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Mavs J.J. Barea showing steady improvement, still no timetable for return

Mavs J.J. Barea showing steady improvement, still no timetable for return
Published On: Wed, Mar 06
Apr 6, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea (5) brings the ball up court against the Houston Rockets during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas MavericksA veteran point guardA J.J. BareaA appears to be making steady progress in his road to recovery from an Achilles injury. Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle provided an update regarding the 34-year-olda€™s status, but refused to commit to a potential return date:

He can't play and is recovering from right Achilles tendon surgery, but J. J. Barea made this 3-game road trip. Carlisle: "Hea€™s walking around now with a boot with no crutches. His improvement has been steady. Therea€™s no target date. The target date is when hea€™s ready." #Mavs

a€” Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) March 6, 2019

Barea was having another good year for the Mavs before he went down in mid-January due to the injury. Unfortunately, it turned out that he had torn his right Achilles, which requiredA season-ending surgeryA for the 6-foot guard.

This could not have come at a worst time for Barea, as he will be entering free agency in the summer. This season was his last chance to up his stock, and considering he will be 35 in the summer with a long-term injury, the odds are not looking very favorable for the former NBA champ.

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