Dallas Mavericks: J.J. Barea throws out first pitch at Rangers game

Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (Photo by Visual China Group via Getty Images/Visual China Group via Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea was honored by the Texas Rangers as he threw out the first pitch on Sept. 25. Read more here.

Dallas Mavericks icon J.J. Barea is back for another season. He signed a one-year deal this summer. This will be his 11th season with the Mavs. J.J. is the only member of the 2011 championship team still on the roster.

Barea is recovering from a torn Achilles. The point guard will be a player to watch during training camp. Some players never fully recover from that devastating injury. Monitor his practice schedule and how Barea looks in preseason contests. He is one of biggest question marks for the Mavericks this season.

J.J. Barea was honored on Wednesday night. Let us take a closer look at what happened.

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First pitch at Rangers game

Barea was selected to throw out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers game on Sept. 25. He made it a family affair by bringing his children and parents to the event. It was awesome that they decided on honor Barea who has been an unsung hero for the Mavs for many years. Fans can check out his toss here.

Barea was pumped to throw out the first pitch. It was special that Texas was playing the Boston Red Sox for him too. Fans can read more about it in Dwain Price’s story on Mavs.com.

He also took part in Dirk’s charity tennis tournament. That all bodes well for Barea being healthy enough to practice when camp opens on Oct. 1. The Mavs should not rush him back, though. Jalen Brunson will excel leading the second unit in Barea’s absence. Make sure the 35-year-old is 100 percent before he plays in any games.

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