Player News - Mavericks

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Tyson Chandler posted 13 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday, making 5-of-7 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs in 26 typically efficient minutes of action.

Chandler tweaked his ankle by stepping on teammate J.J. Barea's foot while walking to the Mavs' bench during a timeout, but he confirmed after the game that he's fine. He has six double-doubles this season and has barely missed a few more while appearing in each of the Mavs' first 14 games, which is all that his fantasy owners could have asked for on draft day.
Nov 22 - 11:58 PM

J.J. Barea played just 17 minutes and had seven points and two assists on 2-of-5 shooting Saturday.

Devin Harris was back from his ankle injury and Raymond Felton will be back from his suspension next week, meaning that JJB's hot streak should be over.
Nov 22 - 11:39 PM

Devin Harris returned from his ankle injury and hit 2-of-7 shots for nine points and one assist.

His two hits were 3-pointers, but J.J. Barea was at again tonight with seven points and two assists in just 17 minutes. And once you add Raymond Felton to the mix next week, the Mavs guards not named Monta Ellis will be players to avoid at almost any cost.
Nov 22 - 11:35 PM

Brandan Wright hit 6-of-7 shots (as usual) and racked up 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes on Saturday.

Wright is a beast right now and a very economical center in daily leagues. Despite coming off the bench and getting just 19.4 minutes per game, Wright has scored in double figures in seven straight games and came into this one averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over his last five. Those numbers are going up and he’s shooting it lights out this season, and hitting 31-of-39 shots over his last six games. If starter Tyson Chandler ever gets hurt, look out.
Nov 22 - 11:31 PM

Monta Ellis hit just 7-of-21 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, a steal and four turnovers in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

Ellis, Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons combined to hit just 14-of-48 shots against the Mavs tonight, yet still had a chance to win late. James Harden ended that dream though, with a controversial three-point play late in the game.
Nov 22 - 11:22 PM

Dirk Nowitzki hit just 4-of-18 shots and was 0-for-8 from downtown for 11 points and seven rebounds in Saturday's loss to the Rockets.

The good news is that Dirk has played through his sprained ankle, but clearly didn't have it tonight. The Rockets are a good defensive team and it showed tonight.
Nov 22 - 11:17 PM

Chandler Parsons faced his ex teammates on Saturday, but never got it going, finishing with eight points, eight rebounds, a steal and five fouls on 3-of-9 shooting.

He was 0-for-5 from downtown and teammates Dirk Nowitzki (4-of-18) and Monta Ellis (7-of-21) didn't shoot it any better than Parsons. He was also just 2-of-5 from the free throw line, as the Mavs watched the Rockets race from behind and win the game on a James Harden three-point play. Parsons has been a bit inconsistent thus far, but should continue to improve as he gets more comfortable in the Mavs' offense. And he might have been pressing tonight against the Rockets.
Nov 22 - 11:15 PM

Devin Harris (sore leg) will play vs. the Rockets on Saturday, as expected.

Harris will return to the bench role he's played all season, averaging 8.6 points, 1.1 triples, 1.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.3 steals in just 23 minutes per game. Those numbers are attractive enough for use in many leagues, but he's less attractive given the strong play of J.J. Barea and the impending return of Raymond Felton from suspension.
Nov 22 - 6:36 PM

Devin Harris (leg) is expected to play in Houston on Saturday.

The Mavs' veteran guard has missed two games due to soreness in his lower right leg, but it shouldn't limit him as he resumes his backup role vs. the Rockets. J.J. Barea has been playing well in Harris' absence and Raymond Felton's return on Nov. 24 is another challenge to Harris' playing time, making him a dubious option in fantasy leagues.
Nov 22 - 9:45 AM

Dirk Nowitzki shook off an ankle injury in the Mavs' 140-106 laugher win over the Lakers on Friday, scoring 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting with two rebounds, two assists, one block and a 5-of-6 mark from the foul line.

Dirk logged just 21 minutes and that's a nice little bonus on top of the fact that he's essentially ankle-proof. Tyson Chandler was quiet with five points and four boards, Jameer Nelson enjoyed the boost with 10 points, four rebounds, seven assists and two threes, and Monta Ellis had it all with 20 and 10 to go with three treys and three boards. Of course none of this matters, because Lakers.
Nov 22 - 1:15 AM

Chandler Parsons scored 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting with two threes, two boards and three assists over 29 minutes in Friday's massive win over the Lakers.

Parsons had a stretch including 5-of-6 games in which he didn't exceed 30 minutes, that also happened to correspond with him getting the flu. He played 37 minutes on Wednesday and that was probably a warning shot to owners that he was ready to get things moving.
Nov 22 - 1:12 AM

Brandan Wright hit all five of his field goal attempts in Friday's blowout win, finishing with 12 points, three boards and two steals in just 19 minutes.

Wright is hitting an absurd 77.8 percent from the field while returning top 50-90 value (9/8 cat) in just 18.6 mpg. If you were an early adopter or drafted Wright go ahead and pat yourself on the back, and if your league is still sleeping it's time to wake up.
Nov 22 - 1:07 AM

J.J. Barea scored 16 points off the bench on Friday, hitting 5-of-7 shots (5-of-5 3PTs) with two rebounds and eight assists in 22 minutes.

Barea saw this much volume because Devin Harris (ankle) was out. With Harris still not ruled out for Saturday's game it's hard to get behind anything but daily league value for Barea.
Nov 22 - 1:03 AM

Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) is being listed as day-to-day, and he hasn’t yet been ruled out of Saturday’s game vs. Houston.

"He's been checked out pretty extensively the last couple of days. I'll leave it at that," said Rick Carlisle regarding Harris. "We don't think it's serious." While Harris is out his minutes will be distributed amongst J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis. Ellis will take on a larger portion of the scoring load, and Barea could make for a nice plug-and-play option in daily leagues.
Nov 21 - 7:09 PM

Devin Harris (lower right leg soreness) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Lakers.

J.J. Barea, Jameer Nelson, and Monta Ellis will see their minutes increased with Harris sidelined, and Barea could make for a nice low-budget buy in daily leagues. He's coming off a 14-point, six assist outing vs. the Wizards, and has a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers.
Nov 21 - 12:29 PM

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