Dallas Mavericks sixth man J.J. Barea will bear surgery Monday on his torn proper Achilles tendon, coach Rick Carlisle mentioned Sunday.

Barea was injured throughout Friday’s 119-115 highway victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Barea, 34, a longtime Dallas fan favourite who performed a key function on the 2011 championship crew, has been the chief of one of many NBA’s only bench items this season. He’s averaging 10.9 factors and 5.6 assists in 19.eight minutes per recreation.

The harm ends Barea’s season and places unsure his availability for the beginning of subsequent season. Barea, a former undrafted free agent in his 13th NBA season, is within the ultimate yr of his contract however has mentioned he plans to play no less than two extra seasons.

ESPN’s Tim MacMahon contributed to this report.

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