February 13, 2018, 9:53 am
The Mavs announced that Dirk Nowitzki (left ankle effusion), Wesley Matthews (low back tightness) and J.J. Barea (return from injury management) are all probable for the game against the Kings on Tuesday while Salah Mejri (stiff neck) is considered questionable.
The veterans got a day off on Sunday on the second day of a back-to-back but it seems that they will be returning tonight. Owners though should expect more DNP’s after the All-Star break as the team will be focusing on the development of Dennis Smith, Yogi Ferrell, Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber. Mejri was held out of the Mavs’ last game but we have no word on the severity of his injury and we wouldn’t count on him regardless as he is simply a shot blocking specialist.