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  • Tim Hardaway Jr.
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. said he's "up in the air" in terms of playing in Orlando when the season resumes.

    While THJ is weighing his options, it does sound like he's leaning towards playing. "I’m still up in the air right now, but I love the game of basketball … When you have the opportunity to do the one thing you love, you just go for it." If he does play he'll be a shaky fantasy option, as his potential for explosive scoring games comes along with the likelihood of terrible shooting nights. Plenty of players are going through the same decision-making process as Hardaway right now.

    Source: Callie Caplan on Twitter

  • Dwight Powell
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Dwight Powell has advanced in his rehab from a torn Achilles as he has been able to do some light shooting, agility work, and has been able to do some jogging on the treadmill.

    Powell suffered a torn Achilles in January and has no chance of participating in Orlando's restart. However, it is always good news to hear a player reach a milestone in terms of their rehab. Powell may not play an NBA game until the 2021-22 season as he continues to recover from one of the toughest injuries in basketball. This is a situation that will continue to evolve over the next year or so.

    Source: Callie Caplan on Twitter

  • Courtney Lee
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    According to Marc Stein, even with a season-ending calf injury is going to keep him on the sidelines, Courtney Lee has informed the Mavs that he is eager to join the team in the bubble.

    Lee is a popular veteran presence in the Dallas locker room, and the team should still have a roster spot available for him due to Willie Cauley-Stein's decision to bypass the resumption of play in the bubble. That being said, the coronavirus situation remains volatile, and if injuries or infections are to hit the Mavs' roster they could always replace Lee with a healthy body.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Justin Patton
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    A former first-round pick in the 2017 draft, Justin Patton has come to terms with the Pistons.

    Patton has struggled throughout his time in the NBA, but it appears the center has landed himself another opportunity to earn a role with the Pistons next season. Several foot fractures never let the seven-footer get his career off the ground, but the Pistons have few long-term commitments in the backcourt, and Patton should have a chance to carve out minutes as a result if he plays well.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Willie Cauley-Stein
    C, Dallas Mavericks

    Shams Charania is reporting that Willie Cauley-Stein will not be part of the NBA restart in Orlando.

    Cauley-Stein and his partner are expecting a child in July, and he's putting his family safety first. WCS was a decent low-end fantasy option early in the season when he was the only center left standing in Golden State, but he wasn't a permanent member of the rotation after being traded to Dallas. As such, there shouldn't be too much change for the Mavs, but it does open the door for Maxi Kleber and/or Boban Marjanovic to see some extra minutes whenever WCS would've been called upon.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Trey Burke
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Trey Burke and the Mavs have agreed to a deal that covers the rest of the season, per Shams Charania.

    The Mavs were rumored to have interest in the last hour and things moved quickly. The contract may not be official just yet but Burke will be with Dallas, providing some backcourt depth. DFS players might want to keep Burke in mind if the Mavs end up resting some regulars towards the end of the eight-game mini season in Orlando, but that's about it.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Courtney Lee
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Marc Stein is reporting that Courtney Lee suffered a calf injury which required surgery during the shutdown.

    No word on what the injury is exactly or when it occurred, but the Mavs will be hitting the waiver wire for some help as they gear up for a potential playoff run. Lee, whose season seems to be over with this news, finished the year averaging 14.1 minutes across 24 contests.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Mitchell Robinson
    C, New York Knicks

    Current Mavs assistant coach Jamahl Mosley has received permission to interview for the Knicks vacancy at head coach, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Newly-minted Knicks president Leon Rose is seemingly trying to exhaust all of his options in terms of filling the Knicks head coaching position. And it's hard to blame him, as the Knicks are the midst of the worst stretch in franchise history and have had a number of flops recently as far as head coaching hirings are concerned. Tom Thibodeau is widely thought to be in the driver's seat for the job, but Rose seems to want to interview as many candidates as possible and make a calculated decision. Only time will tell, and there are bigger fish to fry at the moment.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Mavs guard Jalen Brunson (torn right labrum) won't be available for coach Rick Carlisle to deploy when the team resumes play in late July in Orlando.

    The last we heard about Brunson's injury came on May 1, and it wasn't any different. He still claims to be "out for the remainder of the season" and that has not changed even after the league announced in plans moving forward. Brunson had become a decent streamer for fantasy purposes whenever his name was penciled into the lineup for an injured starter but, at full strength, the Mavs don't ask too much (at least statistically) from Brunson. Regardless, everyone's fantasy season is over, at least if you're using a major fantasy site.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Marc Stein of the New York Times has reported that the Mavs plan to open their practice facility on Thursday.

    This news would make the Mavs the 23rd team to have their facilities open for "voluntary and socially distanced player workouts". Continue to monitor the wire as we should learn more about the potential of the league resuming in early June.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Mark Cuban said that the Mavs will not be opening their practice facility on Friday.

    Cuban said "because we can't test people then we can't assure anybody's safety. Even with taking all kinds of precautions it's just not worth it." Cuban said that players have been staying in shape and shooting on outdoor hoops. With the NBA's one-player-per-basket restriction on opening practice facilities, it seems like this would just move the Mavs' players' shooting workouts from their home to the gym, which doesn't have enough benefits to be worth the risk in Cuban's opinion. He did express optimism in the Orlando and Las Vegas bubble plans to resume play this season.

    Source: Mark Followill on Twitter

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson (torn labrum) said he is still "ruled out of the remainder of the season".

    Brunson had surgery on March 13th and had a time table of four-to-six months after the surgery. Despite being ruled out for the remainder of the season he said, "we have no idea when the season actually is going to pick back up, so we shall see." Brunson echoes the uncertainty that still surrounds the 2019-20 NBA season. Even when basketball activities resume, he will likely have to go through incremental steps like playing 3-on-3 and moving up to 5-on-5. That may be challenging under the quarantine restrictions.

    Source: Dwain Price on Mavs.com

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Mavs' forward Maxi Kleber, a native of Germany, remains in Dallas despite the on-going quarantine and coronavirus pandemic.

    Kleber says the situation in Germany is not much different than in the United States and that he is "committed" to staying in Dallas during the shutdown. "I might just stay here, focus on working out, doing lifting, staying in shape," Kleber said, although he admitted that motivation to do so is more difficult and he does not currently have access to a basketball hoop. Many NBA players are in similar situations, biding their time until Adam Silver is able to make some decisions regarding the continuation or cancelation of the rest of the 2019-2020 season.

    Source: Tim Cato on The Athletic

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson, who is still recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum, recently said in an interview that a return to action if the 2019-20 season is extended has been ruled out.

    Brunson goes on to say that his timeline is more aligned with making a return for next season's camp, He has been rehabbing at home but has kept in close contact with family and teammates via video calls and chats. Brunson is expected to be ready for a full load come 2020-21.

    Source: Dallas Morning News

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Mark Cuban holds an optimistic view regarding the return of NBA games, saying on Monday that "Hopefully by the middle of May, we're starting to get back to normal and the NBA is playing games."

    Cuban's optimism is sure to get hopes up among NBA fans, but there's obviously immense uncertainty and plenty of hurdles to clear before the NBA season can continue. If you want something to grab onto to keep spirits up, though, Cuban also mentioned that he "would say that the over/under would be June 1" and that he's taking the under.

    Source: wfaa.com