Mavs’ J.J. Barea weighing surgery options on torn Achilles tendon
An MRI conducted Saturday on J. J. Barea revealed that the Dallas Mavericks’ 13-year veteran guard suffered a rupture of his right Achilles tendon in the fourth quarter of Friday’s road game in Minnesota.
The Mavs noted that Barea is currently weighing his surgery options and that an update will be given at a later date.
The injury was a really tough sight to see for Mavs nation. Barea is a fan favorite because of how tough and hard he plays every night. The 6-foot guard was also part of the 2011 championship team which defeated the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals, so Barea will always be loved in Dallas.
Barea played in 38 games this season for the Mavs and averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 5.6 assists per game while shooting 41.8 percent from the floor, 29.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free-throw line.
It’s not going to be easy for the Mavs to replace the production and heart of Barea. Let’s hope that this isn’t the last we see of Barea in the NBA.