The 2018-19 season was Barea's fifth straight with the Stars -- marking his second five-year stint in Dallas. He started off quite effectively, averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 assists (the third-highest mark of the year) over 38 games off the bench, only to tear his Achilles on Jan. 11 and miss the rest of the season. The veteran delivered quite a few standout performances in his shortened season. He started the campaign by posting double-digit assists in consecutive games despite playing less than 22 minutes both times; Barea went on to post five efforts of 10 or more assists, including three double-doubles. His season high in dimes was 12, set Nov. 28 against Houston. Barea's highest-scoring game of the year came Dec. 2 against the Clippers, when he racked up 24 points along with five boards and four assists. All in all, he scored 10-plus points on 19 occasions.2017
Barea came back with a vengeance in 2017-18 after missing much of the prior campaign to injury. He played in 69 games, starting 10 of them, and delivered career highs at age 33 with 11.6 points and 6.3 assists per game. Barea remained an excellent 3-point shooter, hitting 36.7 percent of his attempts for a career-high 1.7 made threes per game. He connected on a season-high five shots from long range Mar. 22 against Utah while also setting his season high in scoring with 23 points to go with eight assists. The veteran distributor collected six double-doubles (tying his personal best) among his 10 games with double-digit assists. He delivered his finest all-around effort of the season Feb. 13 against Sacramento, racking up 19 points with a season-high-tying 13 dimes, five rebounds and a steal. In fact, February was a great month for Barea in general, as he averaged 12.4 points with 8.9 assists over nine games. Barea led the Mavericks in total assists and finished tied for 12th in the voting for Sixth Man of the Year.2016
Calf injuries shortened Barea's 2016-17 season to 35 games (six starts), but when he was on the court, he posted some of the finest stats of his career. The 11th-year veteran scored 10.9 points per game for the second straight season, adding 5.5 assists -- his highest average in that category since 2011-12. He set new career bests as a 3-point shooter (1.5 made threes per game) and from the free-throw line (86.3 percent). Barea started off red-hot, averaging 16.3 points, 5.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds over nine games before his first calf injury knocked him out for a month. That initial stretch included his highest-scoring game of the year, a 23-point effort powered by five threes and accompanied by six assists Nov. 4 against Portland. Soon after returning, he started heating up again, scoring in double figures for four straight games despite exceeding 20 minutes just once in that span, only for an injury to his other calf to cost him another six weeks. While his scoring touch came and went after he returned to the court once again, Barea remained an adept distributor. Over a nine-game stretch during the second half of March, he averaged 6.9 assists per contest, including a season-high 13 assists Mar. 15 against Washington.2015
Barea experienced a resurgent 2015-16 campaign after signing a new four-year deal to stay with the Mavericks. Over the course of 74 games (16 starts), he delivered a double-digit scoring average for the first time in three years and the third time in his NBA career. The 31-year-old Barea averaged 10.9 points per game along with 4.1 assists (a four-year high) and 2.1 rebounds (a three-year high) while posting a 44.6 shooting percentage, the best of his career. That was partly due to improved shooting from deep, as Barea hit 38.5 percent of his threes, the second-best mark of his career, along with setting a new personal best with 1.4 made threes per game. Barea set a new career high in scoring Dec. 23 against Brooklyn, netting 32 points on 13-of-21 shooting along with 11 assists. He made five threes in that game, opening a four-game stretch in which he drained 18 shots from downtown. That included seven 3-pointers on Dec. 26, a career high. Barea also delivered one other double-double, going for 18 points and 11 assists Mar. 28 against Denver. Limited by a groin injury at the end of the season, Barea was slowed in the playoffs, missing one game of the Mavericks' first-round series (a five-game loss to Oklahoma City) and averaging 6.3 points with 5.0 assists over the other four.2014
