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Chandler Parsons said that his body "feels great."

"I'm feeling great," Parsons said. "It's some of the best basketball I've ever played in my career. My body feels great. I'm as confident as I've ever been. And I'm in a good place." His knee surgery is a distant memory and the forward has been playing excellent with averages of 25.0 points, 4.5 boards, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.0 3-pointers over his last two games. That pace likely isn't sustainable, but he's poised for a solid finish to the season.
Source: SportsDay
Feb 12 - 10:13 AM

After spending the past two games on the bench during crunch time, Wesley Matthews voiced his frustration following Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz.

"Yeah, I was frustrated. I've never been taken out of a game in crunch time. I haven't," said Matthews. "That's new to me. I've always been especially a crunch-time player, so I don't know." The Mavs pulled out a win over the Grizzlies with Wesley on the bench during crunch time on Saturday, but fell to the Jazz during overtime on Tuesday, with Raymond Felton getting the call over Matthews. That's not a trend that's likely to continue, so owners have little to be concerned about here.
Source: ESPN
Feb 10 - 10:15 AM

Raymond Felton hit 5-of-9 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws for 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's overtime loss.

He hit a big shot late in regulation to help force overtime and has scored in double figures in four of his last five games. If you need guard help, there's a decent chance he's available in your league.
Feb 10 - 12:25 AM

Wesley Matthews, who hadn't scored more than nine points in three straight games, hit 5-of-9 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds and three assists in Tuesday's loss to the Jazz.

The minutes are there for Matthews, but he's shooting just 40 percent from the floor over his last five games. Hopefully tonight was a sign that he's going to get hot soon, but we'll have to wait until Feb. 19 to find out if it's going to happen.
Feb 10 - 12:23 AM

Deron Williams hit 5-of-12 shots, two 3-pointers and 11-of-13 free throws for 23 points, two rebounds, five assists and a steal in 42 minutes of Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz, his former team.

The Jazz play good defense and Williams was probably motivated against his former team, even though years have passed. He struggled with eight points on 3-of-9 shooting in his return from a hip injury on Friday, but has played very well in his last two games. Hopefully he uses the All-Star break to get fully healthy and keeps it going after the break.
Feb 10 - 12:21 AM

Zaza Pachulia had seven points, 11 rebounds and five assists in 41 minutes Tuesday, despite hitting just 1-of-4 shots.

He hit 5-of-6 free throws to salvage some scoring, but has cooled off recently. He's scored four points in three of his last five games, including an ejection against the Spurs, he also has three double-digit rebound games in those. The minutes are still there and he should break out of his funk soon.
Feb 10 - 12:16 AM

Chandler Parsons hit 8-of-16 shots and three 3-pointers for 24 points, one rebound, one steal and one block in 36 minutes of Tuesday's overtime loss to the Jazz.

After slumping for a couple games, Parsons is setting up nicely for a big run after the All-Star break, scoring 26 and 24 points in his last two games with eight 3-pointers and nine rebounds. He was tough to stomach over the first couple months of the season, but patient owners are now being rewarded on most nights.
Feb 10 - 12:14 AM

Devin Harris (sprained left toe) will miss Tuesday's game against the Jazz.

Harris will miss his eighth straight game on Tuesday as the Mavs attempt to get him healthy for the second half of the season. We'll likely see Harris after the All-Star Break, but Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea will pick up extra minutes on Tuesday in his stead.
Feb 9 - 10:17 AM

Zaza Pachulia has been working with Holger Geschwindner on improving his shot.

Geschwinder is close to Dirk Nowitzki and is known for calculating optimum angles of jump shots. Pachulia is only making 32.7 percent of his jumpers on the year, so he definitely can improve there. His fantasy value has really taken a tumble and he's more of a low-end asset.
Feb 8 - 2:20 PM

Devin Harris (sprained left great toe) is "highly unlikely" to play on Tuesday vs. the Jazz.

It's not a surprise considering the previous Harris update had him (likely) sitting through the All-Star break. While Harris is out, J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton will continue to pick up extra time.
Feb 8 - 1:48 PM

Rick Carlisle praised rookie Justin Anderson for his recent performance on the floor.

"He’s been getting opportunities to play, which he has earned with consistency, with hard work and with understanding his role on the team," Carlisle said. "He made some rebounds in traffic that I haven’t seen anybody make here in the last seven-plus years, and I don’t know how you duplicate his enthusiasm and exuberance for the game and his teammates. You know, we knew he was a special kid when we drafted him." The words are nice, but Anderson is not currently on the fantasy radar.
Source: Mavs.com
Feb 8 - 11:54 AM

Dirk Nowitzki's ankle wasn't an issue on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring 18 points with seven boards, two assists, one block and one 3-pointer in 37 minutes.

This was the second night of a back-to-back set, but the Mavs let him play since he only saw 24 minutes in Friday's blowout loss to the Spurs. Nowitzki shot just 6-of-17 from the field tonight, but at least he's healthy. He will be good to go for Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz.
Feb 6 - 11:25 PM

Deron Williams had 22 points to go with 11 assists, two boards, one steal and two 3-pointers in Saturday's overtime win over the Grizzlies.

He was awful on Friday vs. the Spurs with just eight points on 3-of-9 shooting in 27 minutes, but he looked rejuvenated vs. the Grizzlies and this was one of his best performances of the season. He shot 8-of-20 from the field and didn't turn the ball over once, so hopefully he carries this momentum into Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz.
Feb 6 - 11:15 PM

Raymond Felton scored 16 points off the bench on Saturday vs. the Grizzlies with seven boards, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

Wesley Matthews was benched down the stretch and finished with just eight points, but coach Rick Carlisle was simply riding the hot hand in Felton. He scored just six points in his previous outing in 21 minutes, so he would have to do this again to be on the radar in standard leagues. To be clear, Matthews' spot in the lineup is not in jeopardy.
Feb 6 - 11:14 PM

Chandler Parsons was phenomenal in Saturday's 114-110 overtime win over the Grizzlies, scoring 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting.

He had a six-point dud vs. the Spurs on Friday, so it was great to see him get back on track. The forward added eight boards, four assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 41 minutes, helping the Mavericks snap a three-game losing skid in the process. Keep Parsons locked in all lineups.
Feb 6 - 11:10 PM


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