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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 played down the stretch against the Nuggets on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points, three rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.
He was the focal point of the offense while he was out there. Barea was only playing 15.9 minutes per game in his previous 10, so he'll be right back in that region on once Rajon Rondo (Achilles) is back. Rondo's injury doesn't sound serious. Jan 14 - 11:34 PM

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J.J. Barea made his first start of the season in Sunday's win vs. the Thunder, posting nine points, four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 23 minutes alongside Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis.

The unusually small lineup was deployed with Tyson Chandler sidelined by back spasms, which shifted Dirk Nowitzki to center. The veteran Barea has found his comfort zone since re-joining coach Rick Carlisle in Dallas this season, but his usual 15-minute role is too limited for use in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:39:00 PM

J.J. Barea will start for Dallas against the Thunder on Sunday.

Tyson Chandler is sidelined for this game due to back spasms, so coach Rick Carlisle opted to go small by inserting Barea into the lineup. However, Barea's value will be limited to deeper leagues for owners in need of short-term value, and owners in standard leagues can look elsewhere. He is averaging just 7.3 points and 3.4 assists in 16 minutes per game this season, so there is nothing to get excited about here.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:33:00 PM

J.J. Barea moved past Chris Paul for the top spot in the assist/turnover ratio at 5.00, and finished Tuesday's game with 10 points, five assists, one board and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.

Barea has been solid since returning to Dallas this season, and has given them a much needed spark off of the bench. However, unless a couple of injuries strike the backcourt in Dallas, he will only be an asset in deeper leagues for owners in need of assists and 3-pointers.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:31:00 AM

J.J. Barea moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Warriors with six points, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

He played 23 minutes in a start on Wednesday, so there wasn't a big difference. Barea will likely need both Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris to miss time in order to have value in even deep leagues.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 04:51:00 PM

J.J. Barea started for Jameer Nelson (shoulder) but hit just 1-of-7 shots for two points and one assist in 23 minutes on Wednesday.

Rick Carlisle wanted to keep Devin Harris with the second unit, and he played very well with 20 points. Barea has actually been pretty solid off the Dallas bench, so look for him to bounce back in his next game.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 01:00:00 AM

J.J. Barea will start against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

Usually the Mavericks go with Devin Harris, but they'll mix is up and strengthen their second unit. The Pelicans really struggle on the perimeter with their bench guys, so Harris could still have a big day. Barea is only an option in deep leagues.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 07:53:00 PM

J.J. Barea came off the Mavs' bench on Tuesday for a season-high 17 points, three 3-pointers, three rebounds and one assist in just 21 minutes.

He shot 7-of-16 from the field and was coming off three straight games in single-digits, so skepticism is warranted. There's already too much competition in the Mavs' backcourt for Barea to hold reliable value, and Raymond Felton (ankle) has yet to step on the court.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 11:07:00 PM

J.J. Barea played just 17 minutes and had seven points and two assists on 2-of-5 shooting Saturday.

Devin Harris was back from his ankle injury and Raymond Felton will be back from his suspension next week, meaning that JJB's hot streak should be over.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 11:39:00 PM

J.J. Barea scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-7 shots (5-of-5 3PTs) with two rebounds and eight assists in 22 minutes.

Barea saw this much volume because Devin Harris (ankle) was out. With Harris still not ruled out for Saturday's game it's hard to get behind anything but daily league value for Barea.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 01:03:00 AM

J.J. Barea's big game off the bench on Wednesday reminded his teammates of his first stint with the Mavericks.

With Devin Harris nursing a sprained ankle, Barea scoring 14 points with six assists and a three-pointer in 23 minutes and reminded teammate Tyson Chandler of the guard's play during the Mavericks' championship run. "J.J. was vintage J.J. in a Mavericks uniform," Chandler said. Barea could be a nice fill-in if Harris is unable to play against the Lakers on Friday, but he doesn't have much long-term value in standard fantasy leagues.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:46:00 AM

J.J. Barea came off the bench on Wednesday and had 14 points, six assists and a 3-pointer in 23 minutes.

Devin Harris was out with a sprained ankle, Raymond Felton is suspended and Jameer Nelson couldn't throw it in the ocean tonight. Barea has been playing well though, averaging 9.6 points and 6.0 assists in his last five games, which include two 14-point outings. But once Harris is back, he simply won't be trustworthy enough to play for your fantasy team.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:35:00 AM

J.J. Barea played 14 minutes off the bench on Saturday vs. the Pelicans with eight points, three assists and one steal.

He's playing minutes at both guard spots and it should be interesting to see what happens when Raymond Felton (ankle) comes back. Barea won't be worth using in most formats even while Felton is out.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 09:54:00 PM

J.J. Barea made his season debut on Thursday with four points, four boards and three assists in 19 minutes.

He is way too far down the depth chart to be picked up in most fantasy leagues. Barea did get a nice ovation in his return to Dallas.
Fri, Oct 31, 2014 02:01:00 AM

J.J. Barea said he wished he never left the Mavericks.

"I wish I would have never left, but things happen," he said. Barea said he missed Dallas, but as ESPN Dallas points out, his bank account is better off for having signed with the Timberwolves on a 4-year, $18 million contract when he did. Barea is not expected to make an immediate impact, but should be able to carve out a small role in familiar surroundings.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 03:06:00 PM