Barea said he's fully recovered from the right groin strain he suffered late in the regular season and already "feels great" in his recovery from arthroscopic right knee surgery, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Barea said that having the last month away from basketball activities provided enough time for his groin soreness to go away, and he expects to have his knee back at full strength by July, when he'll play in 2016 Summer Olympics qualifying games for Puerto Rico. The point guard had surgery to repair his right medial meniscus the day after the Mavericks were eliminated from the postseason, so he's already had six weeks to heal up.
Barea (knee) will be able to resume basketball-related activities early in the summer, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. After the Mavericks were eliminated from the playoffs following their first-round series loss to the Thunder, Barea underwent a minor arthroscopic procedure to address meniscus damage in his right knee. He's apparently recovered as expected up to this point, and he'll soon be able to test things out on the court. The 31-year-old is under contract with the Mavericks for three more seasons and could be in line for a larger role in 2016-17 if Deron Williams (sports hernia) isn't re-signed, though the possibility exists that the Mavericks could make a run at adding a more high-profile point guard in the offseason.
Barea will need knee surgery to repair his right medial meniscus, and will let his right groin fully heal, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Barea suffered the right groin strain at the end of the regular season on April 8, and played through it through the Mavericks first-round playoff series with the Thunder. Now that the season is over, it seems he'll also need a scope on his knee to repair a meniscus issue. This hasn't really been spoken about before, and his meniscus problem doesn't seem severe. The point guard's timetable for return is set at about a month.
Barea will actually come off the bench in Monday's Game 5 versus the Thunder after it was originally reported he would start, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports. It was originally surprising to hear Barea would start given his injury status and Raymond Felton's solid play in the post season. The Mavericks shook up their originally reported lineup at the last minute by replacing Barea with Felton. Justin Anderson is starting for the first time this series at the small forward, while Wesley Matthews has slid down to shooting guard.
Barea (groin) will start Monday in Game 5 versus the Thunder, Earl K. Sneed of Fox Sports Southwest reports. Barea was considered probable heading into this matchup, so it does not come as a surprise that he is getting the start with Deron Williams out. However, Barea's groin injury has seemed to hamper his performance thus far in the post season. He is coming an 0-for-7 shooting night in Game 4. With an already thin backcourt though, he should have ample opportunity to produce.
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