Dallas Mavericks Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Monta Ellis, G3/24/2015 10:39:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had a big night during Tuesday's win over the Spurs.
Insight: He scored a team-high 38 points on 16-of-27 shooting from the field and 4-of-4 shooting from the line. Ellis also had five dimes, two rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals, and three turnovers.
Dirk Nowitzki, F3/24/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki recorded a double-double on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in a win over San Antonio, and finished with 15 points, 13 boards, three assists, one 3-pointer, and one turnover. Nowitzki shot 6-of-16 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line.
Chandler Parsons, F3/22/2015 11:48:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons had 19 points in the loss on Sunday to the Suns.
Insight: Parsons was 7-for-17 from the field, including two 3-pointers. He also had four rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Parsons has been great the last five games, averaging 18.4 ppg with 2.6 3-pointers per game.
Monta Ellis, G3/18/2015 11:02:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had 21 points in the victory over the Magic on Wednesday.
Insight: Ellis went 9-of-17 from the field. He also had four assists, two steals, two rebounds and two blocks. Ellis is averaging 21.4 ppg in the last five games.
Dirk Nowitzki, F3/18/2015 10:58:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had a game-high 25 points in the, 107-102, victory over the Magic on Wednesday.
Insight: Nowitzki was 9-of-15 from the field, hitting five 3-pointers. He also had eight rebounds and two assists. Nowitzki has had a tough month, averaging just 14.1 ppg and 3.9 rpg, so it was nice to see him score like he did.
Shawn Marion, F3/17/2015 1:58:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion (hip) came back Monday night after missing 13 games.
Insight: Marion only played nine minutes and put up five points. He is only averaging 4.9 points and 3.5 rebounds this season, so his appearance in the rotation shouldn't change any fantasy lineups.
Chandler Parsons, F3/11/2015 9:20:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons led Dallas with 18 points in the Mavericks lopsided, 127-94, loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.
Insight: It was the worse loss for Dallas this season. Parsons shot 7-for-12 from the field, including 3-of-4 at the 3-point line. He also had five rebounds, one assist and one block.
Chandler Parsons, F3/7/2015 11:23:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons is expected to return from an ankle injury on Sunday against the Lakers, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo.
Insight: The slumping Mavs certainly could use him back in the lineup. So can fantasy owners who like his 15.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.1 spg.
Amare Stoudemire, F3/6/2015 9:52:00 AM
Description: Dallas forward Amare Stoudemire put up 12 points in just under 14 minutes Thursday night.
Insight: That's what STAT can do if given the chance. He has 14 and 12 points in his last two games.
Rajon Rondo, G3/6/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo filled up the box score Thursday night against Portland.
Insight: Rondo had 10 points, seven rebounds, nine assists and a steal, but he couldn't keep the Mavs in this one as they lost 94-75.
Devin Harris, G3/6/2015 9:42:00 AM
Description: Mavs point guard Devin Harris hurt his right hand and while x-rays were negative he's doubtful for Friday against Golden State.
Insight: J.J. Barea and even Raymond Felton could see more playing time though none have much fantasy value behind Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis.
Tyson Chandler, C3/2/2015 1:34:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler did not play on Saturday against the Nets and will miss Monday against New Orleans as well.
Insight: Bernard James or Greg Smith will start at center once again, but neither can post Chandler's 10.6 ppg and 11.7 rpg.
Dirk Nowitzki, F3/1/2015 9:03:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had 20 points and six rebounds in the loss versus the Nets on Saturday.
Insight: Nowitzki was 8-of-14 from the field, hitting 40 percent from the 3-point line. Nowitzki also had two assists. He is averaging 17.7 ppg and 6.1 rpg while shooting 46.3 percent from the floor this season.
Tyson Chandler, C2/28/2015 8:11:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler will not play on Saturday against the Nets.
Insight: Bernard James is starting at center once again. Chandler should return early next week.
Rajon Rondo, G2/27/2015 2:12:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo has served hisone-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
Insight: Rondo was back at practice Friday morning and should be in the starting lineup. He's averaging just 9.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 6.2 apg, 1.3 spg on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs.
Tyson Chandler, C2/27/2015 2:10:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler (hip contusion) is probable for Saturday's game against Brooklyn.
Insight: He did not play on Wednesday with the ailment, but it does not appear to be serious. If Chandler is forced to miss anymore time, Bernard James would likely continue to start at center.
Tyson Chandler, C2/26/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler (hip contusion) is hopeful to play on Friday.
Insight: He did not play on Wednesday with the ailment, but it does not appear to be serious. If Chandler is forced to miss anymore time, Bernard James would likely continue to start at center.
Monta Ellis, G2/25/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis shot well from the field during Wednesday's loss against the Hawks.
Insight: Ellis went 9-of-14 from the floor for a team-high 19 points. He also managed two assists, two rebounds, one 3-pointer, and two turnovers. He is a top-40 player in standard leagues.
Amare Stoudemire, F2/25/2015 6:46:00 PM
Description: Dallas forward Amare Stoudemire (rest) will not play on Wednesday night.
Insight: Stoudemire will continue to get random games off to rest his knees, and with him being a limited fantasy option already, it is safe to leave him on the waiver wire.
Rajon Rondo, G2/25/2015 5:04:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo has been suspended for one game for conduct detrimental to the team.
Insight: Apparently the organization is siding with their head coach, and that should not be much of a surprise to anyone. Rondo will miss Wednesday's game against Atlanta, but should return to starting duties upon his return.
Tyson Chandler, C2/25/2015 1:53:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler suffered a hip flexor injury during Tuesday's victory over the Raptors, but there is no indication that he will not play on Wednesday according to ESPN Dallas.
Insight: Chandler is also dealing with a ankle injury, so to say Chandler is banged up would be an understatement. We have further updates if the Mavericks decide not to play Chandler on Wednesday.
Rajon Rondo, G2/25/2015 1:46:00 PM
Description: Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle benched Rajon Rondo during the third quarter of Tuesday's game after the two had a heated argument according to RotoWorld.
Insight: Carlisle said after the game, "Emotional game and we had a difference of opinion. Once it was over, it was over. However, the fact Rondo didn't return to the game suggests the argument lingered. Rondo had four points and four assists in 18 minutes on Tuesday.
Monta Ellis, G2/24/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis led the team with 20 points on Tuesday night.
Insight: He did so in a victory over the Raptors, and went 8-of-15 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the line. Ellis also managed three assists, one rebound, one 3-pointer, three steals, one block, and four turnovers.
Dirk Nowitzki, F2/24/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki just missed a double-double on Tuesday night.
