Barea finished with 19 points (7-13 FG, 5-9 3Pt), 13 assists, five rebounds and one assist in 31 minutes during Tuesday's 114-109 loss to the Kings. After missing the previous game to rest, Barea was thrown back into the starting lineup and delivered for those savvy owners who picked him up. He recorded 19 points while adding season-highs in both assists and three-pointers. Barea has put up sneaky value across the season while playing only limited minutes. His role moving forward is uncertain given the position the Mavericks are in, but if you are in need of some assists, give him a look.
Barea will start Tuesday's game against the Kings, Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com reports. Barea is back in the lineup after sitting out Sunday's game for rest and should take on his typical workload. His return will send Yogi Ferrell back to the bench and should mean significantly less playing time for Kyle Collinsworth, who logged 31 minutes Sunday. Over his last four games, Barea has averaged 8.3 points, 1.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists across 24.8 minutes.
Barea (rest) will not play in Sunday's game against the Rockets, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Barea recently missed three games with a strained left oblique, so the Mavericks will give the 33-year-old the day off during the second leg of the team's weekend back-to-back set. With Wesley Matthews (back) also out Sunday, look for Dennis Smith and Yogi Ferrell to see a large allotment of minutes in the backcourt. Barea will likely be back in action Tuesday against the Kings.
Barea will start Saturday against the Lakers, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. The Mavericks will go with a smaller lineup on Saturday night, with Barea and Dennis Smith making up the backcourt -- leaving center Dwight Powell to head to the bench. Barea also started Thursday's loss to the Warriors, recording six points (2-9 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists, a steal and a block in 28 minutes.
Barea scored six points (2-9 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding eight assists, a steal and a block in 28 minutes during Thursday's 121-103 loss to the Warriors. With Harrison Barnes (ankle) sidelined, coach Rick Carlisle elected to put some extra ball-handling skill in his starting lineup to try and counter Golden State's uptempo attack, but Barea wasn't able to take full advantage of his opportunity. The veteran point guard has seen his numbers tick up slightly this season on an undermanned Mavs roster -- his 6.0 assists and 1.6 three-pointers per game would be career highs if he can maintain them -- but his lack of a consistent role still makes him an afterthought in most fantasy formats.
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