Barea (oblique) has been ruled out for the rest of the season, Bobby Karalla of Mavs.com reports. During Wednesday's game against the Magic, Barea aggravated an oblique injury that he had previously dealt with earlier in the season, eventually forcing him to leave the contest early. While it's not an overly serious issue, Barea doesn't want to risk doing it more harm over the last three games of the season, so he's officially been shut down. Barea is fully expected to be 100 percent healthy prior to training camp next season and he'll be back with the Mavericks at a salary of $3.7 million. In Barea's absence, guys like Aaron Harrison and Kyle Collinsworth should see added run in the backcourt. Barea finishes his 12th year in the league playing in 68 games, while averaging 11.7 points, 6.3 assists, 2.9 rebounds and 1.7 three-pointers across 23.4 minutes.
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.
Barea (personal) will start at shooting guard for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports. Barea missed the last four games for a personal matter, but has since rejoined the team and will be back in the lineup Tuesday. With Dorian Finney-Smith getting the night off for rest, Barea will be inserted into the top unit at shooting guard and he could see a slight uptick in minutes.
Barea (personal) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game against the Trail Blazers. Barea has missed the last four games for a personal matter, but as expected, is now slated to return ahead of Tuesday's contest. He'll slot back in as depth behind Dennis Smith and Dorian Finney-Smith in the backcourt, likely battling for minutes with Yogi Ferrell. That said, with just five games left on the regular-season schedule, there's a chance the Mavericks look to get their younger guys more involved, which would likely come at the expense of Barea's workload.
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