March 20, 2016, 11:33 am
Deron Williams (calf) and Wesley Matthews (lower extremity) are both expected to play on Sunday against the Blazers.
With Chandler Parsons ruled out, the Mavs desperately needed both Williams and Matthews to play in an important showdown with the Blazers. Both Williams and Matthews will have greater responsibility on offense to make up for the loss of Parsons. If you picked up J.J. Barea or Raymond Felton in hopes of either Matthews or Williams sitting, this news hurts. But the Mavs have gone small and both Barea and Felton should still have a good chance of producing for their owners.