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J.J. Barea

33-Year-Old       Dallas Mavericks

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

11.8

REB

3.1

AST

6.0

STL

0.5

BLK

0.0

2017-18 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

An early season injury to Deron Williams pushed Barea into a decent sized role out of the gates, but he eventually succumbed to severe calf injury of his own, limiting him to just 35 total games. In that limited court time, Barea averaged 10.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 5.5 assis...

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STATUS:  Game-Time Decision    INJURY:  Groin    EST. RETURN:  1/20/2018
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 185 lbs   DOB: 6/26/1984  College: Northeastern
DRAFTED: 0th Rd, #0 Overall in 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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J.J. Barea Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $16 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2015.

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Barea (groin) said he's hopeful to play Saturday against the Trail Blazers, Earl K. Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports. "It should be OK," Barea said Tuesday, regarding the health of his strained left groin.

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J.J. Barea NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2006-07 22 33 5.8 2.4 0.8 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.2 35.9 66.7 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.6 28.6 0.8 2.4 0.5 0.7
2007-08 23 44 10.5 4.3 1.1 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.5 41.8 80.0 0.8 0.1 1.0 1.2 38.9 1.6 3.9 0.6 0.8
2008-09 24 79 20.3 7.8 2.2 3.4 0.5 0.1 0.7 44.2 75.3 1.3 0.5 1.8 1.9 35.7 3.1 7.1 0.9 1.2
2009-10 25 78 19.8 7.6 1.9 3.3 0.4 0.1 0.7 44.0 84.4 1.3 0.2 1.7 2.0 35.7 3.0 6.8 1.0 1.2
2010-11 26 DAL 81 20.6 9.5 2.0 3.9 0.4 0.0 0.8 43.9 84.7 1.7 0.4 1.6 2.3 34.9 3.5 8.0 1.6 1.9
2011-12 27 MIN 41 25.2 11.3 2.8 5.7 0.5 0.0 1.3 40.0 77.6 2.5 0.3 2.4 3.5 37.1 4.1 10.2 1.9 2.4
2012-13 28 MIN 74 23.1 11.3 2.8 4.0 0.4 0.0 1.3 41.7 78.4 2.0 0.5 2.3 3.8 34.6 4.3 10.2 1.4 1.8
2013-14 29 MIN 79 18.6 8.4 1.9 3.8 0.3 0.0 0.9 38.7 79.0 1.6 0.2 1.7 2.9 31.6 3.2 8.3 1.0 1.3
2014-15 30 DAL 77 17.7 7.5 1.7 3.4 0.4 0.0 0.7 42.0 80.9 0.9 0.3 1.4 2.2 32.3 2.9 7.0 1.0 1.2
2015-16 31 DAL 74 22.5 10.9 2.1 4.1 0.4 0.0 1.4 44.6 77.1 1.5 0.4 1.7 3.5 38.5 4.3 9.6 1.0 1.3
2016-17 32 DAL 35 22.0 10.9 2.4 5.5 0.4 0.0 1.5 41.4 86.3 1.8 0.3 2.1 4.2 35.8 4.1 9.8 1.3 1.5
2017-18 33 DAL 44 23.0 11.8 3.1 6.0 0.5 0.0 1.7 43.4 75.9 2.0 0.2 2.9 4.5 37.7 4.3 10.0 1.4 1.9
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J.J. Barea NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 1 19.0 5.0 3.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 11.1 66.7 1.0 0.0 3.0 5.0 20.0 1.0 9.0 2.0 3.0
Last 14 Days 5 22.6 9.4 3.0 6.4 0.4 0.0 0.8 33.3 84.6 1.0 0.0 3.0 3.6 22.2 3.2 9.6 2.2 2.6
Last 30 Days 13 23.5 11.1 3.0 7.5 0.6 0.1 1.3 44.3 73.1 1.5 0.2 2.8 3.6 36.2 4.2 9.4 1.5 2.0
Last 5 Games 5 22.6 9.4 3.0 6.4 0.4 0.0 0.8 33.3 84.6 1.0 0.0 3.0 3.6 22.2 3.2 9.6 2.2 2.6
Last 10 Games 10 23.2 11.0 3.1 7.0 0.4 0.1 1.2 41.2 72.0 1.7 0.2 2.9 3.8 31.6 4.0 9.7 1.8 2.5
Last 20 Games 20 24.2 11.3 3.3 6.9 0.6 0.1 1.4 43.9 74.4 1.9 0.1 3.2 4.0 35.4 4.2 9.5 1.6 2.2

