Barnes appeared in 77 games for the Mavericks during the 2017-18 season and averaged 18.9 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists. Barnes saw his scoring production decrease by almost a half of a point per game, however, he was able to set career highs in rebounds and assists during his sixth NBA season. The highest paid Mavericks' player is about to enter the second year of his four year, $94 million contract signed back in July 2016.
Barnes is listed as out for Tuesday's regular season finale against the Suns due to rest purposes. Barnes has been getting occasional rest over the last month or so, and after playing 43 minutes in Sunday's loss to the 76ers, the Mavericks are going to give him the final night of the season off. This essentially ends Barnes' second season in Dallas, and the 25-year-old will finish with averages of 18.9 points and a career-best 6.1 rebounds per game while shooting 35.7 percent from behind the arc.
Barnes totaled 17 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and four rebounds in Friday's 113-106 overtime loss to the Pistons. In his return from a one game absence, Barnes shot 46.2 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the free-throw line which was good enough for 17 points Friday. Still only 25 years old, the former North Carolina standout is currently leading the Mavericks with 18.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game in his sixth NBA season.
Barnes is listed as out for Wednesday's game against the Magic for rest purposes, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports. Barnes logged 34 minutes in Tuesday's upset victory over the Trail Blazers, producing 15 points (5-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) and three rebounds. With Dirk Nowitzki (ankle), Dwight Powell (knee) and Dennis Smith (knee) also unavailable for the second half of the back-to-back set, supporting players like J.J. Barea and Yogi Ferrell will likely step into larger roles on the offensive end.
Barnes scored 15 points (5-14 FG, 1-5 3PT, 4-4 FT) to go with three rebounds in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 115-109 win against Portland. A game after lighting up the scoreboard with 30 points on 52.6 percent shooting, Barnes was not quite as efficient during Tuesday's win. The forward shot 5-of-14 for 35.7 percent, including 1-of-5 from beyond the arc. Starting with a match-up against Orlando on Wednesday, Barnes will look to finish the last four games of the season strong.
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