Player News - Mavericks

Date: Team: Pos:

Monta Ellis scored 14 points in Thursday's easy 120-102 win over the Jazz to go with three rebounds, six assists and one turnover in 29 minutes.

He dropped 26 in the opener and the Mavericks look like they should be one of the highest scoring teams in basketball. Considering how durable Ellis has been and his nice steals totals, he's a solid top-50 asset in fantasy leagues.
Oct 31 - 2:08 AM

Brandan Wright scored 14 points in 20 minutes on Thursday with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks.

He almost doesn't miss from the field and garbage time wasn't a huge factor with none of his field goals coming in the last six minutes of the game. Wright will have low-end fantasy value because he will likely see time in the high teens most nights.
Oct 31 - 2:06 AM

J.J. Barea made his season debut on Thursday with four points, four boards and three assists in 19 minutes.

He is way too far down the depth chart to be picked up in most fantasy leagues. Barea did get a nice ovation in his return to Dallas.
Oct 31 - 2:01 AM

Al-Farouq Aminu double-doubled in 20 minutes against the Jazz with 16 points, 10 boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer on Thursday.

He did his damage in garbage time, so this line is a fluke after only logging five minutes on Tuesday. Aminu did get run at both forward spots in the preseason, but he doesn't have fantasy value right now.
Oct 31 - 1:59 AM

Tyson Chandler made all five attempts from the field for 13 points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 25 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

Garbage time was a factor tonight and he did have some foul trouble in the opener, so he should be above his 26.5 minutes per game. Chandler is more of a three-category guy in fantasy for boards, blocks and field goal percentage.
Oct 31 - 1:57 AM

Dirk Nowitzki was his usual efficient self against the Jazz on Thursday with 21 points on 9-of-13 from the field to go with three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one block and two 3-poitners.

He's just too good as an offensive weapon and shot over 63 percent in each of his first two games. Nowitzki will likely have first-round value on a per-game basis again this year.
Oct 31 - 1:40 AM

Chandler Parsons bounced back from a stinker in the opener with a 21-point game against the Jazz on Thursday, adding seven rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.

He just couldn't get his shots to go down in the opener and was much better tonight, making 8-of-16. Parsons is going to be heavily involved in the offense, which figures to be among the league's best for points and overall fantasy output. We should see more of this CP than the Tuesday version.
Oct 31 - 1:36 AM

Raymond Felton (ankle) is expected to miss at least another week.

Felton has a high ankle sprain that simply isn't healing. Regardless, Felton is dealing with a league-mandated suspension anyhow, so he wouldn't be eligible to play even if he were fully healthy. Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris will continue to hold down the point.
Oct 30 - 6:35 PM

J.J. Barea said he wished he never left the Mavericks.

"I wish I would have never left, but things happen," he said. Barea said he missed Dallas, but as ESPN Dallas points out, his bank account is better off for having signed with the Timberwolves on a 4-year, $18 million contract when he did. Barea is not expected to make an immediate impact, but should be able to carve out a small role in familiar surroundings.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 30 - 3:06 PM

Mavericks sign G J.J. Barea.

After clearing waivers on Wednesday, Barea has signed a veteran's minimum deal to rejoin the Dallas Mavericks. "We could not be more excited to have J.J. back in a Mavericks uniform," president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said. "He was a key contributor in bringing a championship to Dallas. A player with his experience and leadership will be a great addition to our team." Barea brings more real value to the Mavericks than he does fantasy value to fantasy owners as he'll be part of a crowded backcourt rotation alongside Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis, Raymond Felton, and Devin Harris.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 30 - 12:13 PM

Mavericks waive Gal Mekel.

This was an expected move which clears the way for Dallas to sign J.J. Barea. Even if Mekel does land with another NBA team this season, he's not going to have fantasy value.
Oct 29 - 6:10 PM

Gal Mekel will be released by the Mavericks.

The Mavericks tried to trade him, but it just didn't happen. Mekel might be picked up by a team like the Lakers or the Sixers.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 29 - 4:50 PM

Raymond Felton (ankle) was in a walking boot on Tuesday and is still going to miss another week of action.

He's not close to returning and the Mavericks won't need him with Devin Harris coming off the bench behind Jameer Nelson. Felton can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Oct 29 - 3:02 PM

Chandler Parsons said that "I've got to be better" after a disappointing performance against the Spurs on Tuesday.

It is going to take some time for him to gel with his new teammates so he deserves a pass on this one. Only four times during his three seasons with the Houston Rockets did Parsons make two or fewer field goals on 10 or more attempts, so Parsons should bounce back quickly. On a positive note, he didn't appear limited by his knee which is a great sign moving forward.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Oct 29 - 10:12 AM

Monta Ellis impressed on Tuesday in a loss against the Spurs by scoring 26 points to go with six assists, four rebounds, one 3-pointer, and one steal in 37 minutes.

He shot 11-of-21 from the field and was Dallas' best player tonight. Ellis is going to have to carry Dallas at times this year, much to the delight of his owners. Owners can expect many such well-rounded lines from Ellis this year.
Oct 28 - 11:21 PM


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