G - FA - RET
Mavericks' veteran PG J.J. Barea has signed a one-year, $2.6 million deal to return with the Dallas Mavericks, per Shams Charania.
Barea will return to the franchise he's spent the majority of his 14-year NBA career with, averaging 7.7 points, 3.9 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.0 triples in 15.5 minutes over 29 games for the Mavs in 2019-20. Barea doesn't provide much fantasy value with the limited minutes he receives but can be streamed as a desperate flex play due to shooting an efficient 41.1 percent from the field.
J.J. Barea started for the resting Luka Doncic and didn't disappoint in 26 minutes. He scored 18 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) with two rebounds, eight assists, and two turnovers in a 122-114 win over the Jazz.
Barea hadn't been getting very many minutes since play resumed, but he made the most of his 26 minutes tonight in place of Doncic. On the year, he's averaging just 7.2 points and 3.7 assists in 15 minutes per game, and he's likely headed back to the bench when the Mavericks take on the Trail Blazers Tuesday.
Mavericks guard J.J. Barea came off the bench to score 14 points on Sunday afternoon (5-13 FG, 2-8 3-pt, 2-2 FT), while chipping in six rebounds, six assists, and one turnover in 24 minutes in a 118-111 loss to the Pacers.
While Sunday was a nice performance for the Dallas fan-favorite, Barea's fantasy value is very limited in a crowded Mavs' backcourt, playing behind Luka Doncic, Seth Curry, and Delon Wright on a nightly basis.
J.J. Barea left Monday's game early with an ankle injury and apparently it is severe enough to keep him sidelined on Wednesday against the Grizzlies.
Barea and backcourt teammate Seth Curry have both been ruled out while Luka Doncic also remains sidelined. Jalen Brunson, Delon Wright, and Ryan Broekhoff will look to see extended minutes in their absences.
J.J. Barea put up 15 points (6-10 FG, 1-3 3PT, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, and seven assists over 22 minutes of play Tuesday night.
It was a nice output for the veteran guard, but it largely came with the game already out of reach. It was his first time seeing the court in the past four games. There's no need to roster Barea in any fantasy format.