Player News - Mavericks

Date: Team: Pos:

Dwight Powell finished Saturday's 97-90 loss at Utah with 10 points and seven rebounds over 25 minutes.

Powell was able to bounce back nicely after an ugly 1-of-7 outcome on the road against the Lakers on Friday night. He hit 3-of-5 from the floor in this one, and he was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free-throw line, while also adding an assist, a steal and a blocked shot. Before the All-Star break he was on fire, and while the buy-low window remains cracked open, it might slam shut soon if he picks up the pace. Don't miss out.
Feb 25 - 12:53 AM

Wesley Matthews ended up with 10 points over 30 minutes in Saturday's 97-90 loss at Utah.

Matthews also tied a game-worst minus-28 rating, joining Harrison Barnes in the awful club. He didn't do much else, either, grabbing just two boards with one steal while hitting 3-of-8 from the field, including 2-of-5 from behind the arc. On a positive note, at least he didn't cough up any turnovers. He'll look for redemption Monday against the Pacers, starting a four-game week.
Feb 25 - 12:50 AM

Dennis Smith Jr. ended up with just seven points in Saturday's 97-90 loss at Utah.

DSJ ended up hitting just 2-of-11 from the field, including 0-of-4 from behind the 3-point arc, and he ended up saddled with a minus-21 rating. He salvaged the fantasy stat line somewhat with seven rebounds, but no other stats and five turnovers certainly didn't help much. Smith Jr. is too talented to remain in a funk for long, and perhaps the All-Star break interruption is the reason for his struggles He'll try to get back on track Monday against Indiana, kicking off a four-game week for his fantasy owners.
Feb 25 - 12:48 AM

J.J. Barea went for 17 points and 12 assists over 33 minutes in Saturday's 97-90 loss at Utah.

Barea hit 8-of-17 from the field, while adding 1-of-4 from behind the 3-point line, and he added three rebounds, one steal and just one turnover with a plus-10 rating. The veteran guard is enjoying his best stretch of the season, averaging 16.0 PPG, 10.3 APG, 3.4 RPG, 3.0 3-pointers per game and 1.0 SPG over the past three outings. He has recorded at least one steal in six of the past seven games, too.
Feb 25 - 12:30 AM

Dirk Nowitzki (back) was able to start Saturday's game at Utah and he finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Nowitzki went to the locker room during Friday's game due to a lower back injury and it appeared a certainty that the veteran would sit with the back-to-back situation. However, instead of looking rusty, tired or banged up, he looked rejuvenated, also adding three blocked shots with two assists and just one turnover across 32 minutes, working with no restrictions.
Feb 25 - 12:23 AM

Dirk Nowitzki is starting against the Jazz on Saturday.

The Mavs usually give Dirk what he wants and he wants to play, apparently. He could be sneaky to own down the stretch, especially if he can stay healthy.
Feb 24 - 9:15 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (back) is expected to play on Saturday against the Jazz.

This is a surprise after Dirk had a back issue in the fourth quarter on Friday. This speaks volumes to how Dirk may want to play as many games as he can, so this is terrific news for his fantasy owners.
Feb 24 - 7:48 PM

Doug McDermott finished with 10 points off the bench in Friday's road loss against the Lakers.

The former Creighton Blue Jays standout ended up hitting 3-of-6 from the field, all from behind the arc, and he made his only free-throw attempt. McDermott is likely to get an extended look down the stretch, as head coach Rick Carlisle indicated before the All-Star break that he is eager to see what the 3-point specialist can do. McDermott is worth grabbing for help in deeper fantasy formats.
Feb 24 - 2:07 AM

Yogi Ferrell ended up with 13 points across 30 minutes off the bench in Friday's 124-102 loss against the Lakers.

Ferrell hit 5-of-13 from the field, including 2-of-7 from the 3-point line, and he added four steals, three assists and two rebounds to make his small group of fantasy owners smile. He was struggling with his shot before the All-Star break, and he didn't exactly light it up in this one, but he remains useful in deeper fantasy formats for now.
Feb 24 - 2:06 AM

Dwight Powell ended up with just three points on 1-of-7 shooting in 27 minutes off the bench Friday against the Lakers.

Powell was able to make up for things with five rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots, but his dismal shooting night killed those in roto leagues. He was humming right along before the All-Star break with four consecutive games of 18 or more points, and the buy-low window remains open after this stinker. Don't wait too long, as his fantasy ownership is sure to go up once he re-gains his momentum.
Feb 24 - 2:04 AM

Dennis Smith Jr. ended up with 13 points across 30 minutes in Saturday's 124-102 road loss against the Lakers.

Smith had a poor night from the floor, hitting just 5-of-16, including 1-of-6 from behind the 3-point line. He was able to salvage the fantasy stat line somewhat with five assists, four rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot. He'll look for a better shooting night on Saturday at Utah, but that's easier said than done against the NBA's No. 3 scoring defense.
Feb 24 - 2:02 AM

Wesley Matthews ended up with 19 points, two assists, two rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot over 29 minutes in Saturday's road loss to the Lakers.

Matthews was a very efficient 7-of-12 from the field, including 5-of-8 from behind the 3-point line, but the game got away from the Mavs early on. The swingman had an efficient shooting night, but he was also a dismal minus-29 rating, tied for worst on the team with fellow starter Harrison Barnes. He'll look to redeem himself in Saturday's game at Utah.
Feb 24 - 2:00 AM

J.J. Barea finished with 12 points, six assists, two rebounds and a steal over 26 minutes in Friday's 124-102 road loss against the Lakers.

Barea was a decent 4-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-5 from behind the 3-point line, and he split his pair of free throws. He is averaging 13.7 PPG, 9.3 APG and 2.7 APG with 1.0 SPG over his past three outings. His three-game streak with 10 or more points ties his second-longest such streak of the season. He'll look to make it four in a row when the team travels to Utah on Saturday.
Feb 24 - 1:48 AM

Harrison Barnes finished Friday's road loss against the Lakers with 19 points, seven rebounds and a blocked shot over 32 minutes.

Barnes hit 7-of-16 from the field, including 2-of-4 from behind the 3-point line, while going 3-of-3 from the free-throw line. That part was nice, but he was one of a trio of Mavs starters with a minus-26 rating or worse. He'll look for much better results in Saturday's road game in Salt Lake City against the Jazz. However, he was just 3-of-11 from the field with six points and seven rebounds in the team's last trip to SLC back on Oct. 30.
Feb 24 - 1:44 AM

Dirk Nowitzki looked to have a lower back injury and went to the locker room.

The good news is that the Mavs said he was available to return, but this game was a blowout. Nowitzki was getting worked on near the bench and he was displeased before he went to the locker room. While it's not a bad injury, one would think he's not going to play on Saturday against the Jazz. That'll open up run for Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber and Salah Mejri.
Feb 24 - 12:53 AM


Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Video Center

  •  
    Heat Making Major Moves

    Heat Making Major Moves
  •  
    Cavs Must Figure Out Roles

    Cavs Must Figure Out Roles
  •  
    Waivers: Cole

    Waivers: Cole's Time to Shine
  •  
    Matchups: Bortles vs. Texans

    Matchups: Bortles vs. Texans
  •  
    Dose: Osweiler leads DEN

    Dose: Osweiler leads DEN
  •  
    RotoPat: Start Rodgers

    RotoPat: Start Rodgers
  •  
    Rankings: Steelers on top

    Rankings: Steelers on top
  •  
    Dose: Rodgers returns for GB

    Dose: Rodgers returns for GB