August 10, 2020, 8:51 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea started for the Mavs on Monday and was impressive as he turned back the clock to deliver 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting with two rebounds, two 3s and eight assists in 26 minutes.
Yup, the old man's still got it. That said, the Mavs were without their regular studs, Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porizingis, so don't bet money on Barea making a habit of going off like this for the remainder of the Mavs' seeding games. Trey Burke chipped in 14 points (5-of-10 FG, 2-of-2 3PM) one rebound, four dimes and two steals off the bench.
August 4, 2020, 7:01 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright failed to score, compiling just four assists and two rebounds in 17 minutes during Tuesday's victory over the Kings.
Despite the fact Seth Curry (leg) was sidelined, Wright still failed to have an impact and his fantasy value appears shot at this stage. Both J.J. Barea and Trey Burke are ahead of him in the rotation and Wright can be sadly ignored in all resumption formats.
August 4, 2020, 6:58 pmTrey BurkePG, Dallas Mavericks
Trey Burke came off the bench after initially being listed as a starter, ending with just seven points and one steal in 24 minutes during Tuesday's win.
Burke was slated to be the fill-in starter after Seth Curry (leg) was ruled out but the coaching staff obviously had a change of heart. J.J. Barea was given the starting nod which meant Burke saw his usual role off the bench. Both players struggled to get anything going and Burke continues to be one of the streakiest scorers around. Given his inconsistencies, he makes for a very risky play no matter the format.
August 4, 2020, 6:55 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea started for the Mavs on Tuesday but finished with just one point, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 14 minutes.
Barea was a late inclusion in the starting lineup after it was initially announced that Trey Burke would start. Unfortunately, that is where the good news ended for Barea as he struggled mightily in the victory. He provides a leadership role for the Mavs but typically provides very little in terms of production. At best, he should be viewed as an assist streaming option and even that is a risky call.
July 28, 2020, 11:24 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
JJ Barea put up 14 points, with 11 in the fourth quarter alone, during Tuesday's scrimmage finale.
Barea added two rebounds, three assists and a pair of 3-pointers in his 15 minutes and there are a couple ways to spin this. On one hand, it's good that Barea had a nice game. On the other, it might be a bad sign that he was playing crunch time in the final scrimmage while sharing the court with the very end of Dallas' roster. He's going to be fighting with Delon Wright and Trey Burke for backup minutes, but he's not looking like the frontrunner after reading tonight's tea leaves.
July 26, 2020, 6:53 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
JJ Barea produced 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers in Sunday's scrimmage outing.
Barea was the best of the Mavs' backup guards in this one as the battle wages on to see who will pick up Jalen Brunson's minutes. Seth Curry looks locked in as the starting shooting guard, leaving Delon Wright as Barea's main competition. Wright outplayed Barea in this one (25 minutes to 23) but only stamped the box score with six points, five assists and two steals. Wright is definitely the higher-upside player of the two, but whoever gets the lion's share has a chance at late-round value — Wright for assists and defense and Barea as a straight dimes specialist.
July 23, 2020, 9:26 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field in Thursday's scrimmage win over the Lakers, posting 23 points and six 3-pointers in just 14 minutes of action.
Well, Curry certainly didn't have to shake off any rust. He was absolutely rolling prior to the league's shutdown (and an ankle sprain that cost him the final three games of the "real" regular season) and shot a cool .453 from deep on the year, so this sort of marksmanship is well within his range of output. The Mavs will need someone to step up as a secondary distributor with Jalen Brunson out and Curry's shooting may help his case for more minutes. Delon Wright was decent with five points, two rebounds, five assists, a block and a triple in 22 minutes while J.J. Barea went scoreless with two dimes in 17 minutes. Keep an eye on how Rick Carlisle reshapes his backcourt group, as it's possible that one or two of this trio emerges with late-round value for the resumption season.
July 22, 2020, 3:49 pmTrey BurkePG, Dallas Mavericks
Trey Burke will enter a quarantine period upon arriving in Orlando on Wednesday.
Burke signed with the Mavs in late June for the rest of the season as the Mavs look to make their first playoff appearance since the 2015-16 season. Burke will be a part of the guard rotation off the bench but will struggle to provide fantasy value as he will have to compete with the likes of Delon Wright and J.J. Barea for minutes.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
July 9, 2020, 4:08 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
In his 11th season with the Mavs and his 14th season overall, J.J. Barea finished outside the top-300 in per-game value in 8-cat leagues while his value fell by two rounds in 9-cat formats.
Barea has made a home for himself in Dallas, but saw his role diminish this season as he logged just 15.0 mpg. He posted 7.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 1.1 threes and 1.3 turnovers while shooting .413 from the field, .382 from distance and a superb .944 from the charity stripe. At the age of 36, J.J. is in the twighlight of his career and will have trouble finishing higher than where he ended up this past season. He is an impending free agent after the resumption season and it is unclear if he and the Mavs want to run it back for one more year.
March 6, 2020, 6:55 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (sore right ankle) will be available on Friday to face the Grizzlies.
Luka Doncic (illness) is playing so Barea is unlikely to play a major role. Tim Hardaway Jr. is going to miss this game so perhaps Barea is a bit better than usual. He's still just a 3-pointer streamer all in all.
Source: Mavs PR on TWitter
March 5, 2020, 5:47 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left shoulder contusion) and J.J. Barea (sore right ankle) are questionable to play in Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.
Luka Dončić (illness) is also questionable for Friday's showdown. This is a situation to monitor to see who ends up playing before making any roster adjustments. Barea is off the fantasy radar but Hardaway has standard league streaming appeal as a three-point specialist.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 5, 2020, 5:41 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Dončić (illness) is officially listed as questionable ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Grizzlies.
Dončić was sent home on Thursday and was unable to practice. We should learn more regarding the young All-Star's availability Friday afternoon. Seth Curry, Delon Wright, Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.J. Barea could all see increased value if Luka misses the game. It is worth noting that Barea and Hardaway are also questionable for the contest.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 4, 2020, 8:01 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (right ankle soreness) was ruled out on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.
Barea is inconsistent when the Mavs are healthy and hasn't played more than 20 minutes in each of the past four games. He can be streamed for assists when the Mavs have injuries in the backcourt, but he can be left on the waiver wire until then.
Source: Mark Followill on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 2:16 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
J.J. Barea (right ankle soreness) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game.
Seth Curry continues to be considered questionable as well. Delon Wright should be in the mix for greater usage if either Barea or Curry cannot play. While Barea is a decent playmaker, his role has been fairly limited.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 1, 2020, 6:16 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright started for Luka Doncic on Sunday and came away with four points, eight rebounds, six assists and three steals in 32 minutes.
A 2-of-9 shooting line was the major blemish here, but Wright's fantasy appeal has always stemmed from his ability to stuff the box score outside of the scoring column. JJ Barea was initially slated to start but came off the bench, chipping in seven assists in 17 minutes. Wright is the better play whenever Doncic sits and is a borderline 12-team option while Barea is just an assists specialist.