March 17, 2018, 9:43 amJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (left rib muscle strain) is listed as doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.
Barea has been dealing with this rib issue for the past few days but played in yesterday’s game nonetheless. He has surprisingly stayed relatively healthy all year and is 15th in the NBA in assists per game this year at 6.3 although playing only 23.3 minutes per game. He has been hot lately with 13.5 points, 7.8 assists and 54.8 percent shooting over his last four games but if he can’t go, Yogi Ferrell and Dennis Smith Jr. should have a slight boost, with Kyle Collinsworth seeing all the backup minutes.
Source: Mavs Game Notes