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   J.J. Barea
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Jan 16 @DEN 105-102 Did Not Play
Jan 13 LAL 101-107 19 5 3 3 0 0 1 1 9 2 3 1 5 0 3 1
Jan 10 @CHA 111-115 21 12 6 5 0 0 2 4 9 2 3 2 3 0 6 2
Jan 9 ORL 114-99 25 8 2 12 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Jan 7 NYK 96-100 26 11 2 3 1 0 1 3 12 5 5 0 5 0 2 1
Jan 5 CHI 124-127 22 11 2 9 1 0 1 4 10 2 2 1 3 0 2 3
Jan 3 GSW 122-125 26 13 4 7 0 0 3 3 6 6 9 1 2 1 3 0
Dec 31 @OKC 113-116 25 12 7 11 0 0 1 5 9 0 0 2 4 0 7 0
Dec 29 @NOP 120-128 24 14 2 9 1 1 4 5 10 1 2 3 5 1 1 1
Dec 27 @IND 94-98 21 4 0 7 1 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Dec 26 TOR 98-93 23 20 3 4 0 0 2 9 18 0 1 2 6 0 3 2
Dec 23 @ATL 112-107 29 15 2 12 3 0 2 6 11 1 1 2 5 0 2 0
Dec 22 @MIA 113-101 26 8 3 8 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 2 3 0 3 3
Dec 20 DET 110-93 19 11 3 7 1 0 1 5 6 0 0 1 1 0 3 0
Dec 18 PHO 91-97 24 10 3 6 1 0 3 3 11 2 2 2 7 0 3 0
Dec 16 @SAS 98-96 26 9 6 6 0 0 5 4 10 0 0 1 5 0 6 1
Dec 14 @GSW 112-97 26 14 2 6 0 0 2 6 9 0 0 2 4 0 2 2
Dec 12 SAS 95-89 25 16 6 6 0 0 1 6 11 2 2 2 5 0 6 2
Dec 10 @MIN 97-92 22 16 1 4 0 0 1 5 9 4 5 2 4 0 1 2
Dec 8 @MIL 109-102 29 8 4 6 2 0 3 2 8 4 6 0 2 0 4 2
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Dec 6 @BOS 97-90 25 9 5 6 0 0 3 3 9 1 2 2 5 0 5 0
Dec 4 DEN 122-105 19 7 2 9 2 0 1 3 9 0 0 1 4 0 2 1
Dec 2 LAC 108-82 24 21 4 10 0 0 3 8 12 1 1 4 5 0 4 1
Nov 29 BKN 104-109 22 9 3 6 0 0 2 4 12 0 0 1 6 0 3 2
Nov 27 @SAS 115-108 22 16 5 6 3 0 1 7 12 0 0 2 3 1 4 1
Nov 25 OKC 97-81 17 4 2 6 1 0 3 1 5 1 2 1 3 0 2 2
Nov 22 @MEM 94-95 24 10 1 11 0 0 1 4 10 0 0 2 5 0 1 3
Nov 20 BOS 102-110 27 16 3 4 0 0 2 6 13 2 3 2 7 0 3 1
Nov 18 MIL 111-79 23 20 3 7 0 0 3 5 10 6 7 4 7 1 2 2
Nov 17 MIN 87-111 21 7 1 4 0 0 1 2 9 2 2 1 6 0 1 2
Nov 14 SAS 91-97 27 16 6 4 1 0 2 6 11 1 1 3 6 0 6 0
Nov 12 @OKC 112-99 20 9 2 2 2 0 0 3 10 2 2 1 5 0 2 3
Nov 11 CLE 104-111 22 9 2 3 0 0 2 3 10 2 3 1 5 0 2 2
Nov 7 @WAS 99-113 16 10 2 6 0 0 1 4 8 0 0 2 4 1 1 1
Nov 4 @MIN 112-99 19 14 4 6 0 0 3 5 9 4 5 0 2 0 4 0
Nov 3 NOP 94-99 23 13 4 5 0 0 4 5 9 0 0 3 6 1 3 0
Nov 1 @LAC 119-98 19 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 9 2 2 0 4 0 2 4
Oct 30 @UTA 104-89 26 17 2 1 0 0 5 7 11 0 0 3 6 0 2 0
Oct 28 PHI 110-112 24 15 3 2 0 0 1 6 12 0 0 3 6 0 3 0
Oct 26 @MEM 96-91 25 9 3 4 1 0 3 2 10 3 3 2 7 0 3 2
Oct 25 MEM 103-94 19 14 5 4 2 0 3 5 10 1 2 3 4 1 4 2
Oct 23 GSW 103-133 26 13 3 8 0 0 4 6 14 0 2 1 4 2 1 3
Oct 21 @HOU 107-91 22 19 5 3 0 0 3 7 13 2 3 3 5 0 5 2
Oct 20 SAC 88-93 27 9 1 10 1 1 1 4 14 0 0 1 5 0 1 1
Oct 18 ATL 111-117 18 13 3 5 0 0 0 4 7 2 2 3 5 0 3 1
J.J. Barea Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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#3 Point Guard
Also Listed As:  #3 Shooting Guard

