Player News - Mavericks

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Andrew Bogut (hamstring) could be cleared to play later this week.

Bogut has missed the last six games for the Mavericks due to the hamstring injury, but he's reportedly likely to go through at least one practice before Wednesday's game. "Like Dirk [Nowitzki] and J.J. Barea on their most recent comebacks, we got to get him on the court for some practice time before we put him in a game," said coach Rick Carlisle. Bogut's return will cut into Salah Mejri and could move Dirk Nowitzki back to the power forward position.
Jan 22 - 7:29 PM

Seth Curry went 6-of-8 from the field during Sunday's blowout win over the Lakers, on his way to 14 points, two boards, two 3-pointers, three assists, one steal and one turnover.

The Mavs ended the first half with a season-high 29-point lead and finished the game with a season-best 49-point win (third-largest victory in franchise history). As for Curry, he's jumped into the mid-round equation over the past month, and with forever injured guys like Deron Williams, J.J. Barea (calf) and Devin Harris as the only other PGs with season-long deals on the roster, Curry is worth owning in most leagues for his post-break appeal.
Jan 22 - 7:15 PM

Justin Anderson scored a career-high tying 19 points on Sunday, adding five boards, two assists, one steal, three 3-pointers and three turnovers in just 16 minutes off the bench.

Anderson did most of his damage during the second half of action sans Wesley Matthews (hip), rocking an insane 48.9 usage rate as he went to work against the lethargic Lakers. However, with Rick Carlisle telling reporters that he believes Matthews will play Wednesday vs. New York, Anderson isn't a great pickup in most formats.
Jan 22 - 6:34 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with five boards, one assist, one steal, one block, one 3-pointer and one turnover in just 20 minutes of play.

This was a solid bounce-back performance following Friday's 1-of-13 shooting disaster, and he also tied J.R. Smith for the 15th spot on the all-time 3-point shooting list in this one. The game was a massive blowout, which helps explain the low minutes for Dirk, but his owners can expect his playing time to return to the upper-20s with a matchup against the Knicks on Wednesday.
Jan 22 - 6:09 PM

Wesley Matthews (right hip strain) is expected to play vs. the Knicks on Wednesday, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

We'll hedge our bets until he's officially cleared to play, but this is still an extremely encouraging report after watching him limp off the court on Sunday. When asked if he'd play vs. the Knicks, he replied, "That's the plan." He benefits from having two days off, and he's known for battling through injuries, so it would be a surprise if he's ultimately ruled out.
Jan 22 - 6:05 PM

Harrison Barnes was held to just six points on 3-of-12 shooting Sunday, to go with five boards, two assists, one turnover and nothing else through 27 minutes of playing time.

Barnes just couldn’t buy a bucket, and unfortunately, this lackluster outing snapped his 44-game streak of scoring in double figures. That being said, Barnes has been solid more often than not this season, so his owners can anticipate a bounce-back performance on Wednesday with a matchup against the Knicks.
Jan 22 - 6:02 PM

Dorian Finney-Smith started the second half on Sunday with Wesley Matthews (hip) going down and put up seven points, seven boards, one 3-pointer, one steal and one turnover in 34 minutes.

If Matthews is forced to miss some time with the hip injury, Finney-Smith will likely move into the starting lineup, although that doesn’t mean much in most leagues. Through 27 starts this season, DFS owns meager averages of 5.6 points, 3.5 boards and not much else on 41.4 percent shooting. Justin Anderson, however, scored 19 points in 16 minutes off the bench, so he may be able to capitalize most on a Matthews absence.
Jan 22 - 5:54 PM

Deron Williams scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting during Sunday's 122-73 blowout win over the Lakers, adding eight assists, five boards, one 3-pointer and zero turnovers in 26 minutes.

Williams surpassed Kevin Johnson for the No. 20 spot on all-time assist list in this one, and he now needs just 11 more dimes to pass up Muggsy Bogues for the No. 19 spot. Williams was widely regarded as one of the best point guards in the league during his Utah days, but in 2017 he’s past his prime and just clinging to late-round value.
Jan 22 - 5:49 PM

Wesley Matthews (right hip strain) will not return to Sunday's game against the Lakers.

Matthews asked to come out of the game with 1:16 left in the second quarter and was sporting a noticeable limp on his way to the locker room, so it's not surprising to see him ruled out for the remainder of the game. He'll end his evening with 13 points, three triples, two boards, two assists, one steal and one turnover in 14 minutes, and for now, we'll consider him questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks.
Jan 22 - 4:45 PM

Rick Carlisle said that while Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will miss Sunday's game against the Lakers, there's a chance he could get back out there sometime next week.

Sunday will mark Bogut's sixth straight game on the sidelines, but it sounds like he should be able to get back out there for at least one game of Dallas' upcoming Wednesday-Thursday back-to-back set. Bogut's return will significantly cut into Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell's minutes.
Jan 22 - 2:11 PM

J.J. Barea (left calf strain) is likely out until the All-Star break according to coach Rick Carlisle.

This isn't a surprise because Barea can't seem to shake this calf issue. With Barea out, Deron Williams and Seth Curry are locked into a heavy workload for the foreseeable future and should be owned in standard leagues. Devin Harris will also play more, but he's not an attractive fantasy asset.
Jan 22 - 2:07 PM

Andrew Bogut (hamstring) will not play against the Lakers on Sunday.

This isn't a surprise with Bogut expected to miss "the near future" due to his hamstring strain, according to coach Rick Carlisle. The Mavs have been using Dirk Nowitzki at center, but it didn't work out on Friday with Rudy Gobert dropping a 27-25 line on them. This figures to be a small-ball game, so using guys like Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell will be risky. Seth Curry looks like the clear winner from this.
Jan 21 - 5:26 PM

As expected, J.J. Barea (left calf strain) has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers.

Barea is dealing with yet another leg injury. We are awaiting further info, but he is expected to miss at least a week or two. He hurt himself going up for a jumper late in Friday's game. "After a shot, I went to step to the side, and I think I ran into the fans behind me and the fans sitting down," Barea said. "I looked back, but nobody touched me. When I went to step, that’s when I knew something was wrong with my calf." Seth Curry will be the primary beneficiary while Barea is sidelined, which make Curry a high-probity waiver add. Devin Harris also will see a bump up in minutes.
Source: Mavs.com
Jan 21 - 9:23 AM

Deron Williams scored 16 points during a 112-107 loss to the Jazz on Friday, adding four rebounds, eight assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes.

His scoring chances should be going up, as well. Compared to when he's with J.J. Barea (calf) this season, Williams gets a 7.9 usage rate bump without JJB. Although, the sample isn't too big with just 106 minutes of Barea-Williams lineups, and also some of this is due to Dirk Nowitkzi's absence overlapping Barea's time off. Still, Williams is playing some great ball as a sell-high player due to his injury history and the Mavs losing so many games.
Jan 21 - 2:46 AM

Seth Curry scored 15 points with three rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Jazz on Friday.

He hit a clutch three late to send this game to overtime. Curry has looked great in his last three starts, averaging 16.0 points, 3.0 boards, 0.7 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.3 treys on 62.1 percent from the field. The more important news for Curry is that J.J. Barea (calf) is out for a long time, so make sure Curry is owned in standard leagues.
Jan 21 - 2:40 AM


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