Barea collected five points (2-5 FG, 1-4 3Pt) and three assists across 12 minutes during Thursday's 97-95 victory over the Clippers. Barea was tossed from Thrusday's contest after pushing Blake Griffin in the neck, knocking him to the ground, resulting in a flagrant two foul. Barea has now played in eight games since being sidelined since January with a calf strain, averaging 8.0 points and 6.3 assists across 18.3 minutes per game coming into Thursday's tilt. Though he likely won't garner over 25 minutes on any given night, Barea's ability to rack up assists in limited minutes provides surprising fantasy value.
Barea posted 20 points (8-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), seven assists, two steals and one rebound across 27 minutes during Sunday's 111-104 win over the Nets. The Mavericks had held Barea under 20 minutes in his first five games back from a calf injury, but coach Rick Carlisle turned the veteran loose Sunday and reaped the benefits. In addition to scoring in efficient fashion, Barea thrived as a distributor, showing his 13-assist game back on March 15 wasn't merely a mirage. Meanwhile, starting point guard Yogi Ferrell was held to single digits in the scoring column for the fourth game in a row, so it wouldn't be surprising if Barea continued to eat further into his role over the final three weeks of the regular season.
Barea (calf) contributed five points (2-9 FG, 1-4 3Pt), four assists and two rebounds over 16 minutes in Saturday's 100-98 loss to the Suns. The veteran guard was playing in his second game after a 20-game absence due to a calf injury and saw his minutes allotment bump up slightly. Barea will undoubtedly take a few games to get his conditioning back up to speed, and it will be interesting to see what coach Rick Carlisle opts to do at that point with respect to the starting point guard role. Yogi Ferrell has been solid in that capacity thus far, but with the Mavs still making a playoff push, Carlisle could opt to have the more experienced Barea running the offense as long as Dallas remains in contention for the postseason.
Barea (calf) is probable for Saturday's tilt versus the Suns, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. The veteran guard returned from a 20-game absence Friday, and tallied 14 minutes in the process. It is somewhat surprising the Mavericks appear to be planning on playing him on both nights of a back-to-back, but his light workload Friday may be the reason for it. Expect confirmation on his status closer to tip-off.
Barea (calf) is expected to face a minute restriction in Friday's game against the Nets, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Barea indicated earlier in the week that he would play Friday following a six-week absence, which has now been confirmed by coach Rick Carlisle. While Barea is slated to play in both halves of the contest, the Mavericks are expected to bring him along slowly after sitting out the team's last 18 games. He'll likely face an unspecified restriction over the next several contests, but Barea may gradually cut further into the workload of starting point guard Yogi Ferrell.
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