November 21, 2020, 1:25 amDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Thunder, Mavs and Pistons are combining for a three-team trade that will land Delon Wright with the Pistons, Justin Jackson and Trevor Ariza with the Thunder and James Johnson with the Mavs.
It's a big, surprising transaction that fills a lot of holes for the parties involved. Wright will have a chance to play a prominent role for the rebuilding Pistons after struggling in his first season with the Mavs, while Dallas gets a big, versatile defender to bolster their forward depth and the Thunder pick up a young player and another tradeable veteran. As is custom this offseason, they also pick up future draft compensation that has yet to be determined. Johnson and Ariza have been traded multiple times already this offseason, and while JJ looks to have found a landing spot, Ariza should not be expected to finish the season in OKC.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
August 4, 2020, 7:01 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright failed to score, compiling just four assists and two rebounds in 17 minutes during Tuesday's victory over the Kings.
Despite the fact Seth Curry (leg) was sidelined, Wright still failed to have an impact and his fantasy value appears shot at this stage. Both J.J. Barea and Trey Burke are ahead of him in the rotation and Wright can be sadly ignored in all resumption formats.
July 26, 2020, 6:53 pmJ.J. BareaPG, Dallas Mavericks
JJ Barea produced 14 points, six rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers in Sunday's scrimmage outing.
Barea was the best of the Mavs' backup guards in this one as the battle wages on to see who will pick up Jalen Brunson's minutes. Seth Curry looks locked in as the starting shooting guard, leaving Delon Wright as Barea's main competition. Wright outplayed Barea in this one (25 minutes to 23) but only stamped the box score with six points, five assists and two steals. Wright is definitely the higher-upside player of the two, but whoever gets the lion's share has a chance at late-round value — Wright for assists and defense and Barea as a straight dimes specialist.
July 23, 2020, 9:26 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field in Thursday's scrimmage win over the Lakers, posting 23 points and six 3-pointers in just 14 minutes of action.
Well, Curry certainly didn't have to shake off any rust. He was absolutely rolling prior to the league's shutdown (and an ankle sprain that cost him the final three games of the "real" regular season) and shot a cool .453 from deep on the year, so this sort of marksmanship is well within his range of output. The Mavs will need someone to step up as a secondary distributor with Jalen Brunson out and Curry's shooting may help his case for more minutes. Delon Wright was decent with five points, two rebounds, five assists, a block and a triple in 22 minutes while J.J. Barea went scoreless with two dimes in 17 minutes. Keep an eye on how Rick Carlisle reshapes his backcourt group, as it's possible that one or two of this trio emerges with late-round value for the resumption season.
July 22, 2020, 3:49 pmTrey BurkePG, Dallas Mavericks
Trey Burke will enter a quarantine period upon arriving in Orlando on Wednesday.
Burke signed with the Mavs in late June for the rest of the season as the Mavs look to make their first playoff appearance since the 2015-16 season. Burke will be a part of the guard rotation off the bench but will struggle to provide fantasy value as he will have to compete with the likes of Delon Wright and J.J. Barea for minutes.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
July 9, 2020, 3:08 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright was one of fantasy's more disappointing players in 2019-20, finishing with top-170/150 value.
Wright was a beast after being traded to the Grizzlies last season and hopes were high after the Mavs talked him up as a starter following an offseason trade. He always had the stat set to be a middle-round player and his Memphis numbers (12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.6 steals, 0.6 blocks and 0.8 threes in 30.8 mpg) put his talent on full display, but Wright never really found his footing with the Mavs. Consistency was a major issue and he eventually fell out of the starting five, settling into 21.7 mpg overall. His 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game were serviceable, and Wright hit personal-bests with a .470 mark from the field and a .385 mark from deep, but ultimately the touches that made Wright so effective in Memphis were soaked up by Luka Doncic (among others) in Dallas. Wright has the looks of a late-round, specialist-adjace selection going forward.
March 11, 2020, 11:21 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright scored 10 points with nine rebounds, four assists, four steals and one block in 28 minutes on Wednesday.
Wright has shown the ability to post well-rounded lines with big steal numbers when he is given the minutes. The minutes were there tonight, so the production followed.
March 11, 2020, 2:03 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry (sprained left ankle) will not play during Wednesday's contest.
Curry was injured on Friday and hasn't played since. Tim Hardaway Jr. is likely to see heavy usage again while Delon Wright keeps his expanded reserve role.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 10, 2020, 11:00 pmCourtney LeeSG, Dallas Mavericks
Courtney Lee started on Tuesday night, finishing with two points and two steals in 22 minutes.
Great. We definitely wouldn't have rather seen Delon Wright (7-4-4 with a steal and a triple in 19 minutes) get some of this playing time instead. Lee will drop from the rotation when Seth Curry returns from his ankle sprain, and Wright remains the reserve guard of choice on the Mavs.
March 9, 2020, 3:55 pmSeth CurrySG, Dallas Mavericks
Seth Curry (sprained left ankle) will remain out for Tuesday's contest vs. the Spurs.
Curry will miss his second consecutive game on Tuesday. This is unfortunate as Curry was red-hot over over the last month, producing mid-round value over that span. Courtney Lee, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Delon Wright are candidates for more minutes while Seth is sidelined. Curry's next chance to play will be on Wednesday vs. the Nuggets.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 12:13 amDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright had another solid game off the bench on Friday, finishing with 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals in the Mavs' drubbing of the Grizzlies.
His value has fluctuated dramatically throughout the season and he is currently on one of his better stretches, having reached top-100 value in his past four games. He's seen more minutes lately and always seems to do more when he gets a bigger opportunity to shine. Wright is a deployable guard in deep leagues but seems like more of a streaming option other than that, especially if Luka Doncic misses a game for any reason.
March 6, 2020, 5:28 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (hip) will miss Friday's tilt with the Grizzlies.
Dorian Finney-Smith carries some intrigue when he's healthy for his ability to fill up the boxscore. He's more of a 16-team option when he's on the floor so for now, you can drop him outside of deep leagues. With Finney-Smith out alongside Tim Hardaway Jr., the Mavs will be turning to Seth Curry more often. Delon Wright should also have more minutes if he is able to increase his usage.
Source: Mike Peasley on Twitter
March 5, 2020, 5:41 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Dončić (illness) is officially listed as questionable ahead of Friday's matchup vs. the Grizzlies.
Dončić was sent home on Thursday and was unable to practice. We should learn more regarding the young All-Star's availability Friday afternoon. Seth Curry, Delon Wright, Tim Hardaway Jr. and J.J. Barea could all see increased value if Luka misses the game. It is worth noting that Barea and Hardaway are also questionable for the contest.
Source: NBA Injury Report
March 4, 2020, 10:40 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (right hip) will not return on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.
Finney-Smith is a top-150 player on the season who brings average production in multiple categories. His upside is low enough that he isn't worth holding in standard leagues if you are in the playoffs or fighting for a playoff spot. Seth Curry should see increased value and Delon Wright could be a streaming option in 14-team leagues, but he is hard to trust.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
March 4, 2020, 10:16 pmDorian Finney-SmithSF, Dallas Mavericks
Dorian Finney-Smith (right hip) is questionable to return on Wednesday vs. the Pelicans.
Finney-Smith is a late-round player on the season who produces in multiple categories but isn't great in any single category. Seth Curry will see a boost in value and is a strong standard-league value, while Delon Wright may have streaming value but it is hard to trust him with the way Coach Carlisle uses him.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter