Mavs receive disabled player exception for Barea’s torn Achilles

The Mavs have been awarded a disabled player exception for the torn Achilles suffered by J.J. Barea.

The Dallas Mavericks have been awarded a disabled player exception of $1.85 million after sixth man J.J. Barea suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Dallas must exercise the exception by March 11.

Barea had season-ending surgery to repair his right Achilles on Monday. He suffered the injury during a win at Minnesota on Jan. 12.

Barea, who had 16 points and seven assists in the victory, was cutting for a layup with 6:28 to play when he went down, holding his right Achilles while prone on the floor.

In his 13th NBA season, the 34-year-old Barea is having an excellent season off the bench for Dallas. A member of the Mavericks’ 2011 NBA championship squad, he is averaging 10.9 points and 5.6 assists in 19.8 minutes off the bench this season.