J. J. Barea G MIN 1 Day

Barea scored eight points with nine assists and four rebounds in Wednesday's preseason win over Milwaukee.

Barea will begin the season far down on the depth chart behind Ricky Rubio, Mo Williams and perhaps Zach LaVine at point guard. The T-Wolves also have plenty of options at shooting guard, where Barea also got time the past two seasons. With a minimal role seen for Barea, there's been speculation he could be traded or released. However, the T-Wolves playing time distribution is unsettled, so it's not unrealistic that he may find a significant role off the bench.

J. J. Barea G MIN 6 Months

J.J. Barea (back) will sit out of Wednesday's season finale due to back spasms.

He was a late scratch and his back has caused him some problems this month. With Barea out, Alexey Shved could get more run, but he's been horrible this year and is not a fantasy option. Shabazz Muhammad could also get some more looks.

J. J. Barea G MIN 7 Months

J.J. Barea returned to action on Friday April 11.

J. J. Barea G MIN 7 Months

J.J. Barea (back) will play against the Rockets on Friday.

He missed Wednesday due to a back injury and the team will need all the bodies they can get. Their second unit is really thin, so Barea could have a chance to score. Of course, he's been extremely inconsistent all year and is not a fantasy option.

J. J. Barea G MIN 7 Months

J.J. Barea (back) is questionable for Friday's game against the Rockets.

If Barea can suit up, he'd have a decent shot at 20+ minutes. Kevin Martin, Chase Budinger and Shabazz Muhammad are all sidelined.

J. J. Barea G MIN 7 Months

J.J. Barea (back) will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.

He hurt his back late in Tuesday's game and it's unclear if he'll need to miss more time. The Wolves will only have 10 players active tonight and might have to give Alexey Shved more run.

J. J. Barea G MIN 7 Months

J.J. Barea returned to action on Wednesday March 26.

J. J. Barea G MIN 7 Months

J.J. Barea is expected to play through a sore foot on Wednesday.

He missed Monday's game and was a game-time decision tonight, but it sounds like he'll give it a go. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean he should be in your fantasy lineup, as inconsistency is his middle name.

J. J. Barea G MIN 7 Months

J.J. Barea (foot) will not play against the Grizzlies on Monday night.

He suffered the injury over the weekend in Sunday's tough loss to the Suns. Barea doesn't see many minutes and fantasy owners can cut him loose almost everywhere considering how he gets hurt so frequently. Alexey Shved will handled the backup point guard work.

J. J. Barea G MIN 7 Months

J.J. Barea played through a sore foot on Sunday, finishing a tough home loss to the Suns with two points and four assists in 17 minutes.

Barea didn't look 100 percent healthy, giving fantasy owners one more reason to avoid him. He hasn't provided lasting fantasy value off Minnesota's bench this season, and his effective field goal rate of 45.8 percent is the lowest since his rookie season in 2006-07.