Dallas Mavericks sixth person J.J. Barea could have surgery Monday on his torn right Achilles tendon, coach said on Sunday.

Barea was injured during Friday’s 119-115 road success on the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Barea, 3-4, a longtime Dallas fan-favorite who played an essential role on the 2011 championship crew, has been the leader of one among the ’s most effective seat units this year old. He is averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 assists in 19.8 minutes per game.

The injury endings Barea’s season and puts in doubt his accessibility for the start of next season. Barea, a former undrafted free agent in his 13th season, will be at the last season of his contract but he said he plans to play two more seasons.

’s Tim MacMahon led to this report.


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