Report: Mavs fear Barea tore Achilles' tendon

The Dallas Mavericks reportedly are fearing the worst after an injury to veteran point guard J.J. Barea in Friday night's win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Barea, 34, injured his right leg after making a layup and landing awkwardly.

The Mavericks are worried that he suffered a torn Achilles' tendon, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

He was helped off the court and taken directly to the locker room and afterward, coach Rick Carlisle said Barea would undergo an MRI on Saturday.

In his 13th year in the league, with all but three of those seasons in Dallas, Barea is averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 assists as the Mavericks' sixth man.

A torn Achilles would end the season for Barea, who is in the final year of his contract.

--Field Level Media

01/12/2019 12:05

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