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RUMOR: Mavs looking to trade J.J. Barea with Dennis Smith Jr.

RUMOR: Mavs looking to trade J.J. Barea with Dennis Smith Jr.

The Dallas Mavericks has made it clear it intends to trade former first-round pick Dennis Smith Jr., as they plan to build their roster around rookie sensation Luka Doncic. The Mavericks have reportedly been in talks with several teams about a potential trade for Smith Jr.. But now the Mavericks want to package him and […] The post RUMOR: Mavs looking to trade J.J. Barea with Dennis Smith Jr. appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Smoking Cuban Jan 17, 2019

Dallas Mavericks: Two solutions to the loss of J.J. Barea

The Dallas Mavericks are in a bit of a pickle as they have lost their best bench producer, J.J. Barea, for the season with an achilles tear. What options do the Mavs have to help overcome this loss going forward? The last time the Dallas Mavericks did not have J.J. Barea available for an extended […] Dallas Mavericks: Two solutions to the loss of J.J. Barea - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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...
ClutchPoints Jan 14, 2019
Dallas applies for disabled player exception in wake of J.J. Barea’s Achilles surgery

Dallas applies for disabled player exception in wake of J.J. Barea’s Achilles surgery

On Friday night, Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea suffered a torn right Achilles in the fourth quarter of their matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves. In lieu of his injury, which could be season-ending, the Mavs have applied for a disabled player exception. Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: The Dallas Mavericks have applied for a Disabled Player […] The post Dallas applies for disabled player exception in wake of J.J. Barea’s Achilles surgery appeared first on ClutchPoints.
SportsDay Jan 14, 2019
Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has surgery on ruptured Achilles, no timetable set for return

Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has surgery on ruptured Achilles, no timetable set for return

UPDATE (9:30 a.m., Monday): The Mavericks announced that J.J. Barea is out of surgery and there is no timetable for his return.UPDATE (5:00 p.m., Saturday): The team announced J.J. Barea ruptured his right Achilles tendon and said he is currently weighing his surgical options and that an update will be provided at a later date.UPDATE (1:45 p.m., Saturday): SportsDay's Brad Townsend confirmed 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...
ClutchPoints Jan 13, 2019
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle calls J.J. Barea’s torn Achlles ‘gut-wrenching’

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle calls J.J. Barea’s torn Achlles ‘gut-wrenching’

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has only one word to describe what the Mavs are feeling right now following the season-ending injury of J.J. Barea. ‘Gut-wrenching.’ J.J. Barea suffered a torn Achilles tendon during Friday’s win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. He picked up the injury after cutting for a layup with a little over […] The post Mavs coach Rick Carlisle calls J.J. Barea’s torn Achlles ‘gut-wrenching’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
SportsDay Jan 13, 2019
Who can fill J.J. Barea's void? The Mavericks replacement efforts start vs. the champion Golden State Warriors

Who can fill J.J. Barea's void? The Mavericks replacement efforts start vs. the champion Golden State Warriors

At the front of a room in the bowels of American Airlines Center on Sunday, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle sat with a somber expression while recounting a “gut-wrenching” hit to his team’s roster.The team confirmed Saturday that J.J. Barea suffered a torn right Achilles tendon Friday night in Minnesota.A day after the official announcement, Carlisle offered a plan for filling Barea’s void on the court, but lamented the leadership loss and uncertain future for the long-tenured, fan-favorite point guard.“It’s hard to put into a few words what J.J. Barea has meant to everybody...
ClutchPoints Jan 13, 2019
5 point guards the Mavs should target in a trade after J.J. Barea injury

5 point guards the Mavs should target in a trade after J.J. Barea injury

There is probably no worse injury for an an athlete than a torn Achilles tendon. Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea found that out the hard way during the Mavericks’ win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night, as Barea suffered just that fate. With the Mavs actually in surprising playoff contention in the Western […] The post 5 point guards the Mavs should target in a trade after J.J. Barea injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Smoking Cuban Jan 13, 2019

Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea tears Achilles and its impacts on the roster

The Dallas Mavericks lost their fearless leader J.J. Barea on Friday night. He suffered a torn Achilles which was confirmed on Jan. 13. The Dallas Mavericks were locked in a wild battle with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Jan. 11. In a night filled with magic, J.J. Barea led the second unit, per usual, in the ultimate […] Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea tears Achilles and its impacts on the roster - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Jan 12, 2019
Mavs’ J.J. Barea weighing surgery options on torn Achilles tendon

Mavs’ J.J. Barea weighing surgery options on torn Achilles tendon

Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea is weighing his surgery options after an MRI on Saturday revealed the Mavs veteran has a torn right Achilles tendon, according to Dwain Price of Mavs.com. Barea suffered the injury on Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The 34-year-old will be out for the rest of the season. An MRI conducted […] The post Mavs’ J.J. Barea weighing surgery options on torn Achilles tendon appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Jan 12, 2019
Report: MRI confirms torn right Achilles for Mavs guard J.J. Barea

Report: MRI confirms torn right Achilles for Mavs guard J.J. Barea

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea did in fact suffer a torn right Achilles in Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Sources @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: MRI revealed Mavericks guard J.J. Barea has a torn right Achilles tendon. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 12, 2019 More details to come. The post Report: MRI confirms torn right Achilles for Mavs guard J.J. Barea appeared first on ClutchPoints.
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...
ClutchPoints Jan 11, 2019
Mavs HC Rick Carlisle updates on J.J. Barea’s injury

Mavs HC Rick Carlisle updates on J.J. Barea’s injury

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle says point guard J.J. Barea has a lower leg injury and will get an MRI on Saturday. Barea grabbed his right leg after hitting a tough layup in traffic over Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague. The 6-foot guard needed help getting to the locker room. Rick Carlisle says JJ Barea […] The post Mavs HC Rick Carlisle updates on J.J. Barea’s injury appeared first on ClutchPoints.
SportsDay Jan 11, 2019
Mavs guard J.J. Barea helped to locker room after injuring ankle in win vs. Timberwolves

Mavs guard J.J. Barea helped to locker room after injuring ankle in win vs. Timberwolves

Well... this can't be good.The Mavericks won on the road Friday night -- a 119-115 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. But they may have lost J.J. Barea in the process.While landing after a made layup late in the fourth quarter, Barea fell to the baseline and began feeling his ankle. He was helped off the court and straight to the locker room just moments later. The Mavericks are currently calling it a "right lower leg injury," per SportsDay's Brad Townsend.This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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...

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