Barea returned to his roots in the 2014-15 season, as he signed a contract to return to Dallas, where he'd spent the first five seasons of his career. Per usual, the 30-year-old guard stepped into a bench role, appearing in 77 games (10 starts) and averaging 17.7 minutes per night. Barea delivered 7.5 points and 3.4 assists per game. He enjoyed a resurgence in shooting, raising his field-goal percentage to 42.0 after scuffling to a 38.7 mark the year before, and shot at least 80 percent from the line (80.9, to be precise) for the fourth time in his nine NBA seasons. On Nov. 21, Barea hit all five of his 3-point attempts in a 16-point, eight-assist performance against the Lakers. In all, he turned in 20 performances with 10 or more points, peaking with 22 points in a Feb. 11 start against the Jazz. Barea notched a season-high 11 assists on Nov. 13 against the Sixers. After missing the postseason for three straight years with Minnesota, Barea returned to playoff action with the Stars. Over the course of their five-game loss to Houston in the first round, Barea delivered 11.8 points, 7.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds over 30.7 minutes per contest -- his highest averages across the board in any postseason to date.2013
The 2013-14 campaign marked Barea's third season with the Timberwolves and eighth in the NBA. He again served as a heavily used reserve, coming off the bench for 78 of his 79 appearances. Barea averaged 8.4 points, 3.8 assists and 1.9 rebounds over 18.6 minutes per game. His shooting took a bit of a hit, with a 38.7 percent field-goal percentage, but Barea still shot 79.0 percent from the free-throw line. He still turned in a number of strong offensive efforts, notching 10-plus points on 28 occasions, with a pair of 21-point performances marking his high points of the year. The Northeastern product hit a season-high four threes in one of those 21-point games, Feb. 23 at Portland. He recorded five or more assists 26 times on the year. Barea turned in his only double-double of the season Dec. 16 against Boston, collecting 10 points and 11 assists.2012
Barea's second season with the Timberwolves saw him stay healthier than the year before, as he played in 74 games (two starts). The Northeastern product duplicated his career-high scoring output from the prior campaign (11.3 points per game) and 3-point shooting (1.3 per game) while adding 4.0 assists and 2.8 rebounds per contest. He opened the season on a high note, scoring 21 points with five assists, four rebounds and a steal in the Wolves' opener against Sacramento. Barea went on to score 20-plus points six times among 49 performances with 10-plus points. He topped out with a 23-point effort against the Jazz on Apr. 12. The Puerto Rico native double-doubled Dec. 4 against the Sixers, when he recorded 11 points and 10 assists (a mark he reached twice on the year). He hit multiple 3-pointers on 28 occasions and a season-high five twice while shooting 34.6 percent from long range. Barea was also once again reliable from the free-throw line, shooting 78.4 percent.2011
The NBA lockout and a couple of injuries conspired to limit Barea to 41 games (11 starts) in 2011-12. He spent those games with a new team, the Timberwolves, after playing his first five NBA seasons in Dallas. When he was on the court, though, Barea put together the biggest statistical output of his career. He set new personal highs in average minutes (25.2), points (11.3), assists (5.7), rebounds (2.8) and threes (1.3). Barea was encouraged to shoot threes like never before in his career, launching 3.5 attempts per game and making them at a 37.1 percent clip -- a four-year high for him. He accounted for double-digit points 24 times, including five games with 20-plus. Barea recorded his first triple-double Mar. 23 against the Thunder, going off for 25 points with a then-career-high 14 assists and a career-high-tying 10 rebounds. In doing so, he recorded just the 15th triple-double by a bench player in NBA history. Barea also recorded six double-doubles, including once again setting a new career best in assists with 15 on Apr. 11 against Denver.2010
Barea turned in another season as an invaluable reserve for the Mavericks in 2010-11, playing in a career-high 81 games (two starts) and averaging career highs with 9.5 points and 3.9 assists per contest. He scored in double digits 34 times and cleared 20 points on five occasions. On New Year's Day, Barea set a new career high in points with 29 on 11-of-21 shooting off the bench against Milwaukee. He recorded a career-high 13 assists on Dec. 9 against the Nets. Barea collected double-digit dimes on three other occasions -- all of which were double-doubles. The Mavericks finished with a 57-25 record and went on to win the NBA championship, with Barea often playing a key role. He scored 22 points in Game 4 of the second round to help his club sweep the Lakers, marking the greatest offensive output of his playoff career. Barea went on to score 21 points over just 16:11 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against Oklahoma City. He also scored 17 points -- including four 3-pointers -- in Game 5 of the Finals against Miami, then added another 15 in the title-clinching Game 6.2009
