J.J. Barea to Miss Six Weeks with Muscle Tear

(This post originally appeared on Mavs Fanatic)

Boston, MA- 11-16-16: The Celtics Marcus Smart (backround) heads upcourt with the ball as the Mavericks (and former Northeastern Huskie) Jose Juan Barea howls in pain after being injured in the fourth quarter. He would have to be carried off the court. The Boston Celtics hosted the Dallas Mavericks in a regular season NBA basketball game at the TD Garden. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) reporter: himmelsbach topic: Celtics-Mavericks

When the Dallas Mavericks welcome back Chandler Parsons and the Memphis Grizzlies to the AAC tonight, they’ll be without their second leading scorer. According to an ESPN report, the Mavs will be without guard J.J. Barea for about six weeks as he recoevered from a torn muscle suffered in the Mavs 90-83 loss the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

“Thank God there is no damage to the Achilles tendon and no surgery is required. I have a tear in the muscle between my calf and the tendon. I will have to use a walking boot for two weeks and won’t partake in any physical activity for the next month.” Barea said.

With Barea out and Seth Curry as the lone healthy point guard on the roster, the ailing 2-8 Mavs were forced to make a move. They officially signed free agent point guard Jonathan Gibson today with Devin Harris (toe) out and Deron Williams (calf) still recovering from his latest injury. Williams is listed as questionable for tonight’s game.

Barea averaged 16.3 points and 5.4 assists in nine games for the Mavs.

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