Mavs Guard J.J. Barea Undergoes Surgery on Achilles Tear

Barea is in the final season of a four-year contract with the Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks guard Jose Juan Barea underwent surgery to repair the rupture of his right Achilles tendon, the team announced Monday morning

In a news release, the team says the surgery was performed at the Carrell Clinic in Dallas.

The injury happened in the fourth quarter of a 199-115 victory at Minnesota Friday night.

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The 34-year-old Barea was averaging 10.9 points and a team-high 5.6 assists as a key part of the second unit for Dallas. The injury is likely to mean a significant increase in playing time for rookie Jalen Brunson, a two-time NCAA champion at Villanova and second-round draft pick.

Barea is in his second stint with the Mavericks after being a catalyst for Dallas' rally from a 2-1 deficit in the 2011 NBA Finals against Miami. The Mavericks won the franchise's only title in six games.

There is no timetable for his return to play as of writing.

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