Player News - Mavericks

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Al-Farouq Aminu came off the bench for 10 points, seven rebounds, three steals and a career-high six blocks on 2-of-7 shooting in 29 minutes on Wednesday.

The last time we blurbed him was back on Jan. 4, which should tell you how he's been playing. This was easily his best game of the season and there's no reason to pick him up, unless he starts making noise on a nightly basis.
Jan 29 - 12:21 AM

Monta Ellis hit 14-of-23 shots and a 3-pointer for 33 points, four rebounds, five assists and a steal on Wednesday.

Rajon Rondo was terrible tonight and Ellis is heating up, scoring 33, 19, 36 and 17 points over his last four games.
Jan 29 - 12:19 AM

Chandler Parsons hit 8-of-13 shots and five 3-pointers for 21 points, three rebounds and a steal on Wednesday.

Parsons had an annoying hiccup on Sunday when he scored six points, but is still averaging 17.4 points and 2.6 3-pointers over his last five games. His general lack of rebounds and assists is annoying, but he's playing well for Dallas offensively.
Jan 29 - 12:17 AM

Dirk Nowitzki hit just 4-of-11 shots for 14 points, five rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets.

He left briefly after taking a James Harden elbow to the face, and has struggled recently. He had just 11 points and five rebounds on Tuesday, but was playing better prior to his last two games. This looks like a nice time to try to buy low on Dirk.
Jan 29 - 12:14 AM

Dirk Nowitzki exited Wednesday's game in the first quarter after being elbowed in the face by James Harden, but he has since returned.

The Mavs' training staff evaluated him on the bench and he seems to have a mouth injury, but it obviously wasn't very serious. We'll keep an eye on him throughout the course of the game as a precaution.
Jan 28 - 8:21 PM

Chandler Parsons said that he's accepted a smaller role with the Mavericks, adding, "I’ve just got to be doing a lot of stuff that’s without the ball.

"Rondo is going to have the ball a lot, Monta’s going to have the ball a lot, Dirk’s going to have it in the post a lot," Parsons said. "If [I'm not] the No. 1 or 2 option, I’ve accepted that, but I’m going to stay aggressive." Parsons is actually posting a career-high usage rate of 20.6 percent, but his minutes have fallen below 33 per game and he's struggled to adjust to Rajon Rondo's arrival. Fantasy owners should stay patient, as Parsons should shake off his slump before long.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jan 28 - 6:09 PM

Chandler Parsons quickly recovered from his six-point dud on Sunday, finishing Tuesday's loss with 19 points on 7-of-11 FGs with three 3-pointers, two rebounds and three assists.

He played 32 minutes and was limited down the stretch with the game out of reach, so this is a relatively encouraging performance for Parsons' weary owners. Worries about his scoring are understandable, but the bigger concern might be his supporting stats -- over the Mavs' past five games he's averaging a paltry 1.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocks. Unless you want to sell him at a steep discount, patience is warranted.
Jan 27 - 11:32 PM

Rajon Rondo couldn't duplicate Sunday's near triple-double on Tuesday, but he still posted seven points, one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.

He turned the ball over three times but didn't take any FT attempts, to his fantasy owners' relief. Fantasy owners' should keep an eye on Rondo's health and playing time over the next few weeks -- he's averaging just 27.5 minutes over the Mavs' past six games, possibly a consequence of a lingering Achilles injury.
Jan 27 - 11:25 PM

Tyson Chandler's knee injury didn't limit him vs. the Grizzlies on Tuesday, as he scored 10 points on 4-of-4 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs with five rebounds in 32 minutes of action.

He might have played more but he racked up five personal fouls in a tough matchup with Marc Gasol. Chandler's owners are basically playing with free money after his quick return from a seemingly serious knee injury on Sunday, and he's unlikely to fall far below his third-round valuation in 9-cat leagues while healthy.
Jan 27 - 11:20 PM

Monta Ellis notched his seventh 30-point game of the season on Sunday, pouring in 36 points on 16-of-27 shooting in a narrow road loss to the Pelicans.

In the process, Ellis became the league leader in crunch-time scoring with 94 points in the 'clutch,' as defined by He drained four 3-pointers tonight, with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and only one turnover, and this may have been his most well-rounded line all season. Unlike teammate Chandler Parsons, the arrival of Rajon Rondo hasn't slowed Ellis down a bit.
Jan 25 - 9:27 PM

Tyson Chandler returned from a scary knee injury to finish Sunday's loss in New Orleans with four points, seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks in 33 minutes.

He was carried off the court after knee-on-knee contact, but X-rays were negative and it seems to have been nothing worse than a stinger. Owners should consider him questionable for Tuesday's game as a precaution, while checking for updates over the next few days.
Jan 25 - 9:26 PM

Mavs big man Dwight Powell neared his season-high with 10 points off the bench on Sunday, adding six rebounds, two assists and one block.

He played 15 minutes and briefly stepped into a bigger role once Tyson Chandler (knee) went down. Chandler was able to return in the fourth quarter, however, so there's no incentive to pluck Powell off the waiver wire.
Jan 25 - 9:26 PM

Rajon Rondo made 7-of-10 shots with two 3-pointers on Sunday, scoring 17 points with eight rebounds and nine assists in his first double-digit scoring game since Jan. 13.

This was just the fourth time since joining the Mavs that Rondo has made more than half of his shot attempts, so owners should enjoy it while it lasts. He padded his near triple-double with a pair of steals and only two turnovers in 34 minutes, taking full advantage of the absence of Pelicans' PG Jrue Holiday (leg).
Jan 25 - 9:25 PM

Chandler Parsons disappeared on Sunday with six points on 2-of-6 shooting, one rebound, three turnovers and no other stats to his credit.

Prior to the Mavs' trade for Rajon Rondo, Parsons was averaging 16.7 points, 2.2 threes, 5.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals, while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. Since the trade he's dipped in points (-3.1), threes (-0.6), boards (-1.1), assists (-0.5) and steals (-0.2). That's reduced him to late-round value, and owners itching to trade him would need to do so at a steep discount. Stay patient.
Jan 25 - 9:23 PM

Tyson Chandler left Sunday's game against the Pelicans with a knee injury, but has since returned to action.

He collided with Anthony Davis during the third quarter and immediately gripped his knee in pain. Chandler couldn't put any weight on his leg and had to carried off the floor by his teammates, so it's surprising to see him back on the floor. X-rays were negative on his knee, so it looks like he dodged a bullet. We will let you know how his knee holds up after the game.
Jan 25 - 7:37 PM

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