Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea dominated before his season-ending injury

Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks legend J.J. Barea had another stellar campaign before an Achilles injury ended his year. See a short video recapping his season.

Dallas Mavericks favs love J.J. Barea. The point guard makes the Mavs second unit one of the most productive groups in the NBA year after year. Barea’s ability to score and be a playmaker has Mavericks supporters jumping out of their chairs on a nightly basis.

He will hold another special distinction next season. Barea will be the last member of the Mavs 2011 championship team still on the roster next fall after the retirement of future first-ballot Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki.

J.J. had another outstanding season. He averaged 10.9 points and 5.6 assists per game while leading the Mavericks second unit. Barea’s year was cut short after he tore his Achilles in January. Fans can take a look at his season report card here.

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Mavs season recap

The Mavericks official Twitter put out a one minute video on J.J. Barea’s stellar on-court performance this season. Fans can enjoy it below.

Hopefully, Barea is fully healthy to begin the 2019-2020 season. The Mavs need his leadership and playmaking ability in the second unit. Achilles injuries can alter careers, so fans should keep an eye out for updates all offseason.

The video details the team’s success with Barea and Luka Doncic sharing the court. It will be interesting to see if Coach Carlisle explores playing that pairing together more next season.  That is something to monitor once Barea returns from his injury.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea had another outstanding season. He turns 35 in June and will be entering his 11th season with the Mavs this fall. Expect Barea to battle back from his surgery and be in uniform early in the year.

He is technically an unrestricted free agent, but everyone expects Barea to return next season. The veteran did play three seasons in Minnesota, but he wants to remain in Dallas. J.J. should once again thrive in a 20 minutes per game role as the backup point guard next season.

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