Dallas Mavericks

Western Southwest

J.J. Barea (Achilles) said he expects to be ready for full participation in training camp. (Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barea tore his Achilles back in January, but he's apparently making strong progress, as training camp will mark roughly nine months since he underwent surgery. He figures to fill a reduced role off the bench after re-signing with the Mavs on a one-year, veteran's minimum deal. Barea averaged 10.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 0.6 steals in 38 games last season.

Category: Injury Updates

Kristap Porzingis and the Mavericks have officially agreed on a new five-year, $158 million contract. (Source: Marc Stein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There have been talks of an extension earlier in the off-season, so this comes as no surprise. He missed the entire 2018-2019 season with a torn ACL. Porzingas averaged 22.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals, and 2.4 blocks in 48 games for the Knicks in the 2017-2018 season.

Category: Transactions

Dwight Powell is expected to agree to a three-year, 33 million contract extension with the Mavericks. (Source: Mark Stein on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Powell already opted into his contract for the upcoming season, and the reported extension would keep him in Dallas till 2022-2023. He will be locked in as the team’s starting center. Powell averaged 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.6 blocks, and 0.6 steals in 77 games for the Mavericks last season.

Dallas guard Luka Doncic has been named the 2018-19 NBA Rookie of the Year.

Fantasy Impact: Doncic put together a well-rounded season, averaging 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.0 assists as a rookie. His three point shooting (32.7 percent) could use some improvement, but his ability to play forward, shooting guard, or point guard give him a sky-high ceiling.

Category: Transactions

Dorian Finney-Smith (lip) will not play on Wednesday against Minnesota. (Source: Bobby Karalla on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Finney-Smith had to get eight stitches after taking a gnarly hit to the face on Monday. Justin Jackson benefits from DFS' absence.

Category: Injury Updates

Trey Burke put in 25 points, eight dimes and two rebounds in 31 minutes of game action on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Burke played 31 minutes on Sunday and exploded for 25 points including 4-for-8 from deep to go with eight dimes. This is likely a one-off since Luka Doncic was out however.

Category: Game Recaps

Jalen Brunson put in 18 points, four dimes, two rebounds and one steal in 30 minutes of game action on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brunson continues to be a solid source of scoring for the Mavs down the stretch here, but his lack of anything else makes his fantasy outlook less than enticing.

Category: Game Recaps

Maxi Kleber put in five points, 10 rebounds and one dime in 19 minutes of game action on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Kleber has had some solid games this month, but he's just too erratic on a nightly basis to trust at this juncture in the fantasy season.

Category: Game Recaps

Dirk Nowitzki put in 13 points, three rebounds and one dime in 28 minutes of game action on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Nowitzki has been playing a little bit more lately but he's still not on the radar as an option in the fantasy realm.

Category: Game Recaps

Ryan Broekhoff put in 17 points, five rebounds, two dimes and a steal in 25 minutes of game action on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Broekhoff has now put together back-to-back impressive scoring displays, though we'd like to see a little bit more from him before picking him up considering how irrelevant he was for most of the season.

Category: Game Recaps

Justin Jackson put in 19 points, five rebounds and one dime in 33 minutes of game action on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson is hot right now, putting up 20.5 points over his past two contests. He doesn't really do much else than score, as he hasn't posted a defensive stat over his past four games so unless you're in dire need of some points, leave him on the wire.

Category: Game Recaps

Tim Hardaway Jr. put in 17 points, three dimes and one rebound in 37 minutes of game action on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Hardaway has been a big disappointment since arriving in Dallas but Thursday was a solid performance, going 3-for-7 from deep. Until he shows some consistency he can't be trusted though.

Category: Game Recaps

Salah Mejri will join the starting five for Dallas when they take on the Heat on Wednesday. (Source: MavsStats on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is just Mejri's second start of the campaign and most likely a matchup play to size up with Hassan Whiteside. Don't expect this to become a trend.

Category: Injury Updates

After being acquired in a trade with the Kings on Wednesday, Zach Randolph is expected to receive a buyout from the Mavericks and will not report to the team. (Source: Marc Stein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This will give Randolph an opportunity to potentially latch on with a contending team as a scorer off the bench. Randolph has not played yet this season.

Category: Rumors

Harrison Barnes has been traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Justin Jackson and Zach Randolph. (Source: Shams Charania on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Barnes is in line for more value with the Kings as the team is in desperate need of 1A scoring option. Randolph was basically a non-factor so no reason to believe he will crack the rotation.

Category: Transactions

Devin Harris scored 15 points to go with four rebounds and three dimes in 23 minutes of floor time on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Harris comes and goes with the big games but they're not consistent enough to ever trust him with a fantasy roster spot.

Category: Game Recaps

Wesley Matthews is rumored to be making a move to the New York Knicks. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In terms of fantasy, moving to the Knicks would be hard for most players and for Matthews, it will likely limit his production for fantasy owners. Season-long leagues could probably find a pickup on the waiver wire. Make sure the trade goes through before moving on.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Adrian Wojnarowski has broke the news that the Mavericks are reportedly sending Dennis Smith Jr. to the Knicks. In addition, Wesley Matthews and DeAndre Jordan are also being sent in the trade package, from Dallas. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith should be avoided in DFS until we can see how he performs with the Knicks. In the short term, Smith will likely see a reduction in fantasy production. For season-long leagues, teams may find a better and more consistent player on the waiver-wire, but weigh your options carefully before dropping the swing-man.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

If this report is true, DeAndre Jordan will be headed to New York - along with Wesley Matthews and Dennis Smith Jr. (Source: Adrian Wojnarowski ‏on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With a move to the Knicks, I imagine Jordan will feel his fantasy value take a step back. For the time being, he should not be viewed as a DFS option until we can get an idea of his role with the Knicks. Season-long leagues should hold on to the center, as his value should not diminish that significantly.

Category: Transactions, Rumors