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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 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

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J.J. Barea scored 20 points with one rebound, seven assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

He carried the Mavs late with nine consecutive points in the fourth quarter in a 2:32 span. The Mavs are still likely to limit him, and this was his first game over 20 minutes since his January injury. Barea is playing well and even had a 13-dime game, but we'd like to see him play over 20 minutes again before suggesting he's an add. Give him a look in deep leagues. The Mavs only have three games this upcoming week.
Mar 19 - 3:20 PM

J.J. Barea dished out a season-high 13 assists on Wednesday, adding six points and two rebounds in 20 minutes during a 112-107 win vs. the Wizards.

Barea's previous high was eight assists, set back on Nov. 8, but he looked great leading the second unit tonight. His big game cut into the playing time of starter Yogi Ferrell, who managed nine points, three assists and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes. If you need a cheap guard, give Barea a glance.
Mar 15 - 10:42 PM

J.J. Barea scored five points with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 16 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

With three lower-leg injuries this year, the Mavs will be keeping the clamps on him for minutes. Barea doesn't have enough upside to grab almost anywhere.
Mar 12 - 1:14 AM

J.J. Barea (calf strain) said he will play on Saturday vs. the Suns.

Barea returned to action on Friday night for the first time since injuring his calf back on Jan. 20, so there was some doubt as to whether he would sit out the second night of a back-to-back. However, Barea appeared to avoid a setback and looked good on Friday, scoring nine points in 14 minutes. Barea's minutes will likely increase going forward, which will eat into Yogi Ferrell's playing time.
Mar 11 - 9:14 AM

J.J. Barea (calf strain) returned to action on Friday vs. the Nets and scored nine points in 14 minutes.

He's been out since Jan. 20, but he didn't look rusty at all in his 14 minutes, shooting 3-of-6 from the field with three assists, one rebound and one triple. The Mavs are still in the hunt for the No. 8 seed, so Barea could steal some minutes away from rookie PG Yogi Ferrell moving forward. We'd still rather own Ferrell, but just keep an eye on this position battle. According to coach Rick Carlisle, Barea is expected to play on Saturday vs. the Suns, an indication that his calf held up well tonight.
Mar 11 - 12:19 AM

J.J. Barea (calf) says he is ready to return Friday vs. the Nets and is confident he will be able to stay healthy.

The Mavs have been more patient with Barea during this rehab stint and believe it will pay dividends. "I feel really good," Barea said on Thursday. "We were more patient this time – did a lot of extra stuff – so hopefully I’m able to start [Friday] and then finish the year strong." Barea will be on a minutes restriction, but coach Rick Carlisle didn’t provide specifics. "We’ll work him in there," Carlisle said. "I think we plan to play him both halves, and then shut him down and get him ready for the next night if all goes well." Barea can be left on waivers in standard leagues for now.
Mar 10 - 9:34 AM

J.J. Barea (left calf strain) will play on Friday vs. the Nets according to coach Rick Carlisle.

Barea already said on Wednesday that he would play, but it's always good to get confirmation from the head coach as well. Barea will have minute restrictions, but Carlisle did say that he would play in both halves. He's only a pickup in deeper leagues because it could take him a while to get his legs under him. With Barea back, Yogi Ferrell and Seth Curry could lose some touches.
Mar 9 - 1:48 PM

J.J. Barea (left calf strain) said that he'll play Friday vs. the Nets.

Barea hasn't stepped foot on the court since Jan. 20, so expect him to be eased back into things in Dallas. It'll probably take a couple of weeks before Barea is logging significant minutes again for the Mavericks, but once he is fully up to speed, he could siphon away some minutes from Yogi Ferrell. Barea could be worth a speculative grab in deep leagues if you've got someone to cut, but those in standard formats can probably use a wait-and-see approach here.
Mar 8 - 9:00 AM

J.J. Barea (left calf strain) is listed as out for Tuesday's game vs. the Lakers.

This is certainly not surprising, as he was considered "very doubtful" as recently as Monday. However, Barea appears to be inching closer to a return, possibly as soon as Friday when the Mavs host the Nets. Still, even after Barea is back in the lineup, he will likely be on a minutes restriction for quite a while.
Mar 7 - 12:24 PM

J.J. Barea (left calf strain) will be re-evaluated on Monday.

Coach Rick Carlisle said Barea will go through an extensive workout on Monday and that he will update his timetable after that. Carlisle said Barea is very doubtful to play on Tuesday vs. the Lakers, but an earlier report suggested that we could see the PG back in action on March 10 vs. the Nets. Expect Barea to have heavy minute restrictions upon his return.
Mar 6 - 1:35 PM

J.J. Barea (left calf strain) will not play on Sunday vs. the Thunder.

Per head coach Rick Carlisle, the earliest Barea will return to the lineup is on Mar. 10 vs. Brooklyn. Yogi Ferrell will continue to get the bulk of the PG minutes with Quinn Cook backing him up, while Seth Curry will remain a focal point of the Dallas offense. Barea will be limited upon his return and is just a stash in deeper leagues.
Mar 5 - 9:13 AM

J.J. Barea (left calf strain) will miss at least another week, according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

Refuting an earlier report in the Dallas Morning News, Carlisle said that the earliest Barea could return would be next Friday vs. Brooklyn. Starter Yogi Ferrell will continue to see the lion's share of minutes at point guard while Barea remains sidelined.
Mar 3 - 12:38 PM

J.J. Barea (calf) is hopeful he will return to the Mavs lineup on Friday night vs. Memphis.

Barea, who has missed the last six weeks with a calf strain, traveled with the team to Atlanta on Wednesday to work out with the athletic training staff. Back on Monday, it was reported that Barea would miss another week, so he may be improving a bit quicker than expected over the last few days. When Barea does return, he will eat into the minutes of Yogi Ferrell, Devin Harris and Quinn Cook.
Mar 3 - 9:23 AM

J.J. Barea (calf) will miss at least one more week.

This means the earliest we will see him again is on Mar. 7, but that's not a lock. Yogi Ferrell is locked into heavy minutes this week, while Quinn Cook could get a look as well after signing his 10-day contract this week.
Feb 27 - 7:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Yogi Ferrell
2J.J. Barea
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
3Manny Harris
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Nicolas Brussino
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Jarrod Uthoff
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Nerlens Noel
3Salah Mejri
4A.J. Hammons