Player News - Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks have requested waivers on G Yuki Togashi.

Mavericks' general manager and president Donnie Nelson had previously said that Togashi was a longshot to make the team's final roster, so this comes as no surprise. Any (minimal) fantasy value that Togashi may have had will now be rendered moot as he'll likely report to the Mavericks' D-League Affiliate, the Texas Legends.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 21 - 12:31 PM

Dirk Nowitzki said that he is working on adding a quicker release to his shot.

As Nowitski enters his 17th NBA season, he'll need to make adjustments to keep playing at a high level and adjusting his shot served as low-hanging fruit. "It wasn't going to be running quicker or jumping higher," Nowitzki said. "So I figured I'd work on something that I can control." While the 36-year-old has consistently returned first-round fantasy value, he's a much safer pick towards the end of the second round or beginning of the third round.
Oct 21 - 12:20 PM

Mavericks waive F Eric Griffin.

Griffin had been competing for one of the Mavericks' final roster spots after a strong showing at Las Vegas Summer League, but it looks like he's reached the end of the line in Dallas. While the 24-year-old may hook on with another team, he won't provide much fantasy value to owners in standard leagues.
Oct 21 - 9:04 AM

Monta Ellis made two 3-pointers in Monday's 108-103 win over the Grizzlies, scoring a total of 14 points with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

Monta has been reliable for the past few seasons and the pick-and-roll game with Dirk Nowitzki should be in full effect again. Fantasy owners can target Ellis in the fourth round.
Oct 20 - 11:56 PM

Chandler Parsons was great for the Mavs on Monday with 11 points, four boards, five assists and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

The dimes have really been a big part of his game and he's averaged 4.3 per game over his last four. Of course, Parsons averaged 4.0 per game last year, so this isn't a surprise. His production on the stat sheet is basically made for fantasy, so he shouldn't slip beyond the fourth round.
Oct 20 - 11:54 PM

Dirk Nowitzki returned from a one-game absence with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer on Monday.

He just got some rest and he's been over his hip injury for over a week. Nowitzki isn't the sexiest pick you can make, but he is a very safe guy to grab at the turn of the second and third rounds.
Oct 20 - 11:49 PM

Ricky Ledo made 2-of-9 from the field during a 98-93 loss to Indiana on Saturday, scoring a total of four points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

Coach Rick Carlisle said Jae Crowder was an option at point guard over Ledo today, so that's not good. He's been a bull in a china shop for much of his career and has a heck of a lot of work to do in order to live up to his potential.
Oct 18 - 10:04 PM

Richard Jefferson started on Saturday and scored 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting, adding 5 rebounds, two assists, two 3-pointers, and two steals.

He got the start on Saturday because the first team had the night off, so nights like this won't happen often. Jefferson will have to fight for rotational minutes and is not on the fantasy radar.
Oct 18 - 9:53 PM

Gal Mekel started at point guard for the Mavericks and he did not disappoint by scoring 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting, while adding nine assists, two steals, two rebounds, and one 3-pointer.

The starters had the night off so Mekel got an extended look. Barring a trade, Mekel will not be worth owning in standard leagues as there are simply too many PGs on the Dallas roster.
Oct 18 - 9:45 PM

Al Faroug Aminu double-doubled off the bench on Saturday against the Pacers with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting, while adding 11 rebounds, two blocks, and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes .

He got extra minutes tonight because the starters had the night off. He looked really aggressive tonight on both ends of the floor and may have earned himself some more rotational minutes. Even though he is an elite rebounder, he needs to be more of a threat on the offensive side of the ball to be considered in standard leagues, although tonight was encouraging. He is not worth owning except in deep leagues for now.
Oct 18 - 9:38 PM

Jameer Nelson (rest) is out for Saturday's exhibition game.

He has looked like the leading candidate to start at PG for the Mavs early on and has looked strong in the preseason. He is slowly making his way up draft boards and may be worth a look late in drafts, even with Raymond Felton and Devin Harris in town.
Oct 18 - 6:39 PM

Chandler Parsons (rest) is out for Saturday's exhibition game.

He is going to get some extra rest on Saturday after he finally started to turn it on during the preseason. He is a solid pick in the early-middle rounds as he will see plenty of minutes for an aging Dallas team.
Oct 18 - 6:35 PM

Coach Rick Carlisle said Jae Crowder will get a look as the third-string point guard on Saturday.

The Mavericks are resting their team, so Crowder is behind Gal Mekel and Doron Lamb. This probably isn't going to end well.
Oct 18 - 6:34 PM

Tyson Chandler (rest) is out for Saturday's exhibition game.

He has been decent so far in preseason but the Mavs will sit him down tonight for some extra rest. Apart from rebounds and blocks, Chandler doesn't do much else in the box score. Still, he is worth a selection in the early-late rounds of standard leagues.
Oct 18 - 6:31 PM

Devin Harris is resting against the Pacers on Saturday.

He is healthy and has played well so far this preseason. Harris is a sneaky pickup in deeper leagues because he should have a high usage rate to go with his steals and treys.
Oct 18 - 6:30 PM

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