Basketball Insiders This injury hit something close to my heart. I normally write my articles in a neutral tone, but as a longtime Mavericks’ fan, this is a tad different. Coming out of a rare road win in Minnesota, the Mavs may have taken a bigger loss. After a made layup in the fourth quarter, Mavericks’ guard J.J. Barea landed awkwardly and stayed down. Barea required help to the locker room and later that night, the news was broken that he indeed tore his achilles tendon.