Dallas Mavericks

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  • Justin Jackson
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Justin Jackson notched 18 points off the bench in Thursday's 102-87 win over the Clippers, adding six rebounds and three triples to round out his game.

    Jackson ends his preseason on a strong note and it looks like he'll hold a solid rotation role for Dallas, and may even start if the forward core suffers injuries. That said, he's always been a weak fantasy play and would need immense volume to change anyone's mind.

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Neither Dorian Finney-Smith (hip flexor) nor Seth Curry (right knee contusion) played in Thursday's preseason finale.

    There's no reason for the Mavs to push either player through this, though we'll keep an eye out for updates before the real games begin. Both figure to be important reserves and should be able to deliver top-250 value in fantasy, if that means anything to you.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis needed only 23 minutes to produce 18 points, 13 rebounds, a block and a 3-pointer in Thursday's preseason win over the Clippers.

    Luka Doncic, not to be outdone, added 13 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and four 3-pointers of his own, though nine turnovers were pretty ugly. It wasn't always pretty but it's obvious that this young dynamic duo will threaten early-round value for as long as they're on the court. How much they're on the court, Porzingis is particular, is the question.

  • Delon Wright
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Delon Wright put a fitting end to a quiet preseason on Thursday, scoring six points with three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes of action.

    Wright was looking like a major breakout candidate but a poor preseason looks to have took some wind out of his sails. We still believe in his ability to rack up defensive stats out of a guard spot and his solid middle-round upside, so Wright's still worth a look sometime after pick No. 80.

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson (sore left hamstring) posted six points, five rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 15 minutes on Thursday night.

    Brunson started next to Delon Wright, which is something to remember in case the Mavs deal with injuries that force them to reshuffle the starting five during the year. He's only a deep-league option but did have some stints of relevance last season, so he's not someone to completely write off if injuries strike.

  • Chad Brown
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs have signed Chad Brown to an Exhibit 10 contract.

    Brown spent four years at University of Central Florida. After going undrafted, he will most likely be spending his first professional season with the Mavs G League affiliate.

    Source: Tim McMahon on Twitter

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber is probable to start in Thursday's preseason finale vs. the Clippers.

    Kleber is likely to be joined by Luka Dončić, Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee and Delon Wright. With Dwight Powell hampered by a hamstring strain, Kleber is a strong candidate to look at in DFS lineups for Thursday's slate. Kleber could provide fantasy value at some point this season. He is someone to look at at the very end of drafts. Kleber should be on watch-lists if he is a free agent in your league.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry (right knee contusion) is questionable to face the Clippers on Thursday while Dwight Powell (left hamstring strain) remains out.

    The Mavs are likely exercising caution with their rotation players ahead of the start of the regular season. Continue to monitor Curry's status ahead of tip-off for DFS lineups.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Jalen Brunson
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    Jalen Brunson (sore left hamstring) and Dorian Finney-Smith (hip flexor) are both questionable for Thursday's game against the Clippers.

    Both Brunson and Finney-Smith are likely being held out as a precaution in advance of the regular season. Continue to monitor their status up until tip-off if you are looking at playing some Mavs in your Thursday DFS lineups.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Aric Holman
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs waived Aric Holman and Dakota Mathias on Tuesday.

    There is no fantasy relevance here.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Luka Doncic
    PG-SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Luka Doncic had a double-double with 19 points (4-for-10 FGs, 9-for-11 FTs), 10 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block, two threes and six turnovers in 27 minutes in a 107-70 win on Monday over the Thunder.

    Doncic's line is worth a deeper look. It reminds us to stay away from his current ADP if you're concerned about turnovers. It also shows how he could easily have a big jump in free throw percentage this season, as he shot far better in Europe than he did during his rookie season.

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF-C, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis double-doubled in an easy win over the Thunder on Monday night, putting up 17 points (7-for-21 FGs), 13 rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

    Porzingis has played in three straight games, which is nice to see. He's one of the biggest boom-or-bust picks this season with a ceiling in the top-15 and we know what the floor looks like.

  • Tim Hardaway Jr.
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Tim Hardaway Jr. hit three treys off the bench as part of a 13-point night (4-for-5 FGs, 2-for-2 FTs) that also included four rebounds, three assists and a steal in 22 minutes in a victory over the Thunder.

    Hardaway has been valuable in fantasy at times, but he may not get enough minutes this season to do it again. Keep a close watch on his role, and if he can get 25 minutes a night, Hardaway could be worth starting for his threes and points.

  • Seth Curry
    SG, Dallas Mavericks

    Seth Curry won't return to Monday's game against the Thunder due to a knee contusion.

    Curry hit a three, had a rebound, an assist and a steal in the nine minutes in which he played. The Mavs are relatively deep at guard, so Curry may need another player to miss time in order for him to matter in standard leagues this season.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    Niether Dorian Finney-Smith (hip flexor) nor Jalen Brunson (left hamstring soreness) will play on Monday.

    Both players sat out practice on Saturday and Sunday, and there's no need to push them through meaningless games. Finney-Smith is closer to the fantasy radar given his ability to play PF and Dwight Powell's injury, but we're looking at deep-league value here. DFS and Brunson are both progressing so we may see them before the exhibition slate wraps up.

    Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter