March 22, 2019, 12:31 amLuka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic continued his shooting woes on Thursday, scoring 13 points on 4-of-19 shooting while chipping in 10 rebounds, three assists and two 3-ponters.
He went 3-for-5 at the line and 2-for-10 from deep tonight. Doncic couldn't hit the ocean from the beach today, but that's been the story with his 3-point shooting for the past six games. During that stretch, he's hit 7-for-42 from deep which is absolutely crushing his shooting percentages. Outside of that, everything else has been fine.
March 22, 2019, 12:30 amJustin Jackson - F - Dallas Mavericks
Justin Jackson played his former team on Thursday and scored 19 points on 9-of-16 shooting while adding five boards, an assist and a triple.
Jackson had a "revenge game" against his old team if you like buying into narratives. He's starting now that Tim Hardaway Jr. (stress reaction) is shut down for the season, but even with the high minutes and points, he doesn't do much else. There's some streaming appeal here, but outside of points and triples he doesn't do much else and even his strong categories are inconsistent considering the sample size.
March 22, 2019, 12:29 amJalen Brunson - G - Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson cooled off a bit on Thursday, scoring 10 points on 5-of-12 shooting with three rebounds and two assists.
Brunson finally showed some signs of slowing down, but the minutes are still going to be there which means you should hang onto him. Tim Hardaway Jr. (stress reaction) is out for the year which leaves even more room for Brunson to pile up counting stats.
March 22, 2019, 12:28 amMaxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber scored five points on 2-of-5 shooting while adding seven boards, two assists, a triple, a steal and a block on Thursday.
Kleber was dealing with a wrist sprain, but played through it and looked solid. He logged over 30 minutes and delivered every peripheral stat which makes him a standard-league guy ROS.
March 22, 2019, 12:26 amDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell scored 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting while adding four rebounds, five assists, a steal, two blocks and a 3-pointer on Thursday.
Powell hit most of his free throws tonight (5-for-6 FTs) and maintained his high shooting averages which is something we're accustomed to by now. There's nothing stopping him from maintaining his current value as the Mavs have settled into their rotations. Salah Mejri (two points, three boards, three blocks in nine minutes) played well in his short amount of time and may be worth a look in deeper leagues if you're in need of a blocks specialist.
March 21, 2019, 9:58 pmJustin Jackson - F - Dallas Mavericks
Justin Jackson will move into the starting lineup on Thursday against the Kings.
Jackson had been buried on the bench in Dallas but might hold down a starting spot with Tim Hardaway Jr. done for the year. He needs massive volume to come close to even low-end value, so the lineup change doesn't do much unless you're in a league with more than 20 teams.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
March 21, 2019, 8:53 pmMaxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber (left wrist sprain) will play on Thursday against the Kings.
Kleber missed Wednesday's game but fantasy owners are thankful that he came away with minimal missed time. He's been playing well lately and is worth adding in all formats for his ability to help out with rebounds, steals, blocks, 3-pointers and field goal percentage.
Source: Chuck Cooperstein on Twitter
March 21, 2019, 8:50 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left tibia stress reaction) has been shut down for the remainder of the season.
It's not surprising, as the same injury cost Hardaway a full month last season and the Mavs have nothing to play for. He's safe to drop in all redraft formats while the Mavs will likely turn to a committee to pick up his minutes on the wing. Dorian Finney-Smith and Courtney Lee are the top options, and we might see Ryan Broekhoff get more regular minutes as well. DFS is the best add of the bunch if you're looking for low-end production.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
March 21, 2019, 5:52 pmMaxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber (left wrist sprain) has been upgraded to probable for Thursday's tilt with the Kings.
Kleber has been a middle-round guy over the last couple of weeks thanks to well-rounded contributions, so this is a nice break for fantasy owners. He's worth picking up anywhere he may have been dropped. Justin Jackson and Salah Mejri will slide back to the very end of the bench.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 21, 2019, 5:49 pmTim Hardaway Jr. - G - Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. will miss Thursday's game against the Kings because of a stress reaction in his left tibia.
This is bad news, and it has the potential to end Hardaway's season. He was sidelined for just over a month with a stress reaction in his lower left leg last season, and the Mavs have nothing to play for at this point. THJ had been on a nice scoring run of late but doesn't offer much utility when his shot isn't dropping, and we'd bet that most fantasy owners can afford to make a proactive drop. Dorian Finney-Smith and Courtney Lee should see additional run for as long as Hardaway is out.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 21, 2019, 1:40 pmMaxi Kleber - F - Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber (left wrist sprain) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Kings.
Kleber missed Wednesday's game with the wrist sprain, and looks iffy for Thursday as well. Justin Jackson and Salah Mejri saw the biggest boosts in playing time on Wednesday and would be in line for more minutes again, but nothing is certain as Dorian Finney-Smith, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwight Powell are competing for more minutes as well.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 21, 2019, 1:23 amDwight Powell - F/C - Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell scored five points on 2-of-4 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs) with nine rebounds, one steal and one block in Wednesday's loss to to the Blazers.
Powell has been shooting over his head during this recent tear so some regression is to be expected but he's a must-start player unless things turn south fast.
March 21, 2019, 1:18 amJalen Brunson - G - Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting (4-of-4 FTs) with two rebounds, three assists and two steals over 26 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Blazers.
Brunson has been cruising along as an early round level lately, which is unsustainable production over a long period of time but in the fantasy playoffs this development might not have time to correct itself.
March 21, 2019, 1:11 amLuka Doncic - G/F - Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic scored 24 points on 8-of-16 shooting (1-of-4 3PTs, 7-of-7 FTs) with five rebounds and six assists over 29 minutes in Wednesday's loss to the Blazers.
Doncic has been on the injury radar with a right knee contusion but owners can be cautiously optimistic that a Rookie of the Year chase is enough to keep him pushing through minor ailments.
March 21, 2019, 1:09 amJustin Jackson - F - Dallas Mavericks
Justin Jackson scored 21 points off the bench on Wednesday against the Blazers, hitting 8-of-15 shots (including three treys) with four rebounds and one assist in 34 minutes.
Jackson doesn't have a very good fantasy stat set and we need to see him do this a few more times before he hits the radar in most formats.