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Position
G
 
Jersey
11
Name  J.J. Barea
Born  6/26/1984
Height  6-0
Weight  175
College  Northeastern
4/11/2014 7:14:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea (back spasms) will play Friday, according to Andy Greder of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Insight: Kevin Martin and Chase Budinger are out, so the minutes are there for Barea to play.
 
4/11/2014 5:51:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea (back spasms) is questionable for Friday's game, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Kevin Martin and Chase Budinger are out, so the minutes are there for Barea to play if he can get in the lineup.
 
4/9/2014 7:06:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea (back spasms) will miss Wednesday's game, according to Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune.
Insight: With Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger and Barea all sidelined, the onus will be on Ricky Rubio and Alexey Shved to produce in the backcourt. Rubio has averaged 17 ppg over his last four games.
 
3/26/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: T-Wolves guard J.J. Barea will play through a sore foot Wednesday against Atlanta. SOURCE: Andy Greder, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Insight: He sat out Monday against the Grizzlies. Barea's return could mean fewer minutes for Ricky Rubio (9.1 ppg, 8.5 apg, 4.5 rpg) at point guard.
 
Cold3/26/2014 1:58:00 PM
Description: Minnesota point guard J.J. Barea is questionable for Wednesday's game due to a sprained left foot.
Insight: Barea is averaging only 18.3 minutes per game this season, his lowest since 2007-08. He's not a fantasy option at this time, even when healthy.
 
Cold3/24/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Minnesota point guard J.J. Barea is out with a sprained foot Monday against Memphis. SOURCE: Minneapolis Star Tribune
Insight: That should free up more minutes for Ricky Rubio (9.2 ppg, 8.6 apg, 4.5 rpg) and Alexey Shved (4.0 ppg) at point guard. Barea has only scored in double-digits once in his last five appearances.
 
1/25/2014 9:05:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea (back) is expected to play Saturday against the Trail Blazers, according to the Star Tribune.
Insight: Barea is a solid scoring combo guard off the bench for Minnesota but he only plays 18.6 minutes per game.
 
3/5/2013 8:47:00 PM
Description: The NBA has downgraded the flagrant foul Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea was assessed Monday against the Heat to a flagrant-1.
Insight: During the fourth quarter Monday, Heat guard Ray Allen turned his back to an advancing Barea to protect the ball on the perimeter and used his left arm to push Barea backwards. The Timberwolves guard lost his temper and checked Allen on an ensuing drive to the basket, but it was hardly a flagrant-2. This ensures that Barea has avoided a fine or suspension.
 
2/11/2013 12:06:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea is questionable for Monday's game against Cleveland after hurting his foot on Friday and missing Sunday's game with Memphis.
Insight: Barea has only averaged about 23 minutes per game but produced pretty good numbers - 11.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 4.4 apg.
 
2/10/2013 12:14:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea is questionable for Sunday's game at Memphis after hurting his foot on Friday. He'll work out pregame to see if he can go.
Insight: Barea (11.4 ppg, 4.4 apg) has only missed seven games this season. If he misses Sunday's game, fantasy owners can expect Ricky Rubio (6.6 ppg, 6.3 apg) and Luke Ridnour (11.9 ppg) to pick up most of the slack.
 
2/9/2013 4:01:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea is questionable for Sunday's game at Memphis after hurting his foot on Friday.
Insight: Technically Barea (11.4 ppg, 4.4 apg) has only missed seven games this season but it feels like he's missed a lot more. If he misses Sunday's game, fantasy owners can expect Ricky Rubio (6.6 ppg, 6.3 apg) and Luke Ridnour (11.9 ppg) to pick up most of the slack.
 
Hot1/26/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Minnesota point guard J.J. Barea (quad) will not have any restrictions Saturday after bruising his quad last night.
Insight: Barea is averaging 12.7 points, 5.1 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 threes in 22.5 minutes per game in seven games since returning from a two-game injury absence.
 
Hot1/15/2013 4:28:00 PM
Description: Minnesota point guard J.J. Barea has scored 36 points with 11 assists, five rebounds, five threes and a perfect free-throw percentage (11-of-11) in two games since returning from a back injury.
Insight: Barea has played 23 minutes per game in that time, identical to his season average. His return has meant less playing time for Alexey Shved. The rookie has only played 24 mpg in the last two games.
 
1/13/2013 6:43:00 PM
Description: Minnesota point guard J.J. Barea is back in the lineup after missing two games with a back injury.
Insight: Barea's return means fewer minutes for Alexey Shved (11.2 ppg, 4.7 apg). Plan your fantasy lineups accordingly.
 
1/12/2013 4:41:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves acting head coach Terry Porter said there's a chance guard J.J. Barea (back) will return to action Sunday. SOURCE: Jerry Zgoda, Star Tribune
Insight: Barea is averaging 10.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.0 threes in just 23 minutes per game this season but he's unlikely to get more playing time than that, especially once Ricky Rubio returns to unlimited minutes.
 
1/11/2013 6:48:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea isn't available for Friday night's game in New Orleans. He's been battling back issues.
Insight: Barea missed Wednesday's game as well. Alexey Shved (11.2 ppg, 4.7 apg) should see an uptick in minutes tonight with Barea on the sidelines.
 
1/9/2013 7:48:00 PM
Description: Minnesota point guard J.J. Barea won't be in the lineup Wednesday against the Thunder. Barea has a back injury.
Insight: Barea is coming off a very poor shooting night against the Hawks on Tuesday night (2-for-10). Ricky Rubio is still on a minutes limit (and coming off a back injury of his own) so Luke Ridnour is the only T-Wolves point guard you can count on tonight against OKC.
 
11/30/2012 11:14:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea had 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting Friday against the Bucks.
Insight: Barea started for the first time this season in place of Malcolm Lee. Lee was a DNP-CD.
 
11/16/2012 5:56:00 PM
Description: Timberwolves guard J.J. Barea (foot) will miss Friday's game against Golden State.
Insight: Barea hasn't played in a game since last Wednesday. Luke Ridnour will continue to see most of the playing time at point guard in Barea's absence.
 
11/14/2012 6:45:00 PM
Description: Still struggling with a sprained foot, Minnesota guard J.J. Barea won't be in uniform Wednesday against Charlotte.
Insight: Barea hasn't played in a game since last Wednesday. Luke Ridnour will continue to see most of the playing time at point guard in Barea's absence.
 

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