1.  Dennis Smith

2.  Yogi Ferrell

3.  J.J. Barea

4.  Devin Harris

5.  Kyle Collinsworth

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True Shooting Percentage

54.6%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, J.J. Barea has a true shooting percentage of 54.6%.

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J.J. Barea NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2006-07 22 33 36.0 14.7 4.7 4.5 0.2 0.2 1.1 35.9 66.7 2.6 1.3 3.4 4.0 28.6 5.3 14.7 3.0 4.5
2007-08 23 44 36.0 14.9 3.7 4.5 1.1 0.1 1.6 41.8 80.0 2.7 0.3 3.4 4.2 38.9 5.6 13.3 2.2 2.7
2008-09 24 79 36.0 13.9 4.0 6.1 0.8 0.1 1.2 44.2 75.3 2.4 0.8 3.2 3.5 35.7 5.5 12.5 1.6 2.1
2009-10 25 78 36.0 13.9 3.4 6.0 0.8 0.1 1.3 44.0 84.4 2.4 0.4 3.0 3.7 35.7 5.4 12.3 1.8 2.1
2010-11 26 DAL 81 36.0 16.6 3.4 6.8 0.6 0.0 1.4 43.9 84.7 2.9 0.6 2.8 4.1 34.9 6.1 14.0 2.9 3.4
2011-12 27 MIN 41 36.0 16.2 4.0 8.1 0.7 0.0 1.8 40.0 77.6 3.6 0.5 3.5 5.0 37.1 5.8 14.6 2.7 3.4
2012-13 28 MIN 74 36.0 17.5 4.4 6.2 0.7 0.0 2.0 41.7 78.4 3.0 0.7 3.6 5.9 34.6 6.6 15.9 2.2 2.8
2013-14 29 MIN 79 36.0 16.2 3.8 7.4 0.6 0.0 1.8 38.7 79.0 3.1 0.4 3.4 5.7 31.6 6.2 16.1 1.9 2.4
2014-15 30 DAL 77 36.0 15.3 3.5 7.0 0.9 0.0 1.4 42.0 80.9 1.9 0.6 2.9 4.4 32.3 5.9 14.2 2.0 2.5
2015-16 31 DAL 74 36.0 17.4 3.3 6.5 0.6 0.0 2.2 44.6 77.1 2.4 0.6 2.7 5.6 38.5 6.8 15.4 1.6 2.1
2016-17 32 DAL 35 36.0 17.8 3.9 9.0 0.7 0.0 2.5 41.4 86.3 2.9 0.4 3.5 6.9 35.8 6.6 16.0 2.1 2.4
2017-18 33 DAL 44 36.0 18.4 4.9 9.5 0.9 0.1 2.7 43.4 75.9 3.1 0.3 4.6 7.1 37.7 6.8 15.6 2.2 3.0
Rest Of Season Projections 33 DAL 35 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for J.J. Barea
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J.J. Barea NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2006-07 22 33 191 78 25 24 1 1 6 35.9 66.7 14 7 18 21 28.6 28 78 16 24
2007-08 23 44 460 191 47 58 14 1 21 41.8 80.0 35 4 43 54 38.9 71 170 28 35
2008-09 24 79 1600 617 177 269 37 5 55 44.2 75.3 105 36 141 154 35.7 246 557 70 93
2009-10 25 78 1546 596 146 258 35 6 56 44.0 84.4 102 17 129 157 35.7 232 527 76 90
2010-11 26 DAL 81 1669 769 159 317 30 1 66 43.9 84.7 136 29 130 189 34.9 285 649 133 157
2011-12 27 MIN 41 1032 463 114 232 21 0 53 40.0 77.6 103 14 100 143 37.1 167 418 76 98
2012-13 28 MIN 74 1713 834 207 294 32 0 97 41.7 78.4 145 34 173 280 34.6 316 758 105 134
2013-14 29 MIN 79 1471 660 154 303 26 0 73 38.7 79.0 125 16 138 231 31.6 254 656 79 100
2014-15 30 DAL 77 1362 580 134 263 33 1 54 42.0 80.9 70 23 111 167 32.3 225 536 76 94
2015-16 31 DAL 74 1667 808 152 302 26 2 100 44.6 77.1 113 26 126 260 38.5 317 711 74 96
2016-17 32 DAL 35 771 381 84 193 14 1 53 41.4 86.3 63 9 75 148 35.8 142 343 44 51
2017-18 33 DAL 44 1011 518 137 266 24 2 75 43.4 75.9 87 9 128 199 37.7 190 438 63 83
Rest Of Season Projections 33 DAL 35 604 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for J.J. Barea
2017-18 Projections 33 DAL 35 770 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for J.J. Barea

