The Dallas Mavericks fear that sixth man J.J. Barea tore his proper Achilles tendon throughout Friday’s 119-115 highway victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves, a supply informed ESPN.
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle informed reporters that Barea would get an MRI on Saturday to decide the severity of what the staff formally referred to as a “proper decrease leg harm.”
Barea, 34, a longtime Dallas fan favourite who performed a key position on the 2011 championship staff, has been the chief of one of many NBA’s best bench models this season. He’s averaging 10.9 factors and 5.6 assists in 19.eight minutes per sport.
A torn Achilles would finish Barea’s season and put his availability unsure for the beginning of subsequent season. Barea, a former undrafted free agent in his 13th NBA season, is within the remaining 12 months of his contract however has stated he plans to play no less than two extra seasons.
Barea, who had 16 factors and seven assists within the win over the Timberwolves, was injured after chopping for a layup with 6 minutes, 28 seconds remaining within the sport. He grabbed his proper Achilles whereas on the ground. A number of teammates, together with Dirk Nowitzki, supplied phrases of encouragement for Barea earlier than he was helped into the locker room.