar 27 - 1:00 PM

J.J. Barea (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game vs. the Spurs.

With Barea unavailable, Devin Harris will have the opportunity for some extended minutes. Harris is averaging 8.9 points, 2.1 assists, 1.1 three-pointers and 0.8 steals per game through the month of March, so his value is limited to deep leagues.
Mar 26 - 3:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Devin Harris
3Raymond Felton
SG1Monta Ellis
2J.J. Barea
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Richard Jefferson
3Al-Farouq Aminu
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Amare Stoudemire
3Charlie Villanueva
4Dwight Powell
C1Tyson Chandler
2Greg Smith
3Bernard James