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January 12, 2019, 2:44 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
The fears have been confirmed as J.J. Barea is done for the year with a torn right Achilles tendon.
They are currently evaluating the severity of Barea's tear and many are hoping this isn't the end of the 34-year old's career. Coach Rick Carlisle has been looking for a way to get Jalen Brunson more playing time and this will do it but it may not be enough to warrant standard league consideration as Dennis Smith is likely to return soon.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 12, 2019, 12:34 amJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs believe that J.J. Barea tore his right Achilles tendon in Friday's win over the Wolves, possibly ending his 2018-19 season.
This is an unfortunate twist of fate for the still-productive 34-year-old Barea, who had in recent games, been seeing more fantasy time on competitive teams in deep leagues over Dennis Smith Jr. for his solid assists production and reasonable peripherals. With him possibly out, we should the Mavs look to Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris to fill the void.
Source: Tim McMahon on Twitter
January 11, 2019, 10:43 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (lower leg) left Friday’s game in the fourth quarter and finished the win over the Wolves with 16 points, seven assists and a three.
Coach Rick Carlisle said that Barea will get an MRI tomorrow so we’ll relay the results when they come in. Barea is constantly injured and if he has to miss time it could be Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris who benefit assuming Dennis Smith Jr. misses more time with back tightness.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
January 7, 2019, 7:37 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea will be available for the Mavs in their Monday night tilt vs. the Lakers.
He returns after a one-game absence and will be able to deliver assists and a handful of points for teams in leagues that are 16-deep or larger.
Source: Mark Followill on Twitter
January 5, 2019, 6:11 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (left ankle soreness) has been ruled out of Saturdya's game.
It should be a busy night for Dennis Smith Jr. and Jalen Brunson since Barea and Devin Harris are out. The Mavs have a lot of backcourt options but nobody who's been must-own in standard leagues (assuming you count Luka Doncic as a forward). Smith has the most upside of the bunch but there really isn't a lot to work with here unless you're looking for a stream or a cheap DFS dart throw.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
January 5, 2019, 1:49 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (left ankle soreness) is listed as questionable to face the 76ers on Saturday.
Barea missed two games in December from a left ankle sprain so this might be related. Although efficient, his 19.8 minute per game role makes him an unreliable fantasy option except for a random spot-start to get some assists.
December 26, 2018, 11:44 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea delivered 18 points, five rebounds, seven assists, a steal and four 3-pointers in 29 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's defeat of the Pelicans.
The Mavs went with a no-PG starting five against the Pelicans (depending on how you want to classify Luka Doncic) but the PG group was still productive. Devin Harris chipped in 16 points with a pair of threes, and the Mavs needed every ounce of production they could get tonight as they escaped with a narrow win over the struggling Pelicans. Barea is a fine assists specialist in all formats while Harris is only an option in super deep leagues.
December 25, 2018, 9:18 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (left hamstring tightness) is probable to play on Wednesday.
Barea picked up the injury on Sunday but there hasn't been much concern about it, so we're fully expecting him to play tomorrow. He's fine to use as an assists specialist.
December 23, 2018, 10:16 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea experienced some hamstring tightness on Sunday but is probable to return to the game.
The 34-year-old Barea is no spring chicken, so incidences come with the wear and tear baggage that he brings to the table. That said, he's been a solid play in deep leagues while Dennis Smith Jr. (wrist) has been convalescing.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
December 21, 2018, 1:26 amJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea led the Mavs point guard group on Thursday with 19 points, eight assists, three rebounds and a 3-pointer in 27 minutes off the bench.
He outplayed starter Jalen Brunson — so did Devin Harris (13 points in 19 minutes), for that matter — and was able to put up a nice line despite being on the injury report with an ankle injury. He's a solid option for any fantasy teams that could use some help in the assists department.
December 20, 2018, 12:07 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (knee) and Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) are probable for Thursday's matchup with the Clippers.
Barea returned from his knee injury on Tuesday and Nowitzki has played in every game since his return despite his perpetual appearance on the injury report. We're expecting both guys to play but will let you know if that changes.
December 18, 2018, 11:35 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (ankle) logged 21 minutes in Tuesday's loss to the Nuggets, scoring 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting with four rebounds and five assists in 21 minutes.
Barea did not have any money counters but this is generally what he does when he gets this much run. If that works for you in a deep league, give him a look.
December 18, 2018, 2:12 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (ankle) will play on Tuesday, as expected.
Barea was listed as questionable but had been saying he'd play tonight as far back as Sunday. His presence will hurt Devin Harris and might cap Jalen Brunson's minutes, but Barea is available if you want to stream for assists in what should be a high-scoring affair with Denver.
Source: Dwain Price on Twitter
December 17, 2018, 3:04 pmJ.J. Barea - G - Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (ankle) went through a limited practice on Monday and remains questionable for Tuesday's game.
Barea said yesterday that he's planning on playing tomorrow so we'll see what happens. There'll be another update tomorrow from Denver, and if Barea returns it'll hurt Devin Harris' playing time.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter