The 6-foot, 185-pound Barea sustained a
season-ending ruptured right Achilles tendon in a Jan. 11 game
against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he expects to be cleared
to for full participation during training camp. A return by
September would be considerably sooner than most comebacks from
such an injury, which generally take a full year.
In his 13th year in the league, with all but three of those
seasons in Dallas, Barea averaged 10.9 points and 5.6 assists as
the Mavericks' sixth man in 2018-19.
His averages during his career with Dallas and Minnesota include
9.0 points, 3.9 assists and 19.7 minutes in 802 games (101
starts). He was a member of the Mavericks in 2011, when they won
their first NBA title.
--The Atlanta Hawks announced that Travis Schlenk was promoted
to president of basketball operations and general manager.
Schlenk, who joined the Hawks in 2017 and has led their
basketball operations for three seasons, previously spent 13
years with the Golden State Warriors, including six years as
assistant GM. During his tenure, the Warriors reached three
consecutive NBA Finals and won two championships. He previously
spent time with the Miami Heat, Orlando Magic and University of
Schlenk has overhauled the Hawks' roster, which features
promising young talent in Trae Young and John Collins plus
incoming first-round picks De'Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish.
--Former Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt said he plans to
continue coaching despite being diagnosed with multiple
Blatt currently leads Greek professional team Olympiakos, which
released a statement on his behalf. The 60-year-old coach said
he was diagnosed a few months ago when he began experiencing
symptoms that impact the central nervous system.
Blatt was hired by the Cavaliers in 2014 and led the team to the
NBA Finals. He was fired after a 30-11 start the following
season, which resulted in a championship under Blatt's
replacement, Tyronn Lue.
--Stephen Curry is known for his threes. At Howard University,
he's all about "fores."
The NBA superstar announced a seven-figure donation to establish
the first Division I men's and women's golf teams in the
152-year history of the historically black college.
The three-time NBA champion made the announcement at Langston
Golf Course in Washington.
--Field Level Media
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