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J.J. Barea NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2006-07 22 33 5.8 44.0 39.7 19.0 11.1 1.7 1.7
2007-08 23 44 10.5 51.5 47.9 20.8 12.6 1.7 3.9
2008-09 24 79 20.3 51.6 49.1 27.7 10.8 2.6 8.4
2009-10 25 78 19.8 52.6 49.3 27.8 11.0 2.5 8.1
2010-11 26 DAL 81 20.6 53.5 49.0 27.1 11.6 2.3 9.3
2011-12 27 MIN 41 25.2 50.2 46.3 29.1 12.9 2.3 11.1
2012-13 28 MIN 74 23.1 51.0 48.1 23.4 11.5 2.0 10.1
2013-14 29 MIN 79 18.6 47.1 44.3 26.9 11.1 2.4 7.5
2014-15 30 DAL 77 17.7 50.2 47.0 28.9 7.7 3.8 7.9
2015-16 31 DAL 74 22.5 53.6 51.6 25.9 9.7 2.7 10.3
2016-17 32 DAL 35 22.0 52.1 49.1 31.1 10.1 3.1 11.5
2017-18 33 DAL 44 23.0 54.6 51.9 32.1 10.5 3.1 13.5
Rest Of Season Projections 33 DAL 35 17.3 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 rest of season projections for J.J. Barea
2017-18 Projections 33 DAL 35 22.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for J.J. Barea

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

J.J. Barea: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Barea has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets due to a groin injury, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Barea collected 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), 11 assists and seven rebounds in 25 minutes during Sunday's 116-113 victory over Oklahoma City.

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Barea collected 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-2 FT), nine assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block across 24 minutes in Friday's 128-120 win over the Pelicans.

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Barea tallied 20 points (9-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four assists and three rebounds across 22 minutes in Tuesday's 98-93 victory over Toronto.

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Barea finished with 15 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 12 assists, three steals and two rebounds across 29 minutes during Saturday's 112-97 loss to Atlanta.

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Barea managed 16 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and six assists across 25 minutes in Tuesday's 95-89 win over the Spurs.

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Barea finished with just eight points (2-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), but added six assists, four rebounds, and two steals in 29 minutes during Friday's 109-102 loss to Milwaukee.

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Barea scored 21 points (8-12 FG, 4-5 3PT, 1-1 FT) to go along with four rebounds and 10 assists over 24 minutes in Saturday's 108-82 win over the Clippers.

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Barea finished with 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-3 3Pt), seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in just 22 minutes during Monday's 115-108 loss to San Antonio.

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Barea tallied 16 points (6-11 FG, 3-6 3PT), six rebounds and four assists in 27 minutes of action in a 97-91 loss to the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday.

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Barea provided 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist across 26 minutes in Monday's 104-89 loss to the Jazz.

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Barea finished with 13 points (6-14 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 0-2 FT), eight assists and three rebounds across 26 minutes during Monday's 133-103 loss to the Warriors.

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2017-18

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2016-17

The 32-year-old Barea is coming off of one of the better seasons in recent years, as he appeared in 74 games and posted averages of 10.9 points, 4.1 assists, and 2.1 rebounds per game, while shooting the best percentage of his career from the field (44.6%) and the second-best percentage of his career from three-point range (38.5%). While it was an encouraging bounce back from two consecutive lackluster seasons, it's reasonable to believe that 2015-16 represented the best-case scenario for Barea going forward. He projects to hold a similar role again this season, but he'll still have to compete with Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews, and Devin Harris, not to mention free-agent addition Seth Curry, for minutes. Barea should have no trouble carving out a regular bench role, but he's unlikely to be fantasy relevant in most leagues, barring an injury or two in the Mavs' backcourt.

