|Date of Birth||6/26/1984|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 185 lbs|
Barea contributed six points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3Pt), eight assists, and three rebounds in 17 minutes during Monday's 107-70 win over the Thunder.
Barea has been a remarkably consistent source of scoring and assists in limited minutes across the last several seasons (and his career). The absence of Jalen Brunson (hamstring) may have resulted in a bit more responsibility for Barea in this one. Nevertheless, over the years Barea has earned the trust of coach Rick Carlisle, and so long as he can stay healthy the veteran spark plug is at the very least likely to remain relevant in deep leagues.
Barea (rest) has been cleared to play Friday against Milwaukee, Mark Followill of Fox Sports Southwest reports.
Barea hasn't taken the court since suffering an Achilles injury in January, and he's finally been cleared for game action. The team figures to keep a close eye on the veteran in his first game back.
Barea (rest) won't play during the Mavericks' first two preseason games, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.
Coming off an Achilles injury, it appears that the Mavericks are playing it safe with their veteran guard during the preseason. As a result, Barea will not make the two-game trip to start the preseason. The ageless guard could possibly see the floor during the contest against Milwaukee on Friday.