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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

Luka Doncic announced that he will play for Slovenia in the Summer Olympics this year. (Source: Dallas News )

Fantasy Impact: “This is my main goal: qualifying Slovenia for the Olympics,” Doncic said. “I’m going to be heading back to Slovenia and starting practicing, so no vacation.” Doncic has hinted in the past towards wanting to represent Slovenia in the Olympics and he has now made it official.

Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the court Sunday against the Clippers. (Source: Mavs PR on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Hardaway went back to the locker room, but returned to the court shortly after in the first quarter.

Category: Injury Updates

Kristaps Porzingis totaled seven points (3-7 FG, 1-3 3PT), five rebounds, three assists, one block, and three steals in the Mavericks’ 104-97 loss to the Clippers on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Porzingis scored 7.0 points in the Mavericks’ loss to the Clippers, making it his worse scoring performance of the playoffs at what will be, after tonight, the second most pivotal point in the series. I don't even know if it is safe to bet on his potential at this point. I don't even know if it is possible to predict when or if he will be able to get back, so do your best to evaluate your risk tolerance as you could be a huge winner or a "we told you so” non-winner.

Category: Game Recaps

Maxi Kleber is available to play for Dallas in game four against the Clippers on Sunday. (Source: Mavs PR on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Kleber was initially listed as probable for this game, so he was expected to play from the start.

Category: Injury Updates

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

Dwight Powell scored six points (2-3 FG, 2-2 FT) with eight assists, seven rebounds, and two blocks over 28 minutes as the Mavericks lost to the Timberwolves 136-121 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Powell led the team with a season-high eight assists on the night. He also chipped in two blocks and hauled in seven rebounds. Powell has played well of late and is rounding into form as the season comes to a close. He should be able to provide some quality minutes for Dallas this postseason.

Category: Game Recaps

Jalen Brunson put up 15 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3PT, 1-1 FT) to go along with three assists and one steal over 27 minutes as the Mavericks lost to the T-Wolves 136-121 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brunson led all bench scorers with his 15 points on Sunday. He finishes his third year in the league with averages of 12.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per contest, which were all season highs.

Category: Game Recaps

Dorian Finney-Smith scored 17 points (6-8 FG, 4-6 3PT, 1-2 FT) with three rebounds and two assists 0ver 28 minutes as the Mavericks beat the Raptors 114-110 on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Friday's game broke a four-game single-digit scoring streak for DFS. Prior to that four-game streak, he had scored in the double figures in 9-of-11 games. He's picked his game up for the Mavs recently and is averaging 12.4 points per game while making 2.8 3PTM over his last 23 games.

Category: Game Recaps

Willie Cauley-Stein scored 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 FT) to go along with eight rebounds and one assist over 15 minutes as the Mavericks lost to the Grizzlies 133-104 on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Cauley-Stein started at center and put up some impressive numbers despite logging just 15 minutes. This marked the first time he's scored in the double figures since April 22. WCS is capable of putting up solid numbers when he logs consistent minutes but he doesn't do it often enough to warrant any DFS value down the stretch.

Category: Game Recaps

Trey Burke provided 19 points (8-14 FG, 3-7 3PT) to go along with five assists, two rebounds, and two assists over 28 minutes as the Mavericks lost to the Kings 113-106 on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: This game came out of nowhere for Burke, who hadn't played more than 25 minutes since late January. His 19 points were the most he's scored since January 20 as well. He's really taken a backseat to Jalen Brunson, who took over as the second unit point guard in early February so Burke doesn't provide much value from a fantasy perspective.

Category: Game Recaps

Nicolo Melli scored 10 points (4-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT) with eight rebounds and three assists over 28 minutes as the Mavericks defeated the Wizards 109-87 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: With Max Kleber sitting out, Melli drew his first start for Dallas. He delivered an excellent game, shooting 100-percent from the field and the charity stripe while hauling in eight rebounds and dishing four assists. He's not really a fantasy option moving forward but he should help Dallas down the stretch as they look to secure a playoff spot.

Category: Game Recaps

Boban Marjanovic scored 15 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 5-6 FT) with 12 rebounds and one block over 24 minutes as the Mavericks defeated the Wizards 109-87 on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Kristaps Porzingis got the night off to rest his surgically repaired knee so Marjanovic started in his place. He's usually a safe bet for a double-double whenever he plays starter minutes and he came through for Dallas on Saturday. He picked up his third double-double of the season but only swatted one shot. KP should be back in the lineup on Monday vs. the Jazz so Marjanovic will head back to the bench.

Category: Game Recaps