J.J. Barea

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  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea saw some preseason action on Friday after suffering a torn Achilles in 2018-19 and was able to log 12 minutes while posting three points and one rebound.

    The Mavs have more depth this season at point guard with the likes of younger blood in the form of Delon Wright and Jalen Brunson ready to take the load. Barea isn't going to be much of an asset in fantasy this season, with his best years as a deep-league streamer for guard stats being well behind him.

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (torn right Achilles) will return to the court on Friday against the Bucks.

    Barea didn't travel with the Mavs for their first two preseason games but he was cleared to participate in training camp, so that wasn't necessarily injury-related. The Mavs added a lot of backcourt depth so Barea is only an assists specialist in super deep leagues, but it's good to see him back in action regardless.

    Source: Mark Followill on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea will not travel with the Mavs for their first two preseason games.

    Barea is recovering from a torn Achilles and has been cleared for activity, so he's just getting some additional rest. The plan is to play on Friday and next Monday, when Dallas plays at home. Jalen Brunson and Seth Curry will handle the backup work while Barea is out.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • Tim Hardaway Jr.
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr was a full participant while J.J. Barea went through most of Tuesday's practice for the Mavs.

    Also notable is that Delon Wright (hamstring) was a limited participant. Hardaway and Barea are both coming off major lower-body injuries but look to be healthy as camp opened. Hardaway will have to prove he is back to form after Rick Carlisle mentioned that the starting lineup will be fluid outside of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (torn right Achilles) has been fully cleared for the start of training camp.

    Barea has also been participating in 5-on-5 work. He'll be in the mix for reserve PG minutes, though he'll be competing with Seth Curry and Jalen Brunson for primary backup work behind Delon Wright.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have officially signed veteran J.J. Barea to a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum.

    Given his age (35) and the fact that he's coming off recovery from a torn right Achilles, we do not expect many fantasy-relevant minutes to be produced by the 12-year NBA vet.

    Source: Tim McMahon on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (torn right Achilles) will be cautious in his recovery and will not play for Puerto Rico at the upcoming FIBA World Cup.

    Barea expects to be ready for September's training camp but has decided that rushing back to play high-level international hoops would be a step too far. The tournament opens less than eight months after Barea sustained the injury, and he will instead focus his attention on getting ready for another season in Dallas. With the additions of Delon Wright and Seth Curry, it's unlikely that Barea plays enough to be worth your time in fantasy.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (Achilles) says he is on track to be back at full strength when training camp opens in September.

    Barea tore his right Achilles on January 11, so he'll have nearly nine full months of rehab under his belt when camp opens. He has progressed to jumping up on boxes and jumping rope and can also take jumpers and run some pick-and-roll actions, though he has yet to be cleared for full jumping. We'll keep you updated on Barea's progress as the season approaches.

    Source: Dallas Mavericks

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea has agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum deal with the Mavs.

    It was reported earlier today that the Mavs and Barea would work something out, and he was never expected to head elsewhere in free agency. At 35 and coming off a ruptured right Achilles, Barea may be veteran presence more than on-court asset for the Mavs.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Brad Townsend expects J.J. Barea to re-sign with the Mavs after the free agent frenzy calms down.

    Barea is 35 and coming off a ruptured right Achilles, so the Mavs won't have to fight off other suitors. Both sides have said that they'd like to reunite, and Barea has the looks of a lifetime Mav from here on out. The signing won't impact fantasy circles at all but the team will do right by its long-time vet.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    G, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (ruptured right Achilles tendon) is participating in non-contact basketball activities.

    Barea said he took 600 shots within an hour last week and hopes to play for Puerto Rico during the FIBA World Cup, which would surely help him knock off some of the rust after a eight month layoff. Barea is a free agent, but is expected to re-sign with the Mavs over the summer.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    G, Dallas Mavericks

    Speaking to reporters about upcoming free agency J.J. Barea (torn right Achilles) said, “I know what they want. They know what I want. We’ll figure it out.”

    By all accounts, Barea will be ready to go by training camp and seems likely to return to his familiar role off the bench for the Mavs. It's unclear what Barea has left in the tank at 34 years old and coming off a devastating injury.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    G, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (torn right Achilles) played in 38 games and averaged 10.9 points, 1.0 treys, 2.5 boards and 5.6 assists in 19.8 mpg during the 2018-19 season.

    Barea sounds like he wants to give it a go in training camp and it's possible that his low-leverage game won't be overly reliant on explosive quickness, but the odds are working against him at 34 years old.

  • J.J. Barea
    G, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea (torn right Achilles) has been told by his doctors that he should be ready to go for training camp.

    Barea sustained the injury on January 11. At 34 years old it'll be a tough road back but he had been a valuable part of the Mavs' rotation this year and the team would welcome him back with open arms. We'll keep you updated on his progress throughout the coming months.

    Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter