January 20, 2020, 9:07 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (right knee soreness) is officially listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.
Porzingis is expected to play in this game, but the questionable tag should give his owners pause. Check on his news on Tuesday to get the final word.
January 20, 2020, 2:01 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Rick Carlisle said that Kristaps Porzingis (right knee soreness) looks good to play on Tuesday.
Porzingis' return would have a direct impact on the values of Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell, who have been top-60/70 plays in 9/8 cat leagues over the past two weeks. Porzingis is likely to get eased back into the lineup initially but should be back in all lineups if he is ready. Check back in on Tuesday to see if Porzingis is playing.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
January 19, 2020, 2:37 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (right knee soreness) went through a full practice on Sunday and is hoping to return to action on Tuesday.
Porzingis was close to returning on Wednesday but had some issues in pregame warmups, so while this is a very positive report you will still need to confirm things on Tuesday night. Maxi Kleber is going to be tough to deploy in standard-sized leagues with weekly lineup locks next week.
Source: Mike Peasley on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 12:29 amLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic was sublime in Friday's 120-112 win over the Blazers, dropping 35 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, a steal and eight 3-pointers.
Doncic had an answer for everything that the Blazers threw at him and even responded to some signature stretches out of Damian Lillard that put the game back in the balance. He did go 5-of-8 at the free throw line and has shot just .681 on his freebies over the last two weeks but we're hoping that will correct given the much larger sample of great shooting from earlier in the year. It's a joy to watch him play.
January 18, 2020, 12:26 amTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. was feeling it on Friday night, helping the Mavs to a home win with 29 points, a steal and five 3-pointers.
Hardaway goes on runs of big production but overall he's still outside the top-150 on the year. His poor shooting nights can ruin your week but THJ has started to level out to a certain extent, scoring in double digits in each of the last seven after a three-game absence. That sounds good, but only two of those games feature 20-plus, while four are games of 15 points or fewer. THJ is boom or bust and it's just a matter of getting on board at the right time.
January 18, 2020, 12:24 amDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell had a mediocre game on Friday night, dropping eight points (3-of-6 FG), six rebounds and two assists against Hassan Whiteside and the Blazers.
Powell has a nasty habit of posting uninspiring lines like this right after he gets people back on the bandwagon. Still, he's been an easy middle-round value over the last couple of weeks thanks to an insane .783 mark from the floor and is now up to top-150 value on the full season. It's been a disappointing year overall, but Powell is at least trending in the right direction.
January 18, 2020, 12:21 amMaxi KleberPF, Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber logged 33 minutes on Friday night and was able to post 10 points, five rebounds, three blocks and two 3-pointers.
Nothing too special, but it'll certainly play. Kleber's up to top-155/140 value on the full year and has been a top-90/75 player while starting for Kristaps Porzingis (knee) over the last two weeks. Keep him locked and loaded until KP returns.
January 18, 2020, 12:20 amSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry put up 16 points off the bench in Friday's win over the Blazers, rounding out his night by going 6-of-14 from the field with four rebounds, three assists, a steal and three 3-pointers.
The Blazers are dropping like flies and probably miss Curry quite a bit. He's been up and down this season but his mix of threes and relatively sound efficiency, plus some timely hot streaks, have him sitting with top-200 value. The Dallas bench can be volatile from night to night and in this game it was Curry and Jalen Brunson (13 points, one steal, one 3-pointer) well ahead of Delon Wright (3-5-4 in 15 minutes). Wright remains the best fantasy option of the bunch even if he didn't show it tonight.
January 17, 2020, 1:35 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis (right knee soreness) has been ruled out of Friday's game.
Porzingis was set to play on Wednesday but got ruled out after warmups, and him being ruled out so early in the day is a disheartening development. A supposedly minor issue has led to a multi-week absence for KP now, and fantasy GMs just have to sit tight in the meantime. Maxi Kleber will continue to have standard-league appeal while Porzingis is on the mend.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 16, 2020, 3:11 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs are listing Kristaps Porzingis (right knee soreness) as questionable for Friday.
Porzingis was cleared to play on Wednesday before feeling discomfort in warmups, so we wouldn't make any plans around KP's presence until Friday's pregame activities are complete.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
January 16, 2020, 12:26 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
Kristaps Porzingis was scratched from Wednesday's game after feeling some pain and discomfort during the pregame warmups.
Porzingis was initially cleared to play after getting through a workout without any of those symptoms on Tuesday, but the Mavs decided to shut it down after he reported the issue last night. Obviously Dallas will take extreme caution with one of their core pieces, though it is definitely troubling that this was initially called a "minor issue" and has now snowballed into a two-week absence.
Source: Dallas Morning News
January 16, 2020, 12:42 amLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic had a triple-double before the end of the third quarter on Wednesday, ending with 25 points, 15 rebounds and 17 assists.
Doncic had an incredible line tonight. So strong, that it was good enough to hide some blemishes that we'll mention just because you need the full story. Despite the popcorn numbers he put up, Doncic was 0-for-5 from deep and turned the ball over six times. Still, Doncic is a top-10 player and clearly one of the league's most promising young talents.
January 16, 2020, 12:35 amSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry came off the bench on Wednesday, turning 26 minutes into 21 points (7-11FG, 5-8 3PT) and a single rebound.
Curry is a possible stream for teams that need points and threes, but does not see minutes often enough to rely on it consistently. Tim Hardaway Jr. started and collected 18 points, six rebounds, two assists and steal.
January 16, 2020, 12:31 amDwight PowellPF, Dallas Mavericks
Dwight Powell was one rebound shy of a double-double on Wednesday, finishing with 17 points (8-of-10 shooting), nine rebounds and a single assist.
Powell continues his productive streak as Kristaps Porzingis was a late scratch. This will likely take a small hit with KP's return, but he has certainly played well enough to keep his share of minutes.
January 15, 2020, 9:39 pmKristaps PorzingisPF-C, Dallas Mavericks
In a surprising twist, Kristaps Porzingis (knee) will not be playing on Wednesday.
The Mavs are opting to err on the side of caution here and want him at an optimum level of health before he makes his return.
Source: James Ham on Twitter