Player News - Mavericks

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J.J. Barea moved past Chris Paul for the top spot in the assist/turnover ratio at 5.00, and finished Tuesday's game with 10 points, five assists, one board and two 3-pointers in 17 minutes.

Barea has been solid since returning to Dallas this season, and has given them a much needed spark off of the bench. However, unless a couple of injuries strike the backcourt in Dallas, he will only be an asset in deeper leagues for owners in need of assists and 3-pointers.
Dec 17 - 10:31 AM

Ivan Johnson was suspended for one game in the NBA D-League after making contact with a referee on Dec. 9.

Johnson was last seen in the NBA playing for the Hawks in 2013, but this certainly isn't gong to help his chances of making it back to the league. Johnson is a solid rebounder, but until he can prove that he can consistently play at a high level he won't make it out of the D-League. He shouldn't be on any fantasy radars.
Source: NBC Sports
Dec 17 - 9:24 AM

Tyson Chandler scored just eight points, but had 14 rebounds and a block in 25 minutes of Tuesday's blowout win over his former team, the Knicks.

He played well in the revenge game, but honestly, probably felt sorry for them. He also played just 25 minutes due to a lopsided score, or he might have had a 20-rebound night.
Dec 16 - 10:34 PM

Chandler Parsons returned from his back injury and had 13 points, three rebounds, six assists, a steal, a block and three 3-pointers on 5-of-12 shooting.

Like Dirk Nowitzki, CP played just 23 minutes in tonight's blowout win. He should be good to go from here, so make sure he's back in your lineup after he missed Saturday's game.
Dec 16 - 10:32 PM

Dirk Nowitzki hit 5-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's easy win over the Knicks.

Most of the Dallas starters played less than 25 minutes and Dirk played just 23 in the blowout. He's been a bit hit or miss lately, but his stat line would have looked much better had his team needed him in the fourth quarter.
Dec 16 - 10:31 PM

Raymond Felton (ankle) will not play in Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.

He is reportedly making progress, but he can't seem to turn the corner and has yet to play this season. Dallas has plenty of depth in their backcourt, so owners in standard leagues can leave him on the waiver wire with confidence.
Dec 16 - 7:22 PM

Chandler Parsons (back) will start on Tuesday as the Mavericks take on the Knicks, sending Richard Jefferson back to the bench.

Parsons was really getting it going before having to sit out of Saturday's game, so get him active as he has a favorable matchup tonight vs. the Knicks. Jefferson can be sent back to the waiver wire in most leagues.
Dec 16 - 6:45 PM

Chandler Parsons (back) is still dealing with back stiffness on Monday.

ESPN Dallas beat writer Tim MacMahon said Parsons has a "good chance" he'll play on Tuesday night against the Knicks. Parsons missed Saturday and the Mavericks ill likely list him as questionable in the next few hours. If he's out, Richard Jefferson would get another start and be worth a look in deep leagues. The Mavericks do only have three games this week.
Dec 15 - 3:21 PM

Chandler Parsons reconstructed his free-throw shot during the offseason.

Parsons shot 70.5 percent from the line with the Rockets, but he's shooting just 71.8 percent this year. Parsons added that he's working on improvement with Rick Carlisle, and admitted his successes or failures can be mental. "I keep the ball higher," he said. "I don't bring it down like I used to. And my right foot is in front of my left now."
Dec 15 - 9:09 AM

Chandler Parsons (back) went through most of Sunday's practice, and is hopeful he'll be able to suit up for Tuesday's game vs. the Knicks.

"Today I went through pretty much everything," said Parsons. "It's still really sore, but it’s getting better every day. But we’re still not there yet" Parsons return to practice is a positive sign, and hopefully having Monday off will give him enough time to recover for Tuesday's game. However, if he's unable to go Monta Ellis and Dirk Nowitzki will be tasked with more offensive responsibilities. Stay tuned.
Dec 14 - 2:15 PM

Raymond Felton (ankle) is making progress according to coach Rick Carlisle

"He's making progress," Carlisle said. "And he's working extremely hard." Felton apparently went through a vigorous workout for 45 minutes prior to Sunday's game, and is finally close to returning to action. While this is good news, Felton would need a couple of injuries to occur in the Dallas backcourt before he would be worth picking up in deeper leagues, so he should be left on the waiver wire for now.
Dec 14 - 9:16 AM

Devin Harris had a diminished role against the Warriors on Saturday, playing 22 minutes with six points, one rebound, one assist, two steals and one 3-pointer.

He played well on Wednesday with 20 points, but the return on Jameer Nelson hurt him badly. Harris isn't usually this ineffective, but he played a lot of shooting guard and couldn't get many clean looks against a good Warriors defense. He has some value in deeper leagues even with Nelson healthy.
Dec 13 - 4:56 PM

J.J. Barea moved back to the bench on Saturday against the Warriors with six points, three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.

He played 23 minutes in a start on Wednesday, so there wasn't a big difference. Barea will likely need both Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris to miss time in order to have value in even deep leagues.
Dec 13 - 4:51 PM

Richard Jefferson played 35 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday with 13 points, 13 boards and two 3-pointers.

Chandler Parsons (back) was a game-time decision tonight and couldn't suit up. The Mavericks are off until Tuesday when they'll play at Madison Square Garden. Parsons will probably be back for that one, so there's little reason to grab Jefferson.
Dec 13 - 4:49 PM

Jameer Nelson played 28 minutes in his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Warriors, making 2-of-7 from the field for six points with four rebounds, five assists and one steal.

He had some Kinesio tape on his shooting shoulder and maybe that was a factor today. Nelson is making just 38.1 percent from the from the field on the season while not doing much else, so he's not a fantasy option right now.
Dec 13 - 4:43 PM


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