Barea (hamstring) played 19 minutes off the bench in Monday's preseason win over the Sixers. Barea was nursing a hamstring injury heading into the weekend, but it wasn't anything serious, and he was ultimately cleared to play. The veteran had 14 points, two assists, a rebound and a block while hitting 5-of-9 attempts from the field.
Barea (hamstring) has been ruled out for Saturday's preseason opener against Beijing, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site. As expected, Barea will not partake in the preseason opener Saturday due to a lingering left hamstring injury. According to coach Rick Carlisle, "Barea is doing better. He did some noncontact things and did some full court running today. He'll be back at some point but we're not going to put him out there until he's absolutely 100 percent and has at least 1 or 2 practices under his belt."
Barea is dealing with a left hamstring injury and is considered day-to-day, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports. Barea joins Harrison Barnes as players recently going down with a hamstring injury, though reports indicate that Barea's is the more minor of the two. Still, considering his status as a veteran, the Mavericks will likely take it easy with his recovery and there's a good chance he misses some time this preseason. Consider Barea day-to-day for now until further information is provided.
Barea will not return to Wednesday's game against the Magic after suffering a left oblique strain, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. After drawing the start Wednesday, Barea managed to play just 10 minutes before being forced to exit the game with a left oblique strain. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, however more information should come out once the game is concluded. If Barea is to miss anymore action, Yogi Ferrell would likely see increased action. Barea's next chance to play is Friday against the Pistons and he should be considered questionable for that contest at this time.
Barea scored 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3PT) to go with two rebounds, five assists and one steal in 21 minutes during Tuesday's 115-109 win against Portland. Getting his third start in his last four games, Barea was, once again, efficient from the floor. During this span, the guard is shooting 53.3 percent on 11.2 shots per game. In two of those starts, Barea has made at least three from beyond the arc, including his 3-of-4 on Tuesday. In total, he is shooting 9-of-19 for 47.3 percent from three-point range in his last four games. As a result of more time in the starting lineup as of late, Barea is averaging 14.5 points during this stretch.
Last 7 Games
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