Barea (Achilles) said he's been medically cleared for the start of training camp, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The veteran tore his Achilles roughly nine months ago, but he's made a speedy recovery and has even been playing five-on-five in recent weeks. He should be good to go when camp opens, though Barea will likely move into a reduced role as he heads into his age-35 season.
Barea (Achilles) said he expects to be ready for full participation in training camp, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports.
Barea tore his Achilles back in January, but he's apparently making strong progress, as training camp will mark roughly nine months since he underwent surgery. At this point in his career the veteran guard's best days are behind him, but he figures to fill a reduced role off the bench after re-signing with the Mavs on a one-year, veteran's minimum deal.
Barea (Achilles) won't participate for Puerto Rico in the FIBA World Cup that begins Aug. 31, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Before re-signing with Dallas earlier this month on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum, Barea indicated that he was hopeful to suit up for his home country in FIBA play. Because he would have been less than eight months removed from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles' tendon, however, Barea elected to err on the side of caution and turn his efforts to getting ready for the Mavericks' training camp. Even if Barea enters the upcoming season at full health, the 35-year-old will likely notice a downsized role with Dallas adding Delon Wright and Seth Curry this offseason to complement young guards Luka Doncic and Jalen Brunson.
Barea (Achilles) and the Mavs agreed to terms Monday on a one-year, veteran's minimum contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Barea tore his Achilles in January, but he's said to be making strong progress, and the Mavs expect him to be able to contribute off the bench for most of next season. Coming off of a serious injury at age 35, Barea's best days are behind him, and given the Mavs' increased depth -- they signed Seth Curry earlier Monday -- Barea is unlikely to be fantasy-relevant in 2019-20.
Barea said Monday that he's progressing well in his recovery from a ruptured right Achilles' tendon and is hopeful to suit up for Puerto Rico in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, which begins Aug. 31, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Barea ruptured his Achilles' back on Jan. 11, so he would be less than eight months removed from the injury if he makes it back for the World Cup. At this stage in his rehab, Barea has advanced to non-contact basketball activity, with the veteran guard noting that he was able to put up 600 shots in one hour during a workout session last week. The 34-year-old still has several hurdles to clear in his rehab, and his advanced age probably doesn't help his chances of returning to his prior form once he's reached the final stages of his recovery program. Barea, an impending free agent, said he plans to re-sign with the Mavericks this summer, but Dallas probably won't be interested in bringing him back on anything more than a one-year deal with minimal guaranteed money.
Barea's (Achilles) recovery is expected to be a six-to-nine month process, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.
While Barea will be out for the remainder of the season, he should be fully recovered in time for next year, assuming he plays during what would be his age 35 campaign. Based on the given timetable, the veteran point guard should be healthy sometime between July and October, so he could miss some preseason action. He'll finish the 2018-19 season having played 38 games, averaging 10.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 rebounds in 19.8 minutes with a scoring high of 24 points and a passing high of 12 dimes.
Barea underwent surgery Monday to address a ruptured right Achilles' tendon, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The Mavericks announced in a press release that Barea is without a timetable for a return, but given the nature of his injury, it's safe to rule him out for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. The bigger question is whether or not Barea will be healthy by the time NBA training camps open next fall, as Achilles injuries can often necessitate a year or longer of healing time. Set to turn 35 years old on June 26 and headed for free agency just days after his birthday, Barea may have a tough time finding a team willing to sign him if he opts to continue his playing career.
Barea underwent an MRI on Saturday that confirmed he sustained a torn right Achilles' tendon in Friday's 119-115 win over the Mavericks, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Just as the Mavericks had feared, Barea suffered an injury Friday that will not only end his season, but could also signal the end of his career. Set to turn 35 years old in June and working back from an injury that typically carries a lengthy recovery timeline following surgery, Barea's playing future might be in serious jeopardy. With Barea out of the picture for at least the 2018-19 season, Jalen Brunson should benefit the most from added minutes in the backcourt behind backcourt starters Dennis Smith (back) and Wesley Matthews. Barea was averaging 10.9 points (on 41.8 percent shooting from the field), 5.6 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 three-pointer in 19.8 minutes per game over 38 appearances.
