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Trey Burke totaled 14 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT), one rebound, and four assists across 11 minutes during the Mavericks’ 120-114 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Burke only logged in 11 minutes on Saturday but made the most of every second in the game against the Wizards. The guard finished second on the team in scoring with 14 points and dropped four dimes to get the other players involved. Expect to see a huge uptick in minutes for Monday’s contest against the Cavaliers if Jalen Brunson sits out again. Even if Brunson is available, Burke should eat into Reggie Bullock’s minutes moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Kristaps Porzingis totaled 13 points (4-12 FG, 0-3 3PT, 5-6 FT), seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, and one block in Saturday’s loss to the Washington Wizards.

Fantasy Impact: Porzingis had a poor shooting performance on Saturday but generated three steals and a block on the defensive end. The power forward is having a refined season with minimal injuries and should have a nice bounce-back game against the Cavaliers on Monday.

Category: Game Recaps

Maxi Kleber totaled 13 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3PT), six rebounds, one assist, and one block across 29 minutes during the Mavericks’ 120-114 loss to the Washington Wizards on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Kleber came off the bench and logged in 29 minutes and shot 67% from the floor on Saturday. Expect Kleber’s stock to rise since he”ll be more involved with the Mavericks’ offense moving forward. The center is currently underpriced in daily fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Luka Doncic totaled 33 points (13-35 FG, 3-9 3PT, 4-7FT), four rebounds, 10 assists, and four turnovers in Saturday’s 120-114 loss to the Washington Wizards.

Fantasy Impact: Doncic produced his ninth double-double of the season and shot an efficient 52% from the floor on Saturday. Unfortunately, the point guard didn’t receive any help from his teammates throughout Saturday’s contest but was able to drop 10 dimes. Expect Doncic to have another big game on Monday against the vulnerable Cleveland Cavaliers. They allow the sixth most fantasy points to point guards this season.

Category: Game Recaps

Willie Cauley-Stein will start against the Washington Wizards on Saturday. (Source: per Brad Townsend on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Mavericks coach Jason Kidd states that Cauley-Stein will start again on Saturday. The veteran center doesn’t play a significant amount of minutes to be rostered in fantasy lineups.

Category: Injury Updates

Jalen Brunson (foot) will sit out against the Washington Wizards on Saturday. (Source: per Brad Townsend on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Brunson will rest the foot and sit out for Saturday’s contest. Expect an uptick in minutes for Reggie Bullock and Trey Burke.

Category: Injury Updates

Dorian Finney-Smith scored 17 points (7-14 FG, 2-8 3PT, 1-2 FT), grabbed three rebounds, one assist, three steals, and one block in Monday’s 112-104 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Fantasy Impact: Finney-Smith had a solid game with 17 points while shooting 50% from the floor on Monday. Most of his shot attempts were uncontested but it was a positive sign to see the power forward exploiting the Clippers’ defense. Don’t expect the Washington Wizards to leave Finney-Smith that wide open on Saturday.

Category: Game Recaps

Reggie Bullock is now questionable for Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers. (Source: Mavericks PR on Twittier )

Fantasy Impact: Bullock is dealing with a non- COVID-19 illness and will be a game time decision for Wednesday’s contest. Expect Trey Burke to possibly pick up more minutes if Bullock doesn’t suit up.

Category: Injury Updates

Tim Hardaway Jr. totaled eight points (2-12 FG, 1-4 3PT, 3-3 FT), six rebounds, and five assists in the Mavericks’ 97-91 loss to the Clippers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: THJ logged in 35 minutes but shot poorly from the floor on Sunday. The guard/forward only had an 18% usage rate against the Clippers but managed to bring down six rebounds and dish out six assists. THJ is considered a high risk when rostering him for season and daily leagues but expect a bounce-back performance against the Clippers on Tuesday.

Category: Game Recaps

As per the Mavericks PR team, Frank Ntilikina (right calf) will not return to the Mavericks game on Sunday. (Source: Mavs PR on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is yet to be determined how serious of an injury he suffered but he has been ruled out for the rest of today’s game. Consider Ntilikina day-to-day moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates

Dwight Powell totaled three points , 13 rebounds, three assists , and one steal in Wednesday’s 105-98 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Fantasy Impact: Powell produced a team-high 13 rebounds to go along with a triple across 21 minutes on Wednesday night. The center is only averaging 22.7 minutes a game and is not considered rosterable at this point.

Category: Game Recaps

Boban Marjanovic totaled 17 points (8-10 FG, 1-4 FT), five rebounds and one block in the Mavericks’ 109-108 win over the Spurs on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Marjanovic provided that offensive and defensive punch the Mavericks needed to pull off the win against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night. The seven foot -three inch behemoth recorded a season high 17 points in only 14 minutes of playing time. Fantasy managers need to keep an eye on Marjanovic and expect his minutes to increase as the season progresses.

Category: Game Recaps

The Athletic's Shams Charania has reported that G/F Josh Richardson is being sent off to Boston to play for Celtics. As part of the deal, Richardson is going to be accepting his $11.6 million player option. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Richardson should provide some much needed depth behind forwards Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. He averaged 12.1 points per game this past year and could reasonably see a somewhat similar role next season in Boston.

Category: Transactions

Dallas Mavericks SG JJ Redick (foot) is "unlikely" to play against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first round of the Western Conference playoffs due to heel soreness, per Mavericks' head coach Rick Carlisle. (Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Redick has dealt with heel soreness throughout the season and is now unlikely to suit up at all during the Clippers series, per Rick Carlisle. The veteran shooting guard has played sporadic minutes when available and has not made much of an impact for Dallas in fantasy lineups during the 2020-21 season. Jalen Brunson and Josh Richardson are quality players in DFS lineups ahead of Saturday's Game 1 road contest in L.A.

Category: Injury Updates