February 14, 2018, 1:02 am
J.J. Barea scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting (going 5-of-9 from deep) with 13 assists, five rebounds and one steal in 32 minutes as a starter in Tuesday’s loss.
After resting in Monday’s game against the Rockets, Barea came out huge tonight. He can have these sorts of games, but his role is too inconsistent to be relied upon outside of a streamer for assists in standard leagues. He played at the two tonight next to Dennis Smith Jr. (30 minutes, 17 points, three assists, three rebounds, one steal), which is a role that has alternated between Barea and Yogi Ferrell. Smith Jr. will keep getting run as the starting point guard, and is worth owning as a back-end option if you can stand some fairly heavy inconsistency.