Dallas Mavericks: Grading J.J. Barea’s 2019-2020 season
There are a ton of ways to look at J.J. Barea’s 2019-2020 season. His role reduced, and it would easy to immediately make that a negative in his grade. The Mavericks added depth, and Barea did not need the stresses of playing every game coming off a torn Achilles. Therefore, we will just examine his time on the court.
This season, he averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 assists in 15.0 minutes per game. Looking per-minute, those numbers were right on par with his previous three seasons. Barea shot 41.3 percent from the field, 38.2 percent on his 3-pointers, and 94.4 percent from the foul line.
The advanced metrics are a bit difficult to put stock in because Barea played just 391 minutes total this season. He did produce a 1.8 box score plus-minus which ranked 68th in the NBA.
Barea continued to put up strong pick and roll numbers. He ran it 48.6 percent of the time and scored 0.94 points per possession off of it according to NBA Stats. That ranked in the top 30 percent of the league.
Offensive grade: B-
J.J. Barea can still get buckets. The 35-year-old may be slowing down a bit, but he was a positive for the Dallas Mavericks on the offensive end of the floor. That earned him a B-minus mark for this season.
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