January 6, 2020, 7:05 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. (left hamstring strain) will be available for Monday's game.
He was already considered probable, so this isn't shocking. Seth Curry and Jalen Brunson should return to less prominent roles.
Source: Eddie Sefko on Twitter
January 3, 2020, 6:03 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright is now questionable for Saturday's Mavs-Hornets tilt due to left foot soreness.
This is a new injury for Wright that you will have to circle back to check on before Saturday's game tips off. With Tim Hardaway Jr. also questionable the Mavs could be rather shorthanded. Seth Curry, Justin Jackson and Jalen Brunson would seem best suited to benefit.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
January 3, 2020, 12:27 amJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson played only 11 minutes against the Nets on Thursday.
Brunson didn't start even though Tim Hardaway Jr. was out, and he ended up with four points, one rebound and one assist. Despite an open backcourt spot with THJ sidelined, Brunson doesn't look like he'll be able to sustain any value as long as Luka Doncic is running point.
January 1, 2020, 6:04 pmTim Hardaway Jr.SF, Dallas Mavericks
Tim Hardaway Jr. will not play against the Nets on Thursday as he continues to recover from a left hamstring strain.
With Hardaway Jr. ruled out, look for Seth Curry, Delon Wright, Justin Jackson and Jalen Brunson as streaming options depending on team needs. They will all also have some DFS appeal depending on their price tags.
Source: NBA Injury Report
December 31, 2019, 10:36 pmJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson hung in the starting lineup on Tuesday night but didn't do much in 23 minutes, posting just seven points, one assist and a 3-pointer.
It's better than Brunson's six-minute game from Sunday but the return of Luka Doncic has crushed his fantasy appeal, and Tim Hardaway Jr.'s absence tonight wasn't enough to save him. Brunson's a deep-league asset but does look like a decent handcuff if you have a roster spot to burn.
December 30, 2019, 5:50 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic is questionable for Tuesday's game with a left wrist sprain and back contusion.
Doncic fell hard during Sunday's game and returned but didn't look quite like himself. Jalen Brunson would be in line for more minutes if he misses time. Doncic is having a remarkable season despite the recent injury woes.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
December 22, 2019, 6:29 pmJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson led the Mavs with 21 points on Sunday afternoon, rounding out his line with four rebounds, nine assists, a steal and two threes.
Brunson made some big plays down the stretch in what was ultimately a losing effort, but it's clear that the Mavs love what he brings to the table. Brunson's now up to top-65 value in the last week, and while the sample is small, he seems to have found his groove after a little up-and-down run. He'll remain a guy worth rostering in all formats while Luka Doncic is out.
December 20, 2019, 10:49 pmJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson delivered 11 points, seven assists, a steal and a block in Friday's road victory.
Brunson was a hot pickup in the wake of the Luka Doncic injury but he's only been a late-round play in the last couple of weeks. Outside of dimes and threes, it's going to be hard for Brunson to make his way onto the right side of the cut line in 12-team leagues. If you need those stats, knock yourself out.
December 19, 2019, 12:29 amJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson collected his second straight double-double on Wednesday night, ending with 10 points (4-of-13 shooting), seven rebounds, and 11 assists.
Despite some terrible shooting, Brunson still managed to put together a solid line. He has been a valuable addition with Luka Doncic out, and should see plenty of action until he returns. Brunson is worthy of streaming until that happens.
December 16, 2019, 11:12 pmJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson started for Luka Doncic (right ankle sprain) and double-doubled with 13 points and 11 assists on Monday in 32 minutes in a road win over the Bucks.
Brunson shot 4-for-9 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line and added four rebounds, a steal and a three. For the time that Doncic is out, Brunson looks to be one of the main beneficiaries. He's a good add for the assists alone, but he'll do much more. Tim Hardaway Jr. struggled tonight as he his just 1-of-10 from the floor for six points, four rebounds and an assist in 24 minutes.
December 16, 2019, 7:57 pmJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson will start in place of Luka Doncic (right ankle sprain) against the Bucks on Monday.
Bruson is worth watching as he potentially gains some minutes and usage with Doncic out. The Mavs lineups will likely continue to fluctuate, though.
December 14, 2019, 11:49 pmJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
With Luka Doncic leaving Saturday's game after just two minutes, Jalen Brunson stepped up to produce 18 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
It certainly looks like Brunson has the inside track on absorbing most of Doncic's workload as a primary facilitator. Delon Wright played nine minutes in his first game back from a groin injury while J.J. Barea (12 points, five assists, two threes in 13 minutes) and Seth Curry (six points in 19 minutes) were mostly afterthoughts. Wright has the highest upside, Brunson is the safest short-term option, Curry's the guy for threes and Barea is a decent assists specialist. Fantasy GMs can pick and choose from the backcourt here, as all figure to be involved for as long as Doncic is out.
December 7, 2019, 6:08 pmJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson dropped 14 points, two rebounds and three assists on 6-of-6 shooting during Saturday's win over the Pelicans.
Brunson saw extra run with Delon Wright (groin) leaving early and the game getting out of hand. If Wright if forced to miss time Brunson would see a boost in minutes, but the team still has Tim Hardaway Jr., Seth Curry and J.J. Barea to absorb minutes as well.
December 7, 2019, 4:48 pmDelon WrightPG, Dallas Mavericks
Delon Wright (groin) is unlikely to play in Sunday's game versus Kings.
Wright only played 5 minutes during Saturday's game before exiting. Jalen Brunson and Seth Curry stand to see a few extra minutes if Wright sits out.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
December 4, 2019, 11:46 pmJalen BrunsonPG, Dallas Mavericks
Jalen Brunson came off the bench on Wednesday night and caught fire, dropping a season-high 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting to go along with four rebounds, three assists and a couple of 3-pointers.
Brunson isn't quite on the radar in standard formats but if he can keep up the efficiency and see an uptick in his minutes, that could quickly change.