Dallas Mavericks: Mid-Season Guard Grades
The Mavericks have loved J.J. Barea for years and when he returned from his stint with the Minnesota Timberwolves, fans were excited to see him back on the court. Unfortunately, this season hasn’t offered much of that yet.
Barea has missed a vast majority of this season due to injury. Appearing in only 18 games so far this season, J.J. just has not been able to fight away the injury bug all year. Even though his number of games is very low, Barea has been very effective on the court when he gets the chance.
In the 18 games that the little Puerto Rican has played, he has been very effective, averaging over 12 points and nearly 5 assists per contest. He also has put in nearly 25 minutes per game, his highest average since 2011-2012.
Despite all these good numbers, it is hard to give any player a reasonable rating when playing in barely over a third of the games. For that reason once again, Barea has earned only a C+ average so far. If we can get J.J. healthy and ready for the rest of the year, he certainly has the skill set to boost his average big time.
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