Insight: He finished with 18 points, nine rebounds, one aassist, two 3-pointers, one steal, and one turnover. Even at his advanced age, Nowtizki is still a top-50 option in standard leagues.
Shawn Marion, F2/24/2015 12:05:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion (hip) will miss the next two weeks, according to an Akron-Beacon Journal report.
Insight: Marion is only averaging 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds this season. J.R. Smith should be even more valuable with added minutes.
Richard Jefferson, F2/22/2015 9:58:00 PM
Description: Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson started on Sunday and recorded a double-double in the victory over the Hornets.
Insight: Jefferson just barely recorded the double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. He was 3-of-8 from the field with all his made field goals being 3-pointers. He also had four assists, a steal and a block.
Monta Ellis, G2/22/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had 23 points in Dallas', 92-81, victory over the Hornets on Sunday.
Insight: Ellis shot 9-for-21 from the field and 5-of-6 at the line. He also had four assists, three rebounds and a steal.
Chandler Parsons, F2/22/2015 1:23:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (ankle) will miss the next three games.
Insight: This is according to head coach Rick Carlisle. Al-Farouq Aminu will benefit the most, with Richard Jefferson seeing increased time as well.
Chandler Parsons, F2/21/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons, sprained left ankle and bone bruise has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against Charlotte.
Insight: Parson's didn't return after the injury. Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu would see more minutes if Parsons is sidelined, but neither can match Parsons' averages of 15.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.4 apg.
Chandler Parsons, F2/21/2015 10:36:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons turned his left ankle in Friday's game and is questionable for Sunday's game against Charlotte.
Insight: Parson's didn't return after the injury, but has a chance to play Sunday. Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu would see more minutes if Parsons is sidelined, but neither can match Parsons' averages of 15.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 2.4 apg.
Dirk Nowitzki, F2/19/2015 10:44:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high 14 points in the, 104-89, victory versus the Thunder on Thursday.
Insight: The fact he led the team in scoring should sum up the Mavericks struggles on the offensive end Thursday. He also had four rebounds and two blocks.
Tyson Chandler, C2/19/2015 8:14:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler will start on Thursday versus the Thunder.
Insight: Chandler should be well rested, coming off the long All-Star break. Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons and Dirk Nowitzki will start along with Chandler.
Rajon Rondo, G2/19/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo (orbital fracture) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice and is expected to play Thursday.
Insight: Rondo' s return will likely take the ball out of Monta Ellis' hand a bit. Rondo is averaging 9.2 ppg, 6.5 apg, 5.0 rpg, 1.5 spg in 21 contests since being traded to Dallas.
Tyson Chandler, C2/19/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler (ankle) was back in practice Tuesday, though he was limited.
Insight: Chandler is expected back for Thursday's game against OKC, though not at 100 percent. He's averaging 10.7 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 bpg. He was shooting 77.5 percent from the field over his last five games, but then shooting from three feet and in usually helps the percentages.
Rajon Rondo, G2/11/2015 2:36:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo, who has an orbital fracture, did some shooting at practice on Tuesday according to Dallas Mavericks Insider Earl K. Sneed.
Insight: Rondo is out through the All-Star break, and there is still no timetable for his return. Monta Ellis will benefit the most from Rondo's absence.
Monta Ellis, G2/11/2015 2:26:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis is questionable for Wednesday's game versus the Jazz.
Insight: This is actually good news because Ellis was doubtful at one point. He is probably going to be a game-time decision, so check back right before tip.
Tyson Chandler, C2/10/2015 5:30:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler (ankle) will miss Wednesday's game versus Utah.
Insight: He is expected back after the All-Star break, so hopefully this is just a one-game absence for fantasy owners.
Charlie Villanueva, PF2/10/2015 9:54:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Charlie Villanueva could be a one-game fantasy option Wednesday with center Tyson Chandler not expected to be available for the next game.
Insight: Villanueva posted a team-high 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting after Chandler went down on Monday. The Mavs only play one more game before the All-Star break, so this is a one-time only deal as Chandler could be ready by the time the team returns to action on Feb. 19.
Tyson Chandler, C2/10/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler (10.9 ppg, 12.1 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 bpg) left Monday's game with an ankle injury and is doubtful for Wednesday's game against Utah, according to teammate Dirk Nowitzki.
Insight: With the All-Star breaking approaching, our guess would be the Mavericks do not push Chandler back very quickly. Dallas has one more game and then doesn't return to the floor until Thursday, Feb 19. Chandler's fantasy owners are thankful for the break and he may only miss one game.
Monta Ellis, G2/10/2015 9:45:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis left Monday's game against the LA Clippers and is doubtful for Wednesday due to a sore left hip, according to teammate Dirk Nowitzki after the game
Insight: With only one more game before the All-Star break, it's possible the team will choose to let him rest until they return to the court on Feb 19. Davin harris and J.J. barea would be in line for Ellis' minutes in that case. Ellis has been a solid fantasy option this season averaging 20.4 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.6 apg, 1.8 spg, so the break comes at a good time.
Tyson Chandler, C2/9/2015 9:17:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler left Monday's game with an ankle injury and is doubtful to return according to Mavs.com.
Insight: Chandler exited with one point and no rebounds. With the All-Star breaking approaching, our guess would be the Mavericks do not push Chandler back very quickly. Dallas has one more game versus the Jazz on Wednesday before the break.
Dirk Nowitzki, F2/8/2015 9:13:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki put in a team-high 25 points during Saturday's overtime victory against the Trail Blazers.
Insight: He shot well, going 11-of-19 from the floor and 3-of-6 from deep. Nowitzki is averaging 18.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg, and shooting 47 percent from the field.
Rajon Rondo, G2/6/2015 4:36:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo (face) will miss at least the next three games.
Insight: Rondo will not be returning untill after the All-Star break, and in the meantime J.J. Barea will continue to start, with Devin Harris seeing increased time as well.
Dirk Nowitzki, F2/5/2015 8:40:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (rest) will not play on Thursday night.
Insight: It will be the second half of a back-to-back set for Dallas, so no surprise here. Al-Farouq Aminu is a must-start in all formats.
Dirk Nowitzki, F2/5/2015 11:20:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki has struggled a bit in the second game of back-to-backs, which is what he'll be dealing with Thursday in Sacramento.
Insight: Nowitzki is averaging 17.3 ppg in the eight times he's played in the second half of back-to-back sets this season. He's scored 14 and 11 in his last two such situations. That compares to 18.4 ppg for the other 39 games. Perhaps the 36-year old is getting tired.
Rajon Rondo, G2/4/2015 9:55:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo will undergo facial surgery and will be out indefinitely.
Insight: We are still waiting word on how long Rondo will be out, but returning after the All-Star break would make sense. J.J. Barea, Devin Harris, and Raymond Felton will see an increase in value.
