Dan Besbris and Neil Rochlani break down a team that will look very different in 2019-2020 than they did in the just-completed campaign.
October 16, 2019, 5:10 pmMaxi KleberPF, Dallas Mavericks
Maxi Kleber is probable to start in Thursday's preseason finale vs. the Clippers.
Kleber is likely to be joined by Luka Dončić, Kristaps Porzingis, Courtney Lee and Delon Wright. With Dwight Powell hampered by a hamstring strain, Kleber is a strong candidate to look at in DFS lineups for Thursday's slate. Kleber could provide fantasy value at some point this season. He is someone to look at at the very end of drafts. Kleber should be on watch-lists if he is a free agent in your league.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
October 15, 2019, 12:04 amLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic had a double-double with 19 points (4-for-10 FGs, 9-for-11 FTs), 10 rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block, two threes and six turnovers in 27 minutes in a 107-70 win on Monday over the Thunder.
Doncic's line is worth a deeper look. It reminds us to stay away from his current ADP if you're concerned about turnovers. It also shows how he could easily have a big jump in free throw percentage this season, as he shot far better in Europe than he did during his rookie season.
October 12, 2019, 12:28 amLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic scored 27 points on 6-for-13 shooting, adding seven rebounds, five three-pointers and one steal in Friday's loss to the Bucks.
Doncic also got to the free-throw line an impressive 11 times, sinking 10 of the attempts. Doncic is one of the bright young stars in fantasy basketball and a good bet to make a significant leap this year.
October 9, 2019, 10:39 pmLuka DoncicPG, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic looked ready to go in his preseason debut on Wednesday as he dropped 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and two threes.
The 5-for-10 performance from the free throw line wasn't pretty, but overall it was great to see Doncic on the court with Kristaps Porzingis for the first time. Despite being their first live game action, they appear to already be building chemistry.
October 8, 2019, 8:25 pmLuka DoncicPG, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (rest) will join Kristaps Porzingis (rest) on the bench Tuesday in preseason action against the Thunder.
Porzingis was ruled out earlier in the day, but Luka sitting out was more of a last-minute scratch. The Mavs are sitting their young duo while they play on ESPN, something the NBA is probably not too happy about.
Source: Dallas Mavericks on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 10:52 pmAndre IguodalaSF, Memphis Grizzlies
According to Mike Fisher of CBS Sports, the Mavs and Grizzlies are discussing a deal to swap Andre Iguodala for Courtney Lee.
The Grizzlies have made it clear that they are trying to trade Iguodala. The Mavs could use a veteran wing next to Luka Doncic and he could help them compete for a playoff spot in the West. The details of a rumored deal have not been revealed yet, but stay tuned. We could see Iguodala on a different team in the coming days.
Source: Mike Fisher on Twitter
June 28, 2019, 10:22 pmLuka DoncicPG, Dallas Mavericks
Zach Lowe reported on Friday night that the Mavericks are focusing on mid-tier free agents over big fish.
The Mavs have been linked to several big names as free agency draws near like Kemba Walker and Al Horford, but based on this report from Lowe it seems recent rumors suggesting their interest in Nikola Mirotic are more likely.
Source: Zach Lowe on ESPN
June 24, 2019, 9:30 pmLuka DoncicPG, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic won the Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award, beating finalists Trae Young and Deandre Ayton.
Ayton had the best fantasy season and Young had an amazing second half. However, Luka was a team leader, primary ball-handler and clutch shot-maker all season. His per-game averages of 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.3 threes exceed most expectations. If he can bump up his percentages, he could be an early-round fantasy star for over a decade.
Source: NBA on TNT
May 17, 2019, 9:05 pmLuka DoncicG/F, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic, Trae Young and Deandre Ayton have been selected as the finalists for this year’s NBA Rookie of the Year.
Doncic was the presumptive winner for most of the season and while Young made huge strides at the end of the year, this award is still Doncic’s to lose.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 3:40 pmLuka DoncicG/F, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic finishes the season earning rookie of the month for each month of the campaign including March/April.
Luka's dominance this season has been apparent and we should not hesitate to draft him in the top 50 in 8-cat leagues while he may not fair as well in 9-cat leagues until he learns how to take better care of the basketball. He was around top-100 value in 9-cat but he may increase that value with his rookie year behind him.
Source: Kevin Chouinard on Twitter
April 11, 2019, 3:09 amLuka DoncicG/F, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic did not play in Wednesday's season finale, but finished the year with top 50-100 value in 8- and 9-cat standard leagues, respectively.
Doncic took on more usage than you'd probably want from a rookie in both fantasy and reality, as his efficiencies slid while the counting stats cranked up. He logged 72 games and has the inside track on the Rookie of the Year award, though Trae Young gave him a late run with his team also giving him full run of the yard.
April 10, 2019, 7:26 pmLuka DoncicG/F, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (thigh) will not play on Wednesday against the Spurs.
Doncic has had an incredible season but it ended on Tuesday night as he has been ruled out of tonight's meaningless game for the Mavs. Look for Jalen Brunson and Trey Burke to pick up additional minutes in his absence. If Courtney Lee ends up being available, he may also get some extra run in Luka's absence. All three could be viable streaming candidates.
Source: Tim Cato on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 5:35 pmLuka DoncicG/F, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (thigh) is questionable going into Wednesday's season finale against the Spurs.
Doncic played last night and might end up resting if he has any discomfort in pregame warmups. If he does end up sitting, look for Jalen Brunson and Trey Burke to pick up the slack. Neither of those players are the fantasy asset that Doncic has shown as he will most likely be the ROY.
Source: NBA Injury Report
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