Player News - Mavericks

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Raymond Felton tweaked his right ankle during Tuesday's practice, but according to head coach Rick Carlisle, the minor tweak is not considered serious.

Raymond Felton is fighting for minutes with Devin Harris, Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis, and J.J. Barea, and he wasn't even able to get off the bench during his last outing. Felton should remain on the waiver wire in standard leagues.

Tyson Chandler said he felt like a scapegoat for the New York Knicks' failures last season.

"At times, at times, at times," Chandler said when asked if he felt like a scapegoat. "But I feel like New York made me a lot stronger, a lot stronger of a person going through trials and tribulations there. But that's life." Chandler is having a strong start to the 2014-15 regular season and should be fixture in fantasy owners' lineups for his nightly double-double potential.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Nov 25 - 10:49 AM

Dirk Nowitzki said Monday's 110-100 loss to the Pacers was both horrific and awful.

While Dirk stopped short of calling the loss "embarrassing" like teammate Chandler Parsons did, he obviously wasn't happy. "A horrible loss. Horrific. Awful," Nowitzki said of the Mavs' second straight loss. "I can't find any more words." Nowitzki scored 22 points to go along with 11 rebounds, one block and two treys in the loss, so his fantasy owners can't complain too much as he's still returning top-25 value on the season and will continue to do so as long as he's healthy.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Nov 25 - 10:09 AM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting with 11 rebounds, two threes and one block in Monday's 111-100 loss to the Pacers.

Dirk's rebounds have been down and so has his normally unflappable free throw shooting. Tonight's result is a good sign for the former and in the case of the latter nobody should be worrying. With just top 20-40 value on the year, he's going to improve those marks as long as he stays healthy. Monta Ellis scored 24 points with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and a three in the loss.
Nov 25 - 1:30 AM

Chandler Parsons scored 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

Parsons has started off very slow and this should still be viewed as a buy low opportunity, but the clock is ticking for him to prove he can earn his keep in fantasy leagues.
Nov 25 - 1:28 AM

Jameer Nelson scored 10 points on 4-of-11 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, five assists and one steal over 29 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pacers.

Nelson hasn't produced enough to be worth holding in 12-team leagues and his 14-team value is in jeopardy with the arrivals of J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton.
Nov 25 - 1:23 AM

Brandan Wright had another perfect game from the field on Monday, hitting all six of his shots for 13 points, four rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes.

Wright is a machine and the only thing that can stop him is his own health, but for now he seems fairly durable and playing behind an older set of big men he has a lot of upside (especially in the case of Tyson Chandler). He's returning top 40-70 value (9/8 cat) and congratulations are in order if you drafted him.
Nov 25 - 1:21 AM

Raymond Felton returned from his suspension but did not play on Monday due to coach's decision.

Felton will only be on the fantasy radar if the Mavs suffer a number of injuries.
Nov 25 - 1:17 AM

Raymond Felton will not play against the Pacers on Monday.

He is eligible to return, but the Mavericks don't need him. They've been one of the best offenses in the history of the NBA, so why mess with a good thing? Felton has very little fantasy value.
Nov 24 - 7:28 PM

Raymond Felton (ankle) said that he's fully healthy following his suspension.

It's not a lock that Felton will return on Monday, but he's healthy enough to do so and his suspension has ended. Even if active, Felton has a lot of work to do as he's currently at the bottom of the point guard depth chart behind Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris and J.J. Barea.
Nov 24 - 12:19 PM

Mavericks recall G Ricky Ledo from the D-League.

Ledo will go back to sitting at the end of the bench for Dallas.
Nov 24 - 10:03 AM

Former Wolves G Rashad McCants has agreed to a deal with Homenetmen in Lebanon.

He's played in China and the D-League in recent seasons, and it's safe to assume that his NBA career is over.
Nov 23 - 10:38 AM

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


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