Dirk Nowitzki, F2/2/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had 16 points and seven rebounds in the, 100-94, victory over the Timberwolves.
Insight: Nowitzki was 7-of-10 from the field and made two 3-pointers. He also had two assists, a steal and a block. Nowitzki has struggled as of late, scoring just 12.8 ppg over the last five games. He is averaging 18.3 ppg this season overall.
Monta Ellis, G2/2/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had 23 points to help lead Dallas over Minnesota, 100-94, on Monday.
Insight: Ellis was just 7-of-21 from the field but still led the team in scoring. He was 6-for-11 at the line with two assists, two steals and a rebound.
Chandler Parsons, F2/2/2015 1:26:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (illness) should be upgraded to probable for Monday's game against Minnesota after telling Earl K. Sneed he's "feeling better and ready to roll."
Insight: He has missed the last two games with the stomach bug. Richard Jefferson had been the primary sub for Parsons, but he's not a consistent performer anymore. Parsons is averaging 15.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.2 apg.
Chandler Parsons, F2/2/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: He has missed the last two games with the "stomach bug" , but could be ready to return. Richard Jefferson has been the primary sub for Parsons, but he's not a consistent performer anymore. Parsons is averaging 15.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.2 apg.
Rajon Rondo, G2/1/2015 1:05:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo left Saturday's game with a head injury and has already been ruled out for Monday's game against Minnesota, according to Marc Stein.
Insight: Richard Jefferson accidently struck him in the head with his foot. Devin Harris and J.J. Barea will see a bump in minutes, but Monta Ellis will take over the offense and should post big stats.
Monta Ellis, G1/31/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 25 points during Saturday's win over the Magic.
Insight: He had the ball in his hands a ton, with Rajon Rondo leaving after just two minutes. Ellis finished with 13 assists, two boards, one 3-pointer, three steals, one block, and three turnovers.
Rajon Rondo, G1/31/2015 7:49:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo left Saturday's game with a head injury.
Insight: Richard Jefferson accidently struck him in the head with his foot, and Rondo was ruled out for the game shortly after. Devin Harris and J.J. Barea will see a bump in minutes.
Monta Ellis, G1/30/2015 10:33:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis had 12 points and seven assists versus the Heat on Friday.
Insight: Ellis was 4-of-9 from the field with two steals and a rebound. He is averaging 23.4 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.6 rpg and 2.2 spg over the last five games.
Charlie Villanueva, PF1/30/2015 10:30:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Charlie Villanueva led the team with 20 points in the victory over the Heat on Friday.
Insight: Villanueva was 7-of-15 coming off the bench, including 6-of-11 from the 3-point line. He also had five rebounds and a block. There's no way Villanueva repeats this performance. In the 14 other games in January combined, he has seven 3-pointers and 39 points.
Richard Jefferson, F1/30/2015 8:28:00 PM
Description: Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson will start on Friday versus the Heat.
Insight: Jefferson was pretty goo in the last game without Chandler Parsons, 13 points, 13 rebounds, two 3-pointers and just two turnovers, so he is an option for a plug-in play.
Chandler Parsons, F1/30/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons will not play on Friday due to an illness.
Insight: He is likely just sick. Richard Jefferson will take most of Parsons' minutes on Friday. Jefferson scored 13 points and had 13 rebounds in 35 minutes in the last game the Mavericks played without Parsons.
Chandler Parsons, F1/28/2015 10:40:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons had 21 points versus the Rockets on Wednesday.
Insight: Parsons really only supplies shooting totals and will have the occassional off night, so he isn't as valuable in fantasy as one might expect. Parsons is averaging 17.4 ppg with just 1.8 apg and 1.8 rpg over his last five games.
Monta Ellis, G1/28/2015 10:36:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis carried Dallas with 33 points on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough versus the Rockets.
Insight: Dallas fell to Houston, 99-93. Ellis was 14-of-23 from the field with five assists, four rebounds and a steal. He is averaging 29.3 ppg over his last three games.
Chandler Parsons, F1/27/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons hit three 3-pointers and was 7-of-11 from the field as he led Dallas with 19 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Monta Ellis also had 19 points, but it wasn't nearly enough as Dallas lost to Memphis, 109-90. Parsons had three assists and two rebounds in addition to his 19 points. Parsons is averaging over 15 ppg.
Dirk Nowitzki, F1/25/2015 8:54:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had 24 points in the loss on Sunday.
Insight: Nowitzki was 8-of-19 from the field and just 2-for-8 from the 3-point line. He also had six rebounds, an assist and a steal. He is a borderline top-30 option.
Monta Ellis, G1/25/2015 8:50:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis shot an incredible 16-of-27 from the field and made 4-of-9 3-point attempts on Sunday versus the Pelicans.
Insight: Ellis scored 36 points with five rebounds, two assists and a steal. Ellis is shooting 35.9 percent from the 3-point line this month.
Tyson Chandler, C1/25/2015 8:07:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler left Sunday's game with a knee injury but has since returned according to ESPN Dallas.
Insight: Chandler collided with Anthony Davis, and it initially did not look good as teammates had to help Chandler off the court. X-rays, however, were negative, and he returned to the game. Hopefully he avoids further injury.
Dirk Nowitzki, F1/23/2015 10:59:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high 24 points during Friday's loss to the Bulls.
Insight: He went 10-of-15 from the field, 2-of-2 from the line, and 2-of-5 from beyond the arc. Nowitzki also had seven boards, one block, and three turnovers. He is a borderline top-30 option.
Chandler Parsons, F1/21/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons scored a team-high 22 points during Wednesday's victory over the Timberwolves.
Insight: He shot 9-of-13 from the field and 4-of-6 from downtown. Parsons also had two assists, two boards, one block, and one turnover. He is a top-65 option.
Dirk Nowitzki, F1/19/2015 8:12:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had 21 points in the victory over the Grizzlies on Monday.
Insight: Nowitzki was 7-for-13 from the field, including 2-for-4 from the 3-point line. Nowitzki also had six rebounds in the victory.
Monta Ellis, G1/19/2015 8:09:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis shot 50 percent on his way to lead Dallas with 25 points versus the Grizzlies.
Insight: Ellis was 9-of-18 with three 3-pointers. He also had seven assists, two rebounds and a steal although he did also have five turnovers.
Chandler Parsons, F1/17/2015 9:10:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds versus the Nuggets.
Insight: Parsons had a bad night from the 3-point line, but he was 6-of-11 overall and made 83.3 percent from the foul line. Parsons is averaging 15.4 ppg and 5.0 rpg this season.
