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Mavericks' Jaden Hardy: Lights up Suns in garbage time
Hardy finished with 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 FT) in 2:25 of court time in Monday's 130-111 win over the Suns.
According to Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News, head coach Jason Kidd said prior to the game that Hardy was deserving of more playing time with the Mavericks, after the rookie second-round pick had averaged 29.0 points (on 54.8 percent shooting from the field), 4.4 three-pointers, 4.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.7 steals in 34.1 minutes per game over his first nine contests with the G League's Texas Legends. Though Kidd didn't give any run to Hardy on Monday until the outcome was already in hand, the 20-year-old provided a glimpse of his immense potential. While sporting an absurd 107.7 usage rate, Hardy put up points efficiently, though he also picked up two fouls along the way. Hardy could get a look in the Dallas rotation at some point, but it may take a couple injuries to backcourt players before that materializes.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Christian Wood: Strong showing after brief absence
Wood accumulated 18 points (6-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine rebounds, five assists and one block over 27 minutes during Monday's 130-111 victory over Phoenix.
Wood missed Saturday's matchup against the Knicks due to an illness, but he didn't skip a beat Monday. He shot 50.0 percent from the field and knocked down a pair of threes for the fourth time in his last six matchups. The 27-year-old is now averaging 16.9 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 20 contests this season.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Josh Green: Scores in double digits
Green racked up 16 points (6-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, five assists and two steals over 31 minutes during Monday's 130-111 win over Phoenix.
Green put together a stellar shooting line, missing just one attempt from the field while also recording five assists for his second straight matchup. The Arizona product also showcased his quick hands in early December, collecting five steals over three games.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Luka Doncic: Scores game-high 33 points
Doncic closed with 33 points (12-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 5-7 FT), six rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one steal in 29 minutes during Monday's 130-111 victory over Phoenix.
Doncic shot the ball well from the field and has now drained four or more triples in each of his last four matchups. It's no surprise that he's also finished with 30 or more points in each game, recording one triple-double and one double-double over this stretch. Doncic has also managed to log fewer minutes in back-to-back contests with the Mavs cruising to a pair of impressive victories.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Kemba Walker: Suiting up Monday
Walker will suit up for Monday's contest against the Suns but is not guaranteed to see the floor, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports.
After sitting out each of Dallas' three contests since he signed with the team a week ago, Walker will officially be active for the first time this season Monday. With no guarantee that he will see the court, fantasy managers should stay away from Walker until his role is more clearly defined.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Christian Wood: Available Monday
Wood (illness) is available Monday against Phoenix.
Wood was unavailable Saturday against New York due to a non-COVID illness, but he'll be back in action two days later. Over his last five appearances, he's averaged 17.2 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30.0 minutes per game.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Jaden Hardy: Assigned to G League
Hardy was assigned to the G League's Texas Legends on Saturday.
Hardy played seven minutes for the Mavericks on Saturday but was sent to the G League after the game. He should see increased playing time with the Legends.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Christian Wood: Chance to play Monday
Wood (illness) is questionable for Monday's matchup against the Suns.
Wood missed Saturday's win over the Knicks due to a non-COVID illness, but he'll have a chance to return to game action Monday. However, if he remains sidelined, JaVale McGee, Maxi Kleber and Davis Bertans would be candidates for increased roles again.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Tim Hardaway: Excels from deep in win
Hardaway registered 28 points (10-17 FG, 8-13 3Pt, 0-1 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one steal over 28 minutes during Saturday's 121-100 win over the Knicks.
Hardaway endured a rough start to the season and was shooting the ball poorly in the opening weeks of the campaign, but it seems as if he's leaving those struggles behind following back-to-back games with at least 20 points while operating as a starter. A two-game sample size is not enough to believe he's back if we consider he started the season shooting just 31.9 percent from the field in his first 15 appearances, but it is undoubtedly a step in the right direction. Hardaway is a streaky shooter, but he should be rostered in most leagues as long as he remains a starter.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Spencer Dinwiddie: Comes close to triple-double
Dinwiddie totaled 17 points (6-16 FG, 3-8 3Pt, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, nine assists and one block across 30 minutes during Saturday's 121-100 victory over New York.
Dinwiddie came up short of registering his first triple-double of the season, but perhaps more importantly, he bounced back admirably after ending with just two points across 28 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday. Dinwiddie has been a regular double-digit scoring threat for the Mavericks, and while some of his peripheral stats are down compared to the 2021-22 season, he remains a valuable player across all formats.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Luka Doncic: Impressive against NYK
Doncic registered 30 points (11-21 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and one steal across 29 minutes during Saturday's 121-100 win over the Knicks.
Doncic reached the 30-point mark for the third straight game, and while he couldn't extend his double-double streak to four contests, he still delivered another elite stat line in a game where he was the focal point of the offense once again. The star guard has been on fire to start the season and has yet to score fewer than 20 points in any game, and he's also dished out eight or more dimes in eight appearances in a row.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Kemba Walker: Out until at least next week
Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd said Saturday that Walker (knee) has been practicing, but an update on the point guard's status won't be available until next week, Grant Afseth of Si.com reports.
Per Kidd, Walker "looks good" and has been doing everything asked of him. According to Afseth, Kidd made similar comments as general manager Nico Harrison about a potential timetable for Walker to debut, with Harrison suggesting Friday Walker could be ready to play in "about a week" after having no training camp. Harrison also noted recently that Walker's left knee -- which has been surgically repaired three times -- "is not good at all," but the veteran has said that his knee is still the best that it has felt in two years, according to Brad Botkin of CBS Sports. The question remains how long Walker can hold up, having not appeared in a game since last season and having logged a combined 80 appearances between the past two seasons.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Jaden Hardy: Should see minutes Saturday
Head coach Jason Kidd indicated Saturday that Hardy should see some minutes versus the Knicks, Dwain Price of the Mavericks' official site reports.
It seems unlikely Hardy will be a major factor in the contest, but he's expected to get some run for the Mavs. Hardy notably played just six and four minutes in his only two other appearances for Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Christian Wood: Out sick Saturday
Wood will not play in Saturday's game against the Knicks due to a non-COVID related illness, Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com reports.
In Wood's absence, some combination of JaVale McGee, Maxi Kleber and Davis Bertans figure to take on his usual minutes. The big man's next chance to suit up will come Monday versus the Suns if his health allows it.... See More ... See Less