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Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd says guard Luka Doncic (thumb) will be available for Tuesday's In-Season Tournament game versus the Houston Rockets. An MRI has revealed a left thumb sprain for Doncic, who returned to action in Friday's game against the Los Angeles Clippers after receiving X-rays on his hand during halftime. Doncic shrugged off the injury for his 10th 30-point effort of the year already during that meeting, and fantasy managers should be relieved to hear that he isn't going to miss additional time with the issue. The 24-year-old four-time All-NBA guard is racking up top-five numbers in points leagues this season, averaging 30.5 points, 7.8 assists, and 3.8 three-pointers in 35.1 minutes covering 16 games. Assuming Doncic later receives an official green light, he needs to be entrenched in all season-long lineups for a Southwest Division matchup on Tuesday against the Rockets, who admittedly lead the NBA in defensive rating as a team (106.8).
Dallas Mavericks center Dereck Lively II (back) won't play on Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. The rookie took a fall during Wednesday's meeting with the Lakers, resulting in a lower back bruise. Dallas is also still without Maxi Kleber (toe), so the team may rely on Richaun Holmes to fill the void. The former King logged 23 minutes versus the Lakers, ending with 10 boards and four points, making him a risky fantasy option in deeper formats.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (knee) was a late addition to the injury report as he was dealing with knee soreness, but he has since been upgraded to available and will play against the Sacramento Kings. Other than Maxi Kleber (toe), the rest of the usual rotation is healthy for this game, so fantasy managers can expect the usual workload for any Mavericks on their roster. Doncic has been especially incredible so far this year as he's averaging 31.0 points, 8.2 assists, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.0 steals per game.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (knee) is questionable ahead of Sunday's contest against the Sacramento Kings. The 24-year-old logged a team-high 35 minutes in Saturday's loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, ending the night with 35 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. However, he is dealing with right knee soreness, so head coach Jason Kidd and the medical staff could keep him out for the second game of consecutive outings. Of course, Kyrie Irving would be the No.1 offensive option for the Mavs if Doncic doesn't play. On the other hand, Grant Williams, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Derrick Jones Jr. could see a substantial increase in fantasy potential.
Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (foot) is out for Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards. A left foot sprain will cost Irving his third contest of the campaign on the second end of a back-to-back set for Dallas. The 31-year-old superstar now sets his sights on Saturday's showdown with the Bucks in Milwaukee for a possible return. Irving is providing second-round numbers in 12-team 9-category leagues with 22.3 points, 6.7 assists, 2.8 triples, and 1.2 steals per game during his first full year in Dallas. Josh Green was the primary fantasy beneficiary when Kyrie missed Oct. 30 and Nov. 1, joining head coach Jason Kidd's starting lineup on those occasions