JJ Barea

Jose Juan Barea (DAL) “JJ” nike

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DAL Point Guard: 6’0, 185 lbs; 12th year, Northeastern

NBA Role: scoring point guard Salty DOG

The unsung hero of Dallas’s 2011 NBA Finals victory, JJ Barea is still getting into the lane, droppin’ dimes and lifting ‘measure-up’ threes from straightaway; the craftiest of Dallas’s three-headed PG conglomerate, Barea makes a strong case as DAL’s best overall passer – excellent lob server, PnR disher; value has gone up and down due to lack of consistent PT; when given enough opportunity, JJ is the type of speedy, change of pace back that gives every team something to think about; loves creating action: slips in for giant killers, hits open teammates & can stroke the 3*will forever live in Mavs’ lore after ripping the hearts outta Miami en route to one of the greatest Finals upsets in history (2011 Mavs 4ever) – can JJ give MFFL more memorable moments in 2018?

*wasn’t a natural shooter to start his career but JJ is now a good set-up shooter off the hop (shot 39% from deep in ’15-’16)

Signature Move: dribble-drive, scoop lay-up

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 76


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Career: 8.6 points/game, 3.6 assists/game, 42% FG

NBA Champion (2011) LOB

Avg. career-high 45% FG (2015-16)

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  • “Cut ‘Em Down” – JJ Barea • “Podium Game” (via FreeDawkins; Dec. 2015):