D-League Performer of the Week: January 29, 2007
Barea topped 40 points in two different games last week while leading the Flyers to a 3-1 record. Barea turned in the top scoring performance of the D-League season so far with 43 points on 18-of-24 shooting in a loss to Idaho on Thursday night. The Mavericks assignee reached 40 points for the second time with 41 on 16-of-23 shooting in Sunday's win over the Dakota Wizards. Barea recorded double-doubles in his other two games last week, scoring 17 points with 10 assists on Wednesday in a win over Idaho, and 25 points with 11 assists in Saturday's win over Dakota.
Barea's averages for the week are 31.5 points, 7.5 assists and 6.0 rebounds in four games. He shot .549 (45-of-82) from the field.
A rookie guard from Northeastern, Barea is the first NBA-assigned player to be named D-League Performer of the Week. Since being assigned to Fort Worth by the Dallas Mavericks on January 17th, he has averaged 27.6 points, 7.7 assists, and 5.3 rebounds in seven games.
Alan Anderson, Tulsa
Will Conroy, Tulsa
Sean Banks, Los Angeles
Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Fort Worth