Barea's back from ankle injury


DALLAS -- The Mavs are almost complete.

JJ Barea will return tonight after a one-game absence to nurse a sprained ankle. Jason Terry will watch from home, but he could play as soon as Wednesday night.

It'll be interesting to see whether Barea stays in the rotation once Terry returns. It's tough to see Rodrigue Beaubois riding the bench again as well as he's played lately.

Frankly, there's no way that Barea ought to get burn at shooting guard instead of Beaubois, one of few Mavs who can create his own shot on a consistent basis. But Barea, who has 21 assists and only two turnovers in his last three games, might be able to hang on to a large share of the backup point guard minutes.