2015-16

After three up-and-down years in Minnesota, Barea returned to Dallas prior to the start of the 2014-15 season. A member of the 2011 Mavs title team, the diminutive point guard returned to his sparkplug role off the bench. He played in 77 games, averaging 18 minutes per game, and finished the year averaging 7.5 points, 3.4 assists, and 1.7 rebounds. His shot improved a bit in a Mavericks uniform as he shot 42 percent from the field and 32 percent from three-point range, up from 38 percent and 31 percent during his final year with the Timberwolves. Barea signed a four-year deal to return to Dallas in the offseason and will be the primary backup point guard entering the year. His role with the Mavericks remains unchanged, and he's capable of providing instant offense in a hurry. Still, his overall productivity is sporadic, and he remains a liability on defense.

2014-15

Jose Barea enters his fourth season with the Timberwolves in an inconclusive role. Mo Williams signed with Minnesota to be the backup point guard, so the 30-year-old Puerto Rican will need to either beat Williams out for minutes or find a new role. As Ricky Rubio's principle backup in 2013-14, Barea appeared in 79 games (starting one) and averaged 8.4 points, 0.9 three-pointers, 1.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 0.3 steals in 19 minutes per game. He only hit 39 percent of his field goals (his lowest rate since his rookie season), 32 percent of his three-pointers, and 79 percent of his free throws. Barea's three-point percentage has decreased in each of his three years in Minnesota, so he may bounce back in 2014-15 if he can forge a role on the team. It may help that he is more familiar with most of the TImberwolves roster compared to Williams, but Barea will have to prove to be more than a heat check guy. His fantasy value hinges mainly on injuries ahead of him on the depth chart. Both Rubio and Williams have been known to miss chunks of seasons, so Barea may be a player to keep an eye on.

2013-14

Barea is set to backup Ricky Rubio at point guard. While his totals from last year were nearly identical to the previous season (he averaged 11.3 ppg in both 2011-12 and 2012-13), he was somewhat inconsistent as he had 16 games where he scored five or less points. He also saw his assist-to-turnover ratio decline slightly. Barea can be an offensive spark plug off the bench and got playing time at shooting guard amid Minnesota's many injuries last season, but he may have a more limited backup point guard role this season with several new swingmen in the mix.

2012-13

It was a curious move when Minnesota signed Barea as a third point guard last summer as it seemed unlikely he'd have a major role. However, he provided needed depth with Ricky Rubio suffering a torn ACL and Luke Ridnour missing 13 games with an ankle injury. When Barea was healthy and in the lineup, he was capable of putting up strong numbers. For example, Barea averaged 16.8 ppg and 9.8 apg over the final 13 games with both Ricky Rubio and Luke Ridnour out with injuries. Health was an issue as he missed 25 games with thigh, ankle, calf and hamstring ailments. At 6-0 and 175 pounds, his slight build and attacking style makes him a continued injury risk. Still, he averaged a career-high 5.7 assists per game and could be the team's primary point guard until Ricky Rubio returns.

2011-12

The diminutive point guard proved to be a sparkplug for the Mavricks last season and even started a game in the NBA Finals. He then signed a four-year, $19 million contract with Minnesota in the offseason. Barea is a great ball handler and hustles on defense. He could be the backup point guard to Ricky Rubio in Minnesota and head coach Rick Adelman has even talked of using him at shooting guard. He's an average shooter and his 5-11 height will limit his upside, but he could see increased playing time with his new team.

2010-11

The Mavericks picked up the team option on Barea's contract for the 2010-11 season, which means he'll get some playing time-mostly as Jason Kidd's back-up. Unfortunately, Jason Kidd is really good and Rodrigue Beaubois is the heir apparent at the point for Dallas. Ultimately, that gives Barea little value.

2009-10

The diminutive point guard proved that despite his stature he belongs in the NBA. He notched a career-high in minutes (20 per game) and averaged 7.8 points and 3.4 assists while hitting several clutch shots late in games. Barea will play a similar role this season and could help in deeper leagues.

2008-09

After re-signing in the offseason, the third year point guard from Puerto Rico managed only 4.3 points per game when given the opportunity last season, and at 6-0 remains undersized.

2007-08

Barea spent much of last season in the NBDL, and there is debate over whether he will even earn a roster spot this year. However, the Northeastern product has found success in various summer leagues, especially given his ability to score and distribute the basketball. Still, if he even makes the Mavericks roster, look for him to be the last guard off the bench and receive only garbage time minutes.

2006-07

Barea is battling for the Mavericks' final roster spot, and should therefore not warrant much fantasy consideration, if he even makes the team at all.