Dirk Nowitzki, F1/17/2015 9:06:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki led the team with 25 points in the, 97-89, victory over the Nuggets Friday.
Insight: Nowitzki was 8-of-18 from the field, but an incredible 4-for-5 from the 3-point line. He also was 5-for-5 at the line and grabbed nine rebounds. Nowitzki is certainly closer to the end of his career than the beginning, but he is still putting up solid numbers this season: 18.7 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 46.3 shooting percentage.
Rajon Rondo, G1/16/2015 1:26:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rando is expected to return to the lineup after missing Wednesday's game.
Insight: Rondo has been putting up a nice assists totals, but not much scoring, since coming to Dallas. Raymond Felton will take a seat on the bench.
Tyson Chandler, C1/16/2015 1:15:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler took Wednesday off for rest and is expected to return to the lineup on Friday versus Denver.
Insight: Chandler is averaging a double-double this season with 10.8 ppg and 12.1 rpg.
Dirk Nowitzki, F1/16/2015 1:11:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki did not play on Wednesday, but is expected back in the lineup for Friday's game against Denver.
Insight: Tyson Chandler will also return from a rest day. Nowitzki's scoring is down because he is surrounded by more talent this season. That's good for the Mavericks, but not as good for Dirk's fantasy owners. He's cracked the 20-points mark just once the last seven games.
Dirk Nowitzki, F1/14/2015 7:47:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki will not play on Wednesday in order to receive extra rest.
Insight: Rajon Rondo and Tyson Chandler will also not play on Wednesday. Hopefully owners have replacements they can plug in very quickly to replace them.
Rajon Rondo, G1/14/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rando was very productive on Tuesday night.
Insight: He shot 10-of-16 fromt he field for 21 points, seven assists, five rebounds, one 3-pointer, four steals, and three turnovers. Rondo will continue to be slightly inconsistent on a loaded Dallas roster.
Monta Ellis, G1/14/2015 10:04:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 28 points during Tuesday's overtime victory against the Kings.
Insight: Ellis went 11-of-23 from the field, 4-of-5 from the line, and 2-of-3 from deep. He also had 10 dimes, four boards, four steals, one block, and two turnovers. Ellis is the main option in Dallas.
Shawn Marion, F1/13/2015 1:52:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion (hip) is probable for Tuesday's game against Phoenix.
Insight: Marion is only averaging 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds this season. J.R. Smith and James Jones should see less time.
Shawn Marion, F1/11/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion should be considered doubtful for Sunday versus Sacramento.
Insight: Marion said the way his hip feels now, he won't play, according to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal. Marion is only averaging 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds this season. If he's out J.R. Smith and James Jones should see more time.
Dirk Nowitzki, F1/10/2015 6:25:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had a game-high 25 points in Saturday's loss to the Clippers.
Insight: Nowitzki was 10-of-19 from the field, including 2-for-5 from the 3-point line. He also had six rebounds and an assist. He is a top-35 option.
Dirk Nowitzki, F1/7/2015 10:50:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high 19 points during Wednesday's loss to Detroit.
Insight: He shot 8-of-19 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line. Nowitzki also had five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, and one turnover. He is a top-35 option.
Rajon Rondo, G1/5/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rando has been an awful shooter since his explosion at the Boston Garden on Friday.
Insight: Rondo hit a career-high five 3-pointers versus the Celtics, but in the two games since then, Rondo has just three field goals. He is 3-for-19 over the last two games, including going 1-for-13 on Monday versus the Nets. Rondo scored two points, but did have 10 rebounds and 14 assists to salvage the night.
Monta Ellis, G1/5/2015 10:12:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis led the team with 19 points in Monday night's victory in Brooklyn.
Insight: Ellis shot 6-of-16, hitting one 3-pointer and all six of his free-throw attempts. He also had seven rebounds, four assists and a steal. Ellis continues to be the top fantasy option on the Mavericks.
Rajon Rondo, G1/4/2015 3:44:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rando lit up the Boston Garden in his return on Friday, but apparently the hot streak lasted just the one game.
Insight: Rondo scored a season-high 29 points, Friday, but was just 2-of-6 for 4 points Sunday against Cleveland. He did dish out eight assists pull down four rebonds and added two steals, but we were certainly expecting more.
Rajon Rondo, GHot1/2/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rando lit up the Boston Garden in his return on Friday.
Insight: Rondo scored a season-high 29 points as he took a season-high 19 shots, making 12 of them. He also shot 5-for-7 from the 3-point line, which is a season-high. Rondo added six rebounds, five assists and a steal to cap off the great night.
Shawn Marion, F1/2/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion should return to the lineup Friday against the Hornets.
Insight: Marion is near the end of his career, but with LeBron James out of the lineup could see enough time to be low-end fantasy worthy. Marion is only averaging 5.6 points and 3.5 rebounds this season, but could grab some of James' 18 shots per game.
Dirk Nowitzki, F12/31/2014 1:18:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki was only 2-for-8 from the field Tuesday, but made 9-of-10 free throws to salvage what he could against the Wizards.
Insight: Nowitzki finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. He is averaging 18.7 ppg and shooting 46.9 percent this season.
Monta Ellis, G12/31/2014 1:12:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis led the team with 20 points on Tuesday.
Insight: Ellis didn't wow in any other statistical category, going 8-for-15 from the field and 1-of-2 from 3-point. He also had four steals and two assists. That's pretty much what Ellias has done all season: average 20.6 ppg while shooting 46 percent with 4.5 apg and 2.2 rpg.
Rajon Rondo, GHot12/27/2014 9:38:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rando is already paying dividends for the Mavs.
Insight: Rondo scored 21 points on 10-of-17 shooting with eight rebounds and seven assists. He's averaging 13.3 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 8.8 apg, 1.8 spg in his four games wearing a Dallas uniform.
Raymond Felton, G12/25/2014 10:26:00 AM
Description: Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton could return to the court soon, but his fantasy value will be minimal.
Insight: The acquisition of Rajon Rondo to go along with Devin Harris, J.J. Barea and Monta Ellis makes Felton a non-factor in both real life and the fantasy world.
Monta Ellis, G12/21/2014 10:50:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis was unconscious during Saturday's victory against the Spurs.
Insight: He went 15-of-23 from the field, 3-of-6 from the line, and 5-of-6 from beyond the arc. Ellis also had one assist, four steals, and two turnovers. He should benefit from the addition of Rajon Rondo.
Rajon Rondo, G12/21/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Rajon Rando played 34 minutes during his team debut on Saturday night.
Insight: He did not shoot very well, going 3-of-11 from the floor for six points. Rondo did have nine assists, seven rebounds, two steals, and four turnovers. He should be a fine fit in Dallas.
