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SportsDay Jan 14, 2019
Against the Warriors, Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris offered a look into the Mavericks’ post-J.J. Barea plans

Against the Warriors, Jalen Brunson and Devin Harris offered a look into the Mavericks’ post-J.J. Barea plans

Just as the announcer's voice bellowed his name throughout American Airlines Center on Sunday, Jalen Brunson entered the game against the Golden State Warriors and gave the Mavericks a glimpse of what the team hopes becomes common in J.J. Barea's absence.On his first look upon returning to the court in the second quarter, the rookie second-round pick connected on a 3-pointer, giving the Mavericks a 40-37 lead. Brunson then secured a rebound on the Warriors' next possession.It was a short burst from the two-time NCAA champion with Villanova, but it highlighted the Mavericks' expectations for...
SportsDay Jan 12, 2019
Report: MRI reveals Mavs guard J.J. Barea tore his Achilles during win vs. Timberwolves

Report: MRI reveals Mavs guard J.J. Barea tore his Achilles during win vs. Timberwolves

UPDATE (1:45 p.m., Saturday): The Athletic's Shams Charania reports that an MRI revealed J.J. Barea has torn his right Achilles tendon. UPDATE (10:30 a.m., Saturday): SportsDay's Brad Townsend reports that if J.J. Barea indeed has a torn Achilles, the Mavericks likely won't add a guard to the roster. The Mavericks would like to get rookie Jalen Brunson more playing time.UPDATE (11:30 p.m. Friday): The Mavericks believe J.J Barea tore his Achilles during Friday's game at Minnesota, per a source with the team. Barea will be re-evaluated once a MRI is performed on Saturday.This story will be...
SportsDay Jan 10, 2019
Should Rick Carlisle consider changing up the Mavericks rotation?

Should Rick Carlisle consider changing up the Mavericks rotation?

Kevin Sherrington, sports columnist for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the Mavericks recently. Here are the highlights:J.J. Barea has struggled as of late, is it time for the Mavs to pass the baton to Jalen Brunson, who looked good in Philadelphia the other night?Sherrington: The Mavs are having enough problems that they'll consider a lot of possibilities leading up to the trade deadline. I wouldn't put too much into Barea's struggles. Just a lull. But I do like Brunson and believe he's Barea's heir next season. As for the rest of the team, I'm not sure...
SportsDay Jan 5, 2019
Mavericks to be shorthanded tonight; Sixers, too

Mavericks to be shorthanded tonight; Sixers, too

PHILADELPHIA - The Mavericks will be without three key players tonight against the 76ers.Devin Harris (lower back), J.J. Barea (right ankle) and Dirk Nowitzki (return from injury management) all will sit on the second night of back-to-back games and with the Mavericks in a stretch of seven games in 11 days.None of the injuries are serious and all are expected to return when the Mavericks return home Monday against the LeBron James-less Los Angeles Lakers.Expect Jalen Brunson, returning to where he helped lead Villanova to two national championships, Maxi Kleber and Ryan Broekhoff to get...
SportsDay Dec 31, 2018
Several Mavericks have a dog in the NFL playoff hunt; so who does Jalen Brunson support for Eagles' QB?

Several Mavericks have a dog in the NFL playoff hunt; so who does Jalen Brunson support for Eagles' QB?

With the NFL playoffs set, the Mavericks have several players with a rooting interest. There is DeAndre Jordan, who describes himself as a lifelong Cowboys fan.And J.J. Barea, who became a New England Patriots fan in his four seasons at Northeastern at Boston.But only one Maverick has a close tie to the defending Super Bowl champions who barely squeaked into the playoffs.Jalen Brunson's three seasons at Villanova in Philadelphia gave him ample opportunity to be an Eagles fan. And last year, he followed them closely on their trip to the world championship.So, a month or so when the Eagles were...

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