[blurb-title player='Johnathan Motley' team='LAC' pos='F' playerid='1628405'] [blurb-fact]Johnathan Motley was not active for Wednesday's win over the Jazz. [/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Motley had 21 points and six boards in his rookie season finale last year as a member…
April 11, 2018, 1:17 amJohnathan Motley - PF/C - Dallas Mavericks
Johnathan Motley wrapped up his season with another productive game, scoring 21 points (9-of-19 shooting) with six rebounds and an assist in 28 minutes during Tuesday's 97-124 loss to the Suns.
Motley's final week was good for a top-140 ranking but he obviously didn't do enough in his 11 games to really make any headway in fantasy leagues. Even then, the big man only produced anything of worth when he got minutes in the high-twenties or above. Perhaps he put enough on tape in Dallas' garbage time games that he'll get a real shot next season.
April 6, 2018, 10:23 pmJohnathan Motley - PF - Dallas Mavericks
Johnathan Motley dropped 26 points (one 3), 12 boards, two assists and two steals in Friday’s road loss to the Pistons.
And this is why we call it the Silly Season. After playing in merely seven games the whole season, Motley started the last two and got over 40 minutes in each with averages of 20.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals. It’s such a small sample size that we’re hard pressed to say it will definitely continue, but 40 minutes a game is ample enough opportunity for deep leaguers or intrepid DFS players to give him a shot. Dorian Finney-Smith also double-doubled, getting 15 points (three 3s), 10 rebounds, four assists and a block and has also gotten heavy minutes the last two games.
April 5, 2018, 3:24 pmDennis Smith Jr. - PG - Dallas Mavericks
Salah Mejri, Dwight Powell and Dennis Smith Jr. are all listed as questionable for Friday’s game vs. Detroit with various knee injuries.
We will need to update you more when we hear their statuses tomorrow as the Mavericks rotation could get very sloppy. Powell and Smith Jr. missed the Mavericks game versus Orlando and Mejri exited after only one minute played. Kyle Collinsworth flirted with a triple double off of the bench while Aaron Harrison and Johnathan Motley played 42 and 41 minutes respectively. If Smith Jr. is out again, Collinsworth may be worth a look as J.J. Barea is also out Friday. We will have a clearer breakdown of who will play tomorrow.
Source: Mavericks Game Notes
April 4, 2018, 10:31 pmJohnathan Motley - PF/C - Dallas Mavericks
Johnathan Motley started for the shorthanded Mavs on Wednesday night and set some career-highs with 14 points, eight rebounds and a steal in 41 minutes.
Motley will be on the deep league map if this type of workload continues, and Salah Mejri's continued injuries do leave that as a distinct possibility. He's not a very appealing option but if you need someone who can grab rebounds, Motley is at least a name worth knowing.
March 29, 2018, 1:35 amNerlens Noel - PF/C - Dallas Mavericks
Nerlens Noel returned to action on Wednesday after sitting out on Tuesday against the Kings but was fairly nondescript with five points, six rebounds and a steal in 20 minutes.
Noel split time with Dwight Powell and Johnathan Motley picked up the leftover eight minutes (three points, four boards). That's a very distressing sign for his fantasy outlook, as the Mavs have already put him in a DNP rotation with Salah Mejri. If Noel is now sharing time with two other players on the nights he does suit up, he's pretty much only a streamer if your league has less than 16 teams. We may have already seen his finest lines of the stretch run.
March 17, 2018, 10:30 pmJohnathan Motley - PF/C - Dallas Mavericks
Johnathan Motley played a career-high 19 minutes on Saturday night and responded with a career-high eight points, adding six rebounds and an assist against the Nets.
This was only Motley’s fourth appearance of the season, and March is the first month where he’s made multiple appearances. The rookie saw so much run with Nerlens Noel and Salah Mejri out tonight but will fall back out of the rotation when either returns.
March 1, 2018, 12:15 pmJohnathan Motley - C - Dallas Mavericks
When asked if two-way players Johnathan Motley and Jalen Jones would see more playing time down the stretch, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said “We’re going to look at a lot of different things.”
The Mavs have nothing to play for beyond ping pong balls so it wouldn’t hurt to get Motley and Jones some action over the season’s final month. They aren’t likely to get substantial playing time but it’s a good idea to at least stuff their names in the back of your head if you’re in a super-deep league.
Source: Dallas News SportsDay
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