Monta Ellis, G12/17/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis was 11-of-20 from the floor on Wednesday.
Insight: Ellis hit one 3-pointer and two foul shots along with 10 other field goals to score 25 points. Ellis also had eight assists, two rebounds and a steal. That's the first time this season Ellis had at least 25 points and seven assists in the same game.
Chandler Parsons, F12/17/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons scored a season-high 32 points, shooting 10-of-17 from the floor on Wednesday.
Insight: Parsons went 4-for-6 from the 3-point line and made 8-of-9 free throws as well. Parsons also chipped in seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. This month, Parsons is averaging 20.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, and 2.9 apg.
Tyson Chandler, C12/16/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler had eight points and 14 rebounds against his former team on Tuesday.
Insight: Chandler had the most rebounds at Madison Square Garden, where his former team resides. Chandler didn't get many offensive opportunities but was efficient, shooting 80 percent. The Dallas center will get lots of rebounds and blocks but won't score much this season.
Dirk Nowitzki, F12/16/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki led the team with 16 points in the , 107-87, victory on Tuesday.
Insight: Five different Dallas players were in double figures against the Knicks. Nowitzki was 5-of-11 with one 3-pointer and 5-for-5 at the line. He also had five rebounds, five assists and a steal.
Chandler Parsons, F12/16/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (back) will start Tuesday against the Knicks.
Insight: He missed Dallas' previous game, but is ready to get back on the court. Get him into your lineup.
Chandler Parsons, F12/16/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (back) is questionable for Tuesday's game against New York.
Insight: He has been playing well of late, but missed Saturday's game and was still dealing with the stiff back Monday. Richard Jefferson played 35 minutes Saturday as his replacement and posted a surprising 13 points and 13 rebounds.
Richard Jefferson, F12/13/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Mavericks forward Richard Jefferson got a rare start and played well in Saturday's loss to Golden State.
Insight: With Chandler Parsons out, Jefferson recorded 13 points, 13 rebounds, two 3-pointers, and two turnovers. Owners should not expect numbers like that again this season. Leave Jefferson on the waiver wire.
Monta Ellis, G12/13/2014 4:44:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 24 points during Saturday's loss to the Warriors.
Insight: He also had five assists, one rebound, two 3-pointers, three steals, and three turnovers.
Chandler Parsons, F12/13/2014 1:40:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (back) will not play Saturday against the Warriors.
Insight: He has been playing well of late, so this is a rough loss for owners. For now, consider Parsons day-to-day.
Monta Ellis, G12/10/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 26 points in Wednesday's victory over New Orleans.
Insight: He was 11-of-19 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line. Ellis also had five assists, four rebounds, two 3-pointers, one steal, one block, and one turnover.
Dirk Nowitzki, F12/10/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points during Wednesday's win against the Pelicans.
Insight: Nowitzki continues to amaze, as he has not lost a step. He is currently a top-35 option.
Chandler Parsons, F12/9/2014 10:22:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons nailed six 3-pointers during Tuesday's loss to the Grizzlies.
Insight: He was 10-of-18 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line for 30 points, seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, and one turnover. Extremely solid line for Parsons and his owners.
Monta Ellis, G12/9/2014 7:59:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis will play on Tuesday against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Ellis suffered an elbow injury on Sunday, but it is not very serious. This is great news as Ellis as been superb this season. He is averaging 21.2 ppg and 4.6 apg in 2014-2015.
Raymond Felton, G12/7/2014 11:11:00 AM
Description: Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton says his ankle is 100 percent.
Insight: His ankle may be healthy, but how about his jump shot? He shot just 39 percent last season. Felton lost the starting job to Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris has played well too, so we aren't sure Felton plays enough to be fantasy worthy.
Monta Ellis, G12/6/2014 8:39:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis put up another big total in scoring with 14 field goals in the loss versus the Suns Friday.
Insight: Ellis scored 33 points. Two of his 14 field goals were 3-pointers, and he shot 3-for-5 at the charity stripe. Ellis didn't do much else besides score with just two assists, two rebounds and one block.
Dirk Nowitzki, F12/5/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki didl not play on Wednesday against the Bucks, but is expected back for Friday's game against Phoenix.
Insight: Nowitzki had played 42 minutes on Tuesday, so was given additional rest time. these things are needed when you are 36-years-old with a lot of mileage. He's averaging 19.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 2.5 apg and has 31 three-pointers in 18 games.
Dirk Nowitzki, F12/3/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki will not play on Wednesday against the Bucks.
Insight: Nowitzki played 42 minutes on Tuesday, so he will receive extra rest. Al-Farouq Aminu, Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva will see additional minutes.
Chandler Parsons, F12/3/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons played well in Tuesday's victory against the Bulls.
Insight: He had 24 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three 3-pointers, three steals, and two trunovers. Parsons is a top-80 player.
Dirk Nowitzki, F12/3/2014 9:12:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki recorded 22 points and 10 assists in Tuesday's double-overtime victory over Chicago.
Insight: He also had seven rebounds, two 3-pointers, and one turnover. Nowitzki is now averaging 19.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, and 2.5 apg.
Monta Ellis, G12/3/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a season-high 38 points in Tuesday's win against the Bulls.
Insight: He was 16-of-35 from the field and 5-of-5 from the line. Ellis also had two rebounds, one assist, one 3-pointer, two steals, and three turnovers. He has now scored at least 30 points in two of his past three games.
Jameer Nelson, G12/2/2014 11:28:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Jameer Nelson has been upgraded to probable forTuesday's game against Chicago while still dealing with back spasms.
Insight: Nelson practiceed Monday and while he might not be 100 percent he's likely to try to play. Nelson has not produced as well as fantasy owners would like, averaging just 7.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.6 apg.
Jameer Nelson, G12/1/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Jameer Nelson is questionable forTuesday's game against Chicago while still dealing with back spasms.
Insight: Nelson is expected to practice Monday to see if he can go Tuesday. Nelson has not produced as well as fantasy owners would like, averaging just 7.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.6 apg. Devin Harris posted 15 points, five rebounds and four assists on Saturday.
Raymond Felton, G12/1/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton is questionable for Tuesday's game against Chicago while still dealing with a bad right ankle.
Insight: Felton lost the starting job to Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris has played well too, so we aren't sure Felton plays enough to be fantasy worthy even when healthy. He averaged just 9.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.6 apg last season in New York.
Tyson Chandler, C11/29/2014 9:44:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler scored a season-high 20 points on Saturday against the 76ers.
Insight: Chandler also had 13 rebounds. The center has three straight double-doubls and is averaging 16 ppg and 16 rpg over that span.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/29/2014 1:57:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (rest) will miss Saturday's game against Philadelphia.