Barea was a valuable reserve for the Stars once again in his fourth NBA campaign, very nearly duplicating his numbers from the season before. Over 78 games (18 starts), he averaged 7.6 points, 3.3 assists and 1.9 rebounds -- all within 0.3 of his 2008-09 numbers. He also shot 44.0 percent from the field (a drop of just 0.2 percent) and 35.7 percent from downtown (the exact same as the year before). His stats did depart in one major way from the past, though, as Barea set a new career best with an 84.4 free-throw percentage. Barea picked up a new career high in assists Nov. 11 against Toronto, dishing out 12. He racked up double-digit points on 25 occasions, topping out with a pair of 23-point games. The Northeastern University product appeared in all six games of the Stars' first-round playoff loss to San Antonio, setting a new personal best for postseason play with 14 points in Game 3.2008
Barea played his way into a major role for the Mavericks during the 2008-09 season, registering more appearances (79) and starts (15) than he had in his first two NBA seasons combined. He nearly doubled his average minutes from the prior season (20.3, up from 10.5) while setting new personal bests across the board. Barea put together career highs with 7.8 points, 3.4 assists, 2.2 rebounds and 0.5 steals per game as well as a 44.2 shooting percentage. He scored in double digits on 20 occasions and exceeded 20 points six times. Barea's biggest game came Feb. 20 against Houston, when he came off the bench to drop a career-high 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting (including 5-of-8 from downtown) with five assists, four rebounds and two steals. That was one of two times that he knocked down five threes in a game. He recorded a career-high nine assists Nov. 28 against the Lakers, then reached that mark twice more over the course of the campaign. For the first time, Barea enjoyed a regular role for Dallas in the playoffs. Over the course of 10 postseason games, he averaged 7.6 points and 3.4 assists, scoring in double digits four times.2007
Barea's sophomore season saw his playing time and statistical output both increase, though he still played a somewhat limited role for the Mavericks. His counting stats improved in practically every category, as he averaged 10.5 minutes per game with 4.3 points, 1.1 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.3 steals. The Puerto Rican guard's shooting improved, too, as he raised his field-goal percentage from 35.9 to 41.8 and his free-throw percentage from 66.7 to 80.0. Barea did some of his best work early on. In the Mavs' second game of the year, Nov. 2 against Atlanta, he popped for 14 points in just 8:50 on the court. A day later, he drew the first of his nine starts (in 44 total games) against Sacramento. In that game, Barea exploded for a career-high 25 points on 9-of-11 shooting -- including 4-for-4 from 3-point range -- along with five assists and a steal. He ultimately scored in double digits six times. Barea appeared in Game 4 of the Stars' first-round playoff defeat against New Orleans, picking up eight points and an assist in just 5:15 on the court.2006
The undrafted Barea signed a contract with Dallas over the summer, then proceeded to play a limited role over 33 games (one start) in the 2006-07 season. He averaged just 5.8 minutes per game, though Barea still managed to average 2.4 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists in that time. It may not sound like much, but on a per-36-minute basis, that comes out to 14.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per contest. He showed what he could do in a featured role during an eight-game stint with the D-League's Fort Worth Flyers, averaging 7.3 points, 7.8 assists and 5.0 rebounds. Back in the NBA, the rookie enjoyed 20-plus minutes on the court just three times -- all in April, with the regular season winding down -- and he came through with strong performances. On Apr. 11 against Minnesota, Barea played 22:48, notching a then-season-high 13 points with three rebounds and four assists. Two days later, he set his season high in scoring with 16 points against Utah. He closed out the season Apr. 17 against Golden State with his first career double-double in his first career start, picking up 13 points along with 10 rebounds. Barea made his postseason debut in the Mavericks' first-round loss to the Warriors, making brief appearances in Game 2 and Game 3.
August 11, 2006Signed a two-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
July 1, 2008Signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
December 14, 2011Signed a four-year deal as a free agent with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
October 27, 2014Waived by the Minnesota Timberwolves.
October 29, 2014Signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
July 15, 2015Signed a four-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
August 19, 2019Signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks.