Barea was waived by the Mavericks on Thursday.
As expected, Barea was cut from the Mavericks as the team is looking to use the roster spot for someone else. Barea appeared in 29 games last season, averaging 7.7 points, 3.9 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.1 threes in 15.5 minutes. The 36-year-old point guard hopes to play for another team in the NBA this season.
Barea is expected to be released Thursday, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
According to MacMahon, Mark Cuban knew releasing Barea was likely, but Cuban still wanted to sign him to a one-year, $2.6 million deal to reward him for his impact over 11 years with the Mavericks. Barea appeared in 29 games last season, averaging 7.7 points, 3.9 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.1 threes in 15.5 minutes. The 36-year-old point guard hopes to play for another team in the NBA this season.
Barea signed a one-year, $2.6 million guaranteed contract with the Mavericks on Friday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The 36-year-old will be back in Dallas for at least one more season. Barea appeared in 29 games during the 2019-20 campaign and averaged 7.7 points, 3.9 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 15.5 minutes. He should fill a reserve role for the Mavs again in 2020-21.
Barea will start Monday's game against Utah, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.
With Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis and Dorian Finney-Smith all out, the Mavs will roll with Barea, Seth Curry, Tim Hardaway Jr., Justin Jackson and Boban Marjanovic.
Barea will start Tuesday's game against the Kings.
There was some initial confusion, as the Mavs first announced Trey Burke as the starter, but it will apparently be Barea, who fills Seth Curry's (leg) vacated spot. Barea did not appear in either of Dallas' first two seeding games.
Barea pitched in 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds and six assists in 23 minutes during Sunday's 118-111 scrimmage loss to the Pacers.
Barea contributed a solid stat line off the bench and figures to continue to benefit from the absence of Jalen Brunson (shoulder), who is out for the rest of the campaign. Though Delon Wright may challenge Barea for minutes at backup point guard, Wright is capable of filling in at multiple positions, so Barea might hold pretty decent value for the remainder of the restart.
Barea (ankle) is available Friday against the Grizzlies.
Barea was previously considered questionable but will play through his sore right ankle. Across his past six appearances, he's averaging 6.0 points, 4.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 15.5 minutes.
Barea (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Barea missed Wednesday's game with an ankle injury, though there's some hope that he'll be able to return Friday. Over his past five appearances, the veteran guard is averaging 5.6 points and 4.6 assists in 14.8 minutes.
Barea (ankle) will not play Wednesday against the Pelicans, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Barea picked up an ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Bulls and will miss at least one game as a result. With Jalen Brunson (shoulder) also sidelined, Luka Doncic and Delon Wright should handle the majority of point guard duties Wednesday.
Barea is listed as questionable ahead of Wednesday's matchup with the Pelicans due to an ankle injury.
Barea presumably picked up the injury in Sunday's victory over the Bulls. With Jalen Brunson (shoulder) out and Seth Curry (back) questionable, the Mavericks could be thin in their backcourt should Barea ultimately be unable to go. More clarity on his status should come closer to game time.
Updating a previous report, Barea won't start Sunday's game against the Timberwolves and will instead come off the bench.
The lineup the Mavericks initially released featured Barea starting at point guard for the injured Luka Doncic (thumb), but Delon Wright will end up moving up to the top unit in place of the All-Star. With Doncic and Jalen Brunson (shoulder) both sidelined, Barea should at least benefit from a boost in minutes while he sticks in a bench role.
Barea will start at point guard Sunday against the Timberwolves, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 35-year-old will get the chance to make fifth start of the season while Luka Doncic (thumb) sits out the front end of the back-to-back set. Though Barea should benefit from a boost in playing time with the move to the top unit, don't expect him to approach the nearly 33 minutes per game Doncic is averaging for the season. Instead, coach Rick Carlisle will likely use a combination of Barea and reserve Delon Wright to absorb the All-Star's playing time.
Barea had five points (2-5 FG, 1-3 3Pt), two assists, one rebound and one steal over 10 minutes in Wednesday's 109-103 win against the Spurs.
Barea has seen inconsistent playing time this season, partially due to injuries, but he's now appeared in the Mavericks' last three games. Wednesday's performance was his least productive performance of the three, but the stretch has also marked just the second time this season that Barea has appeared in three consecutive games.
Barea (ankle) has been cleared to play Friday against the Wizards, Mike Peasley of the Dallas Mavericks Radio Network reports.
Barea missed Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies as a result of a sprained left ankle, but he's good to go Friday. He should continue to have an expanded role with Luka Doncic (ankle) sidelined.
Barea (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against the Wizards.
Barea missed Wednesday's loss to the Grizzlies as a result of a sprained left ankle, but it's possible he makes a return Friday. More information may arrive following Friday's morning shootaround.
Barea (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.
Barea sprained his ankle during Monday's game against the Pacers and will miss at least one game as a result. With Luka Doncic (ankle) and Seth Curry (knee) also sidelined, the likes of Delon Wright and Jalen Brunson should handle the majority of point guard duties Wednesday.
Barea (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.
The veteran guard picked up the left ankle sprain Monday against the Pacers and may not be able to play Wednesday. Seth Curry (knee) is also questionable, which could mean increased run for Jalen Brunson and Ryan Broekhoff.
Barea won't return to Monday's game against the Pacers due to a left ankle sprain.
Barea exited Monday's contest during the first half after suffering the injury, and the team has since ruled him out for the remainder of the night. Jalen Brunson could pick up more minutes as a result.
Barea will come off the bench Saturday against the Hawks, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Barea started Friday's game, but Jalen Brunson will get the nod Saturday. In 11 games off the bench this season, Barea is averaging 9.5 points, 2.9 assists and 1.6 rebounds in 13.6 minutes.
Barea scored 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and added five rebounds and nine assists in 21 minutes during Friday's 128-121 loss to Houston.
Barea drew his first start and also played in back-to-back games for the first time since Jan. 6. He did a decent job filling in for Luka Doncic (ankle), logging a team-high nine assists. He could be in line for a decent run of playing time if the 35-year-old can keep it up while Doncic is out.
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