Insight: This is not what owners want to hear, as he was probably in line for a big night against the lowly 76ers. However, owners need to expect Dallas to give Nowitzki some games off throughout the season. Brandon Wright will likely draw the start.
Monta Ellis, G11/29/2014 9:06:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis played well in 36 minutes of action on Friday night.
Insight: He went 12-of-25 from the field, 3-of-4 form the line, and 3-of-5 from deep for 30 points. Ellis also had six assists, three steals, one rebound, one block, and three turnovers.
Jameer Nelson, G11/28/2014 2:13:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Jameer Nelson has been downgraded to out for Friday's game against Toronto while dealing with back spasms.
Insight: Nelson missed Wednesday's game, his first absence of the season. Nelson has not produced as well as fantasy owners would like, averaging just 7.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.6 apg. Devin Harris started Wednesday and should get the start again Friday with J.J. Barea also seeing additional minutes.
Jameer Nelson, G11/28/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: Mavericks point guard Jameer Nelson is questionable for Friday's game against Toronto while dealing with back spasms.
Insight: Nelson missed Wednesday's game, his first absence of the season. Nelson has not produced as well as fantasy owners would like, averaging just 7.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 4.6 apg. Devin Harris started Wednesday.
Raymond Felton, G11/28/2014 11:19:00 AM
Description: Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton is questionable for Friday's game against Toronto while still dealing with a bad right ankle.
Insight: Felton lost the starting job to Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris has played well too, so we aren't sure Felton plays enough to be fantasy worthy even when healthy.
Tyson Chandler, C11/26/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler came to play against his former team.
Insight: He had 17 points and a monster 25 rebounds. Chandler also chipped in two blocks, one assist, one steal, and two turnovers.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/26/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points in an overtime win against the Knicks.
Insight: He also had six rebounds, two assists, and three steals. Nowitzki is still one of the top players in the NBA.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/24/2014 11:00:00 PM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki had a double-double during Monday's los to the Pacers.
Insight: He had 22 points and 11 rebounds, along with two 3-pointers, one assist, one block, and one turnover. Nice night for Nowitzki.
Raymond Felton, G11/24/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton has served his time and healed from his ankle injury and is probable for Monday's game against Indiana.
Insight: Felton lost the starting job to Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris has played well too, so we aren't sure Felton plays enough to be fantasy worthy.
Monta Ellis, G11/22/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a team-high 17 points in Saturday's loss to Houston.
Insight: He was 7-of-21 from the field, and had six rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer, one steal, and four turnovers. Ellis will continue to provide numbers like these throughout the season.
Monta Ellis, G11/22/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis followed up his 34 point night on Wednesday with 20 points and 10 assists Friday versus the Lakers.
Insight: Dallas shot 62.2 percent from the field, so everyone had an efficient night. Ellis was 7-for-10 and made 3-out-of-4 from the 3-point line. His 10 assists was a season high.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/22/2014 9:07:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki led the team with 23 points as he shot 80 percent from the floor on Friday.
Insight: Nowitzki made 8-of-10 shot, including 2-out-of-2 from the 3-point line. He also had two rebounds, two assists and a block.
Devin Harris, G11/21/2014 2:56:00 PM
Description: Mavs point guard Devin Harris right leg) will not play Friday.
Insight: Jameer Nelson, Monta Ellis and J.J. Barea should share his minutes. He's averaged 8.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 4.4 apg, 1.3 spg.
Monta Ellis, G11/19/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored a season-high 34 points to help Dallas defeat Washington, 105-102, on Wednesday.
Insight: Ellis tied his season-high in shots taken as well with 21, hitting 10 of them. He made 2-for-4 from the 3-point line too. In the last three games, Ellis is averaging 27.3 points while shooting 47 percent from the field.
Chandler Parsons, F11/17/2014 9:21:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons nearly recorded a double-double on Monday.
Insight: Parsons shot 4-for-9 from the 3-point line and finished with 17 points. He also had nine rebounds, six rebounds and a steal while not turning the ball over once.
Monta Ellis, G11/17/2014 9:15:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis led the team with 18 points as Dallas beat Charlotte, 107-80, on Monday.
Insight: Ellis shot 7-for-17 from the field and made 4-out-of-6 free-throw attempts. He also chipped in two rebounds, two assists and a steal.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/16/2014 10:48:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki took only nine shots on Saturday and scored 15 points.
Insight: That is extremely surprising considering Dallas scored 131 points, but the Mavericks did play in their second straight blowout. Nowitzki had played just 43 minutes the last two games and taken 17 shots. At least he is making the most of his opportunities as he has made 13 of those shots.
Monta Ellis, G11/16/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis scored 30 points on Saturday against the Timberwolves.
Insight: Ellis shot 11-for-21 and made three 3-pointers along with all five of his attempts at the line. Ellis also had three assists and a steal.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/14/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki was "held" to 21 points in 20 minutes of work against Philadelphia.
Insight: It was the lack of an actual NBA opponent at the other end of the floor that held Nowitzki to a low total since he did average a point-a-minute.
Chandler Parsons, F11/12/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons played much better on Tuesday, scoring 19 points on 7-of-19 shooting against the Kings.
Insight: Parsons scored a combined nine points in his last two games, so it was nice to see the small forward be more productive. He also contributed four rebounds, three assists and a steal.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/12/2014 9:39:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki past Hakeem Olajuwon for ninth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list on Tuesday against the Kings.
Insight: Nowitzki's 23 points also helped the Mavericks erase a 24-point deficit to beat Sacramento, 106-98. Nowitzki shot 7-of-12 and grabbed seven rebounds.
Tyson Chandler, C11/8/2014 9:31:00 AM
Description: Mavericks center Tyson Chandler recorded his second double-double of the week on Friday.
Insight: Chandler had 15 points and 13 rebounds, both season-highs, on Friday against the Jazz. He also had a block. Chanlder is averaging 10.2 ppg and 8.7 rpg this season.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/8/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki led the team in scoring again Friday with 27 points as Dallas routed Utah, 105-82.
Insight: Nowitzki also grabbed 10 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. He hit a season-high five 3-pointers.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/7/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Mavericks PF/C Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavericks in scoring Thursday night with 17 points, but it was his worst shooting night of the young season.
Insight: Nowitzki was just 6-of-17 from the field and 2-of-7 from beyond the arc. Not a complete surprise as Portland is one of the better defensive teams.
Raymond Felton, G11/6/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton is still dealing with an ankle issue so despite his suspension being over he's not likely to see action Thursday night.
Insight: Felton lost the starting job to Jameer Nelson and Devin Harris has played well too. We have doubts Felton will have any fantasy value this season unless Nelson or Harris goes down.
