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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 (left rib muscle strain) will be available to play Friday vs. the Raptors.
Barea was initially injured in Friday's win over the Knicks. However, it is just a minor issue that won't cost him a game. Bares is averaging 11.4 points, 6.3 assists and 1.7 treys in 23.4 minutes per contest this season. Mar 16 - 12:29 PM

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J.J. Barea is questionable for Friday's game vs. the Raptors with a left rib muscle strain.

"I don't know that he's going to miss the game tomorrow," coach Rick Carlisle said. Barea picked up the injury on Tuesday vs. the Knicks, but we'll have to wait until Friday's morning shootaround before we know more. If Barea can't go, Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell will have to play as many minutes as they can handle, and the Mavs may use this chance to take an extended look at Kyle Collinsworth.
Mar 15 - 12:27 PM

J.J. Barea tied his season-high with 13 assists in 23 minutes on Sunday, adding four points on 2-of-9 shooting, one rebound and one steal.

The savvy veteran had nine assists after his first 10 minutes on the court tonight, with most of them going to Dwight Powell near the rim. Assists are one of the hardest stats to find on the waiver wire, which continues to give Barea niche appeal -- he's averaging 6.7 assists and 1.9 triples over the Mavs' past seven games.
Mar 11 - 10:07 PM

J.J. Barea scored 20 points with five boards, five assists and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Grizzlies on Saturday.

He helped the Mavs get an easy win with a lot of easy shots tonight. Dennis Smith Jr. (knee) didn't play, so that definitely helped. If you look at per-minute stats, Barea per-36 averages of 17.9 points, 4.9 boards, 10.4 dimes and 2.5 treys when he's not with DSJ. Barea should be owned in most leagues in competitive leagues.
Mar 10 - 11:26 PM

J.J. Barea hit 2-of-9 shots for seven points, eight rebounds, six assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes of Tuesday's win over the Nuggets.

Barea's line would have looked much better had he hit some shots, but he's finally starting to cool off for the Mavs. Over his last three games, off the bench, he's averaging 8.7 points, 3.3 boards, 4.3 assists and 2.0 3-pointers. That's a far cry from his five-game averages of 16.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.0 3-pointers a week ago. Yogi Ferrell and Dennis Smith Jr. appear to be coming on for the Mavericks, which could be bad news for Barea down the stretch.
Mar 6 - 11:56 PM

J.J. Barea moved to the bench on Monday, but still hit 7-of-11 shots and three 3-pointers for 19 points, two rebounds and nine assists in 26 minutes.

It may not matter if he's coming off the bench or starting, as he's averaging 16.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 10.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 3.0 3-pointers over his last four games. Just keep rolling him out there until further notice.
Feb 26 - 11:31 PM

J.J. Barea will come off the bench on Monday, giving way to big man Dwight Powell, who will start for the Mavs.

Barea's been playing really well and owners have to hope that he'll still get plenty of minutes off the bench. He comes in on fire, averaging 16 points, 10.3 assists and three 3-pointers per game over his last three games.
Feb 26 - 8:32 PM

J.J. Barea went for 17 points and 12 assists over 33 minutes in Saturday's 97-90 loss at Utah.

Barea hit 8-of-17 from the field, while adding 1-of-4 from behind the 3-point line, and he added three rebounds, one steal and just one turnover with a plus-10 rating. The veteran guard is enjoying his best stretch of the season, averaging 16.0 PPG, 10.3 APG, 3.4 RPG, 3.0 3-pointers per game and 1.0 SPG over the past three outings. He has recorded at least one steal in six of the past seven games, too.
Feb 25 - 12:30 AM

J.J. Barea finished with 12 points, six assists, two rebounds and a steal over 26 minutes in Friday's 124-102 road loss against the Lakers.

Barea was a decent 4-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, and he split his pair of free throws. He is averaging 13.7 PPG, 9.3 APG and 2.7 APG with 1.0 SPG over his past three outings. His three-game streak with 10 or more points ties his second-longest such streak of the season. He'll look to make it four in a row when the team travels to Utah on Saturday.
Feb 24 - 1:48 AM

J.J. Barea returned from a day of rest on Tuesday vs. the Kings, scoring 19 points with 13 assists, five rebounds, one steal and five triples in 32 minutes.

The fresh legs clearly helped, as Barea's 13 dimes were a season-high and his five triples were as well. This was also his fifth double-double of the season. The Mavs are playing for lottery balls, but with Seth Curry (leg) out for the season and Devin Harris no longer around, maybe Barea can hold onto some low-end value for the time being. Just don't expect anywhere close to this kind of production.
Feb 13 - 11:50 PM

J.J. Barea will be available on Tuesday vs. the Kings.

He was rested on Sunday on the second night of a back-to-back set, but he's healthy and should see his normal allotment of minutes. Yogi Ferrell will lose a handful of minutes with Barea back and Kyle Collinsworth may not play much.
Feb 13 - 7:08 PM

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

It's the second night of a back-to-back set, and with Dallas sitting in 13th in the West, we might be seeing a lot more DNPs for their veterans going forward. Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell are going to be very busy tonight.
Feb 11 - 9:27 AM

J.J. Barea scored six points with eight assists, one steal, one block and one turnover in 28 minutes against the Warriors in the starting lineup on Thursday.

He didn't really see much of a boost and that's not much of a surprise. Barea is basically locked in for a role with minutes in the 20s while Dennis Smith Jr. and Yogi Ferrell are active. Unless you already had him on your short list, the needle doesn't move too much with Devin Harris headed to Denver.
Feb 9 - 12:53 AM

J.J. Barea will start over Yogi Ferrell on Thursday.

It's not really going to chance the value of Barea or Ferrell with coach Rick Carlisle likely just trying something new against the Warriors.
Feb 8 - 10:30 PM

J.J. Barea (oblique) finished with five points, 11 assists and a rebound over 24 minutes in his return Saturday at Sacramento.

Barea struggled from the field, hitting just 2-of-12, including 1-of-9 from behind the 3-point line. Despite the off shooting night he still managed to post a team-high plus-17 rating. The team is on tap for four games in the upcoming week. It appears safe to get him back into the active fantasy lineup in deeper leagues.
Feb 4 - 1:13 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2J.J. Barea
3Kyle Collinsworth
SG1Yogi Ferrell
2Doug McDermott
3Seth Curry
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Jalen Jones
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Maxi Kleber
4Josh McRoberts
5Jameel Warney
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Salah Mejri
3Nerlens Noel
4Johnathan Motley