The Mavericks fear Barea tore his Achilles tendon in Friday's victory over the Timberwolves, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
If confirmed, a torn Achilles would not only end Barea's season, but also put his career in jeopardy. At 34 years old, he has been an effective sixth man for the Mavericks this season, averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 assists per game. While nothing has been confirmed yet, a long-term absence seems likely. When Dennis Smith (back) is healthy, Jalen Brunson figures to be the prime candidate to fill in for Barea going forward.
Barea (ankle) isn't listed on the injury report for Monday's game against the Lakers.
Barea was sidelined for Saturday's matchup with the 76ers due to left ankle soreness, but he should be ready to play Monday. Over his preceding nine contests, Barea is averaging 9.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 6.6 assists as a reserve.
Barea (ankle) is out Saturday against the 76ers, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Barea emerged from Friday's game with left ankle soreness and won't appear in the second half of the back-to-back set. With Devin Harris (back) also out, Jalen Brunson should see an uptick in workload.
Barea is questionable Saturday against the 76ers due to left ankle soreness.
Barea has emerged from Friday's game with ankle soreness, putting his status for Saturday into question. If he's sidelined Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris could see extra run.
Barea tallied just six points but added 10 assists, one rebound, and one steal in 21 minutes during Sunday's 105-103 victory over Oklahoma City.
Barea played 21 minutes off the bench, finishing with 10 dimes to lead the Mavericks in that category. He is one of the more consistent sources of assists in the league, however, given his limited playing time, he remains more of a streaming option in standard formats, as opposed to a regular rotational piece.
Barea (hamstring) pitched in 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-6 3Pt), seven assists, five rebounds and one steal across 29 minutes in the Mavericks' 122-119 win over the Pelicans on Wednesday.
Barea shook off the hamstring issue that had him listed as a game-time decision coming in to lead the bench in scoring on the night. The veteran point guard continues to be a valued source of points and assists in particular in his bench role, as he's now scored in double digits and dished out between six and eight dimes in four of the past five games. Barea also continues to be a force from distance, with Wednesday marking his fourth game in the last nine with multiple made three-pointers.
Barea is dealing with left hamstring tightness, but is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.
Barea's injury leaves him less than certain to play Wednesday, but his probable designation suggests he will be able to play despite the setback. A final call regarding his status for Wednesday's contest will be made at some point on game day.
Barea (ankle) delivered 19 points (8-15 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight assists and three rebounds across 27 minutes in the Mavericks' 125-121 loss to the Clippers on Thursday.
Barea shook off whatever minor discomfort his ankle may have been giving him to lead the second unit in scoring and check in second behind only Luka Doncic on the night in that category for the Mavericks. The veteran guard is averaging a well-balanced line of 13.6 points, 4.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds across 20.0 minutes in December, and he's riding the second-best shooting percentage of his career (44.3) to a new high-water mark in points (11.7) over his first 27 games.
Barea (ankle) is listed as probable for Thursday's game against the Clippers.
All indications are that Barea will play, but the Mavs continue to list him on recent injury reports as a precaution after he missed a pair of games last week due to an ankle injury.
Barea (ankle) delivered 10 points (4-11 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists and four rebounds across 21 minutes in the Mavericks' 126-118 loss to the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Barea's return to action after a two-game absence was a successful one overall, and he played just four fewer minutes than starting point guard Jalen Brunson. The veteran is now averaging 12.9 points, 3.7 assists and 2.9 rebounds in the seven December contests in which he's suited up, with four double-digit scoring efforts over that span.
Barea (ankle) will take the court for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Barea missed the last two contests due to an ankle injury, but he's been given the green light to return in Denver. With Dennis Smith (wrist) already ruled out for the matchup, Jalen Brunson and Barea are both in line for an uptick in minutes.
Barea (ankle) said he plans to play Tuesday against the Nuggets, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Barea has missed the last two games with an ankle sprain, but appears to be on the cusp of a return after participating in some of Monday's practice. Look for his status to clear up closer to Tuesday's tipoff.
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