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J.J. Barea | Guard

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
College: Northeastern
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J.J. Barea (ankle) is hopeful to return for Friday's game vs. Houston.
Barea is averaging 19.8 minutes per game this season, so he's more of a deep-league asset anyways. Raymond Felton is playing well and should benefit the most, while Devin Harris will also see a slight uptick in minutes. Nov 30 - 6:23 PM

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J.J. Barea (ankle) will not play in the next three games.

He has a right ankle sprain and said he rolled it "pretty good" on Wednesday. With Barea out, the Mavs will be using more of Raymond Felton and Devin Harris. With Justin Anderson improving, he could get regular minutes, too. Barea could miss more time beyond next week.
Nov 27 - 2:32 PM

J.J. Barea (ankle) said he rolled his ankle "pretty good" on Wednesday.

"I don't know the severity of it," coach Rick Carlisle said. "But he's in there with an ice machine on it. That's never good." It sounds like Barea is going to miss some time, which means more minutes are headed to Devin Harris and Raymond Felton.
Nov 26 - 12:34 AM

J.J. Barea sprained his left ankle on Wednesday and will not return.

He was in a lot of pain and it did not look good. Barea has been a useful combo guard and was playing 20.3 minutes per game, so the Mavs would miss him. If he's out, there would be more run for Ray Felton and Devin Harris. Justin Anderson or John Jenkins could slide into his rotation spot. Barea left the game with seven points, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. There's really no need to make a speculative add unless you're in a deep league.
Nov 25 - 10:30 PM

J.J. Barea played 27 minutes off the Mavs' bench and hit 5-of-10 shots and zero 3-pointers for 16 points and four assists in Tuesday's loss to Memphis.

The minutes and points were a season high for JJB, who got run down the stretch in a blowout. It didn't hurt that Devin Harris got the night off, either, but Barea will have to perform like this more consistently to be owned in most leagues.
Nov 24 - 10:50 PM

J.J. Barea scored 13 points in 24 minutes against the Pelicans on Saturday, adding one rebound, two assists and two 3-pointers.

While Ray Felton was getting more minutes in the first week of the season, Barea has still held steady with minutes in the mid 20s. He's only worth a look in deep leagues, though.
Nov 8 - 3:03 AM

J.J. Barea (stomach) is probable for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

Barea was present at shootaround on Thursday and is expected to play after missing practice on Wednesday. The 31-year-old doesn't offer much upside for fantasy owners in standard leagues, but he's worth a flier as backcourt depth in deeper leagues.
Nov 5 - 12:23 PM

J.J. Barea scored 10 points with seven assists and one 3-pointer in 24 minutes against the Lakers on Sunday.

His minutes should remain in the low 20s while the Mavs are healthy and they will likely stay there when they rest some of their starters. Barea is worth a look in deep leagues, assuming you're OK with a sub-par field goal percentage.
Nov 2 - 12:06 AM

J.J. Barea scored 12 points with one rebound, nine assists and two 3-pointers in 21 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday.

With the Mavs set to get guys back, Barea is likely to be the least affected among the guards who played tonight.. He should still get minutes in the low 20s on Sunday against the Lakers, which makes him a 20-team option.
Oct 30 - 1:27 AM

J.J. Barea played 25 minutes off the bench on Wednesday with 10 points, four rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.

It wasn't a great game for Barea, but he could have more minutes headed his way. Deron Williams (knee) suffered a knee contusion, which means Barea and Ray Felton would be the last two point guards left. Barea is a low-end pickup in 16-team leagues.
Oct 29 - 4:14 AM

J.J. Barea (rest) will not play vs. Cleveland on Monday.

Deron Williams (calf) is questionable to be ready for the season opener and has already been ruled out for the remainder of the preseason, so Barea could find himself playing big minutes right out of the gate. If you are in a deep league and could use some 3-pointers and assists, Barea is worth a look as a speculative add.
Oct 18 - 5:04 PM

J.J. Barea is expected to serve as the primary backup point guard.

"I’m doing great and feel great," Barea said. "Just enjoying this training camp. You know, I came (into training camp) in good shape, because I was playing a lot." Considering the recent health history of Deron Williams and the litany of injury questions currently worth asking in Dallas, Barea could be in for a larger than expected role as the season progresses.
Oct 5 - 11:54 AM

J.J. Barea is expected to play more point guard this year.

About 75 percent of his minutes last year came at the point, so it's likely he'll be near 90-95 percent. The Mavs have some major issues at the one, but it's still not worth drafting Barea in most leagues.
Oct 3 - 4:35 PM

J.J. Barea struggled to get it going from the field during Sunday's loss to Mexico, scoring 12 points on 4-of-14 shooting to go with 10 assists, two rebounds, two steals and two over 34 minutes.

Deron Williams is the starting point guard in Dallas, so it'll be tough for Barea to gain much traction in fantasy leagues fighting for reserve minutes with Devin Harris. If Williams goes down at any point, Barea will pop up on the radar in deep leagues, but he's not going to be worth drafting in almost any format.
Sep 6 - 11:53 PM

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said he's still figuring out the backcourt roles of J.J. Barea and Devin Harris.

With Deron Williams in town, Carlisle will have the challenge of divvying up minutes between Barea and Harris. "Trying to keep it balanced out with him and Harris is a bit challenging," Carlisle said. "But both of them playing together has been good. And we can’t play them both 48 minutes." Barea and Harris would see an increase in fantasy value if Williams goes down with an injury, but neither should be targeted in standard fantasy leagues.
Aug 18 - 1:19 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Raymond Felton
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Devin Harris
3John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Jeremy Evans
3Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Charlie Villanueva
3Dwight Powell
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Salah Mejri
4Satnam Singh