Al-Farouq Aminu, SF11/6/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Dallas small forward Al-Farouq Aminu is questionable for Thursday's game against Portland due to a strained left knee.
Insight: Aminu did practice Tuesday, so we're leaning to the probable side of questionable. He's averaging just 5.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg and 0.3 apg so his fantasy value is minimal even when healthy.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/3/2014 11:09:00 PM
Description: Mavericks PF/C Dirk Nowitzki hit all four of his 3-point shots and finished with 27 points on Monday.
Insight: Dallas needed every one of Nowitzki's 3-pointers to edge Boston, 118-113. Nowitzki was 5-for-6 from the free-throw line and had seven rebounds and four assists.
Chandler Parsons, F11/3/2014 11:05:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons led the team in scoring in a 118-113 victory over the Celtics on Monday.
Insight: Parsons had 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting. He was 4-for-5 from the 3-point line. He contributed three rebounds, two assists and two steals as well.
Dirk Nowitzki, F11/1/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Mavericks PF/C Dirk Nowitzki did not hit a 3-pointer against the Pelicans on Saturday but was still able to scored 17 points.
Insight: Nowitzki was 8-for-19 shooting, but 0-for-5 from 3-point land. Nowitzki also had six rebounds, three assists and a block.
Chandler Parsons, F11/1/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons led the team in scoring in a 109-104 victory over the Pelicans on Saturday.
Insight: Parsons scored 20 points, hitting 7-of-13 from the field, including 2-for-6 from behind the arc. Parsons also had four assists and three turnovers.
Dirk Nowitzki, F10/30/2014 10:55:00 PM
Description: Mavericks PF/C Dirk Nowitzki shot 9-of-13 from the field in Thursday's win over Utah.
Insight: He had 21 points and two 3-pointers, but also only had three rebounds. Owners would like to see his rebounding totals go up, next time out.
Chandler Parsons, F10/30/2014 10:54:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons rebounded from a terrible opening night.
Insight: After scoring only five points on Tuesday, Parsons came to life with 21 points and seven rebounds. He should continue to score in this high-octane offense.
Raymond Felton, G10/30/2014 12:34:00 PM
Description: Mavericks backup point guard Raymond Felton is out due to a four-game suspension.
Insight: Felton also has a sprained ankle and lost the starting job to Jameer Nelson. We have doubts he'll have any fantasy value this season unless Nelson goes down.
Monta Ellis, G10/28/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis led the Mavericks with 26 points on opening night against the Spurs.
Insight: Ellis took an incredible 21 shots and made 11 of them. He added six assists and four rebounds but also turned it over three times.
Chandler Parsons, F10/28/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: Mavericks small forward Chandler Parsons (sore knee) went through a full practice Monday and should be ready to start the opener for his new team.
Insight: Parsons should be the No. 3 option behind Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis and after a bit of slow start while trying to fit in on a new team will produce solid numbers.
Samuel Dalembert, C10/24/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Knicks center Samuel Dalembert has fantasy value in deep two-center leagues.
Insight: Dalembert is a double-double threat even at age 33. He hasn't averaged double-double numbers in each category for an entire season since 2007-2008, but he has the potential for big numbers any night.
Shawn Marion, F10/22/2014 6:43:00 PM
Description: Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion will only be relevant in very, very deep fantasy leagues this season.
Insight: Marion is at the end of his career. He played enough minutes and posted sufficient stats with Dallas to be a viable bench player in deep leagues last season, but that seems unlikely this season with Cleveland.
Jameer Nelson, G10/22/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Mavericks point guard Jameer Nelson appears to have the starting job over Raymond Felton and Devin Harris, but they will both cut into Nelson's playing time.
Insight: Nelson has always been a solid assist guy and can hit the three when needed. We're projecting 10.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 7.0 apg, but fantasy owners must be aware of the injury risk. Nelson hasn't played more than 68 games in any of the last three seasons and has never played more than 79 games in 10 NBA seasons.
Chandler Parsons, F10/22/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: The Mavericks' three-year, $46 million offer to Chandler Parsons got them a top quality, underrated fantasy small forward for 2014-15
Insight: Parsons should be the No. 3 option behind Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis and after a bit of slow start while trying to fit in on a new team will produce solid numbers - 15.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.3 spg.
Monta Ellis, G10/22/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis has always been a solid fantasy option because of his quickness and his never having met a shot he didn't like.
Insight: He curbed his shot selection a bit in 2013-14 and saw his shooting percentage rise in both two pointer and from beyond the arc. We think that trend continues so are projecting 19.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 6.0 apg and 2.1 spg.
Dirk Nowitzki, F10/22/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: Mavericks PF/C Dirk Nowitzki was finally healthy last season and it showed in his statistics.
Insight: The 36-year-old averaged 21.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 threes while shooting .497 from the field over 80 games last season. We expect more of the same for 2014-15.
Raymond Felton, G10/10/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Raymond Felton sprained his ankle in a preseason game on Friday.
Insight: It did not look good. At the very least, Felton will miss some preseason action. Backup guard Jemeer Nelson will get a few extra looks because of the injury to Felton.
Monta Ellis, G10/10/2014 6:59:00 PM
Description: Mavericks guard Monta Ellis suffered a knee sprain and will miss two preseason games according to mavs.com.
Insight: He suffered the sprained knee on Thursday during practice, but it is not considered serious. He should not miss any regular season games, which he has not done the last two years.
Chandler Parsons, F7/13/2014 6:56:00 PM
Description: The Houston Rockets have decided not to match the Mavericks' three-year, $46 million offer sheet to Chandler Parsons.
Insight: Parsons proved he could be a fantasy force while playing with high-usage players James Harden and Dwight Howard, so he should fit right in on the Mavericks.
Dirk Nowitzki, F7/3/2014 8:50:00 PM
Description: The Mavericks have re-signed Dirk Nowitzki to a three-year deal for $30 million.
Insight: It was a foregone conclusion that Nowitzki would re-sign with the only team he's ever played with. The 36-year-old averaged 21.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 threes while shooting .497 from the field over 80 games last season. His terrific mid-range game has allowed him to age gracefully.
Raymond Felton, G6/25/2014 9:01:00 PM
Description: Raymond Felton has been traded to Dallas. SOURCE: Marc Spears, Yahoo Sports
Insight: Chandler is also headed to the Mavs in exchange for Jose Calderon, Samuel Dalembert, Wayne Ellington, Shane Larkin and a pair of second-round picks. All in all, it's a pretty good haul for the Knicks, who were looking to deal Felton anyway. This will be the fifth team Felton (9.7 ppg, 5.6 apg in 2013-14) has played for since 2010.
Tyson Chandler, C6/25/2014 8:55:00 PM
Description: The Mavericks have re-acquired center Tyson Chandler from the Knicks. SOURCE: Marc Spears, Yahoo Sports
Insight: The Knicks don't have a first-round pick so they needed to do something to upgrade at point guard. Chandler (8.7 ppg, 9.6 rpg in 55 games last season) won a title with Dallas back in 2011.
Dirk Nowitzki, F6/18/2014 12:50:00 PM
Description: Dirk Nowitzki will become a free agent on July 1st but he's confident he'll remain a Maverick. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: Nowitzki has no interest in playing anywhere other than Dallas. It's worth noting that the Mavericks, led by Nowitzki and Monta Ellis, were the closest team to beating the Spurs in this year's playoffs. San Antonio needed seven games to close out its cross-state rival.
Vince Carter, G5/5/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: The Raptors are planning to pursue G/F Vince Carter in free agency. SOURCE: ESPN
Insight: Despite his age (37), Carter should draw plenty of interest on the open market. Carter (11.9 ppg in 2013-14) had some of his best seasons in Toronto, making the All-Star team four times during his tenure there.
DeJuan Blair, C5/3/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Dallas center DeJuan Blair (ten points, 14 rebounds) had his second double-double of the series Friday in a victory over San Antonio.
Insight: Blair, who was suspended for Wednesday night's Game 5, picked up right where he left off in Game 4 (12 points, 11 assists). At 6-foot-7, Blair isn't a traditional center but he's better than anyone else the Mavs have to fill that role right now. Look for coach Rick Carlisle to ride the hot hand again in Game 7.
Monta Ellis, G5/3/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Monta Ellis kept the Mavericks alive Friday by providing 29 points in a win over San Antonio.
Insight: That ties his highest point total of the series. Sunday's Game 7 in San Antonio will determine who gets to face Portland in the next round. Ellis has averaged 21.8 ppg on 42.2 percent shooting for the series.
DeJuan Blair, C5/2/2014 11:03:00 AM
Description: Mavericks F/C DeJuan Blair is probable for Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against San Antonio.
Insight: Blair served his one-game suspension for kicking Tiago Splitter and should be back in the lineup. He's only averaging about nine minutes a night in the playoffs, but putting up 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in that short span of time.
Samuel Dalembert, C5/2/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert (right ankle) is probable for Game 6 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals Friday against San Antonio.
Insight: He was back at practice on Thursday, so should be good to go. Dalembert has averaged 21 minutes, 4.8 points and 9.8 rebounds in this season's playoffs.
Vince Carter, G4/30/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Mavericks sixth man Vince Carter dropped a game-high 28 points on the Spurs Wednesday but San Antonio won to take a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series.
Insight: Carter's buzzer-beater won Game 3 and he has averaged 26 minutes, 13 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 threes in the series.
DeJuan Blair, C4/29/2014 8:06:00 PM
Description: The NBA has suspended Mavericks F/C DeJuan Blair one game without pay for kicking Spurs center Tiago Splitter in the head during Monday's game, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
Insight: Blair and Splitter collided while going for a loose ball and Blair kicked him in the head while both players were on the floor. He was ejected from the game and will miss Game 5 of the series.
Monta Ellis, G4/26/2014 9:17:00 PM
Description: Dallas shooting guard Monta Ellis blew up for 29 points Saturday in a last-second win over San Antonio.
Insight: Ellis was awful in Game 1 (4-for-14, 11 points) but he's looked much better in his last two outings, averaging 25 ppg on 47.6 percent shooting. The Mavs can extend their series lead to 3-1 with a win Monday in Game 4.
Vince Carter, G4/26/2014 8:51:00 PM
Description: Mavericks sixth man Vince Carter sunk the game-winning three-pointer as time expired Saturday against San Antonio.
Insight: Carter faked out Manu Ginobili in the corner and got the shot off just before the buzzer. Vinsanity only shot 3-of-8 from the field but nobody is going to remember the other seven shots he took. Dallas leads the best of seven series two games to one heading into Monday's Game 4.
Shawn Marion, F4/26/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Mavs small forward Shawn Marion left right after Wednesday's game to be home for the birth of his child, but should be ready to play on Saturday.
Insight: Marion was huge on Wednesday with 20 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals, but he also had just eight points in the series opener.
Dirk Nowitzki, FCold4/20/2014 3:44:00 PM
Description: Dallas forward Dirk Nowitzki had an awful game Sunday versus San Antonio.
Insight: Dirk (11 points, eight rebounds) made just four of his 14 field goal attempts and was invisible when the Mavs needed him most in the fourth quarter (0-for-4, two fouls, one turnover in the final six minutes of regulation). The Spurs have given him trouble all season as the seven-footer is averaging just 17 ppg in five games against them in 2013-14 (season average is 21.7 ppg).
Monta Ellis, G4/13/2014 9:29:00 AM
Description: Monta Ellis tied a season-high with 37 points Saturday in the Mavs' playoff-clinching win over the Suns.
Insight: Ellis (19.0 ppg, 5.8 apg) gave his team a monumental effort when it needed him most and now Dallas is back in the playoffs for the 13th time in the last 14 seasons. The Mavericks can lock up the No. 7 seed in the West with a win Wednesday in their regular season finale against Memphis.
Monta Ellis, G4/10/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Dallas guard Monta Ellis (tailbone) is expected to play Thursday, according to Earl K. Sneed of mavs.com.
Insight: Ellis hurt his tailbone on a hard fall Tuesday but still played 38 minutes and he received treatment Wednesday. He has averaged 19.1 ppg and 5.8 apg over his last 12 games.
Shawn Marion, F4/10/2014 6:05:00 PM
Description: Mavs small forward Shawn Marion (foot) is expected to play Thursday against the Spurs, according to Earl K. Sneed of mavs.com.
Insight: Marion received treatment on his injured foot Wednesday and will play through the pain to help Dallas reach the postseason.
Shawn Marion, F4/9/2014 11:18:00 AM
Description: Mavs small forward Shawn Marion hurt his right foot Tuesday against Utah but expects to be back in action Thursday versus San Antonio. SOURCE: Dallas Morning News
Insight: With Dallas fighting to save its season, Marion is determined to play through the pain. The Matrix has struggled against the Spurs this season, averaging 4.5 ppg on 18.8 percent shooting in two previous matchups.
Dirk Nowitzki, F3/30/2014 10:00:00 AM
Description: Mavs power forward Dirk Nowitzki collected 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists Saturday in a win against Sacramento.
Insight: Eight of his 19 points came in the fourth quarter. Dirk now has at least seven rebounds in each of his last four games. That's significant because he's only averaging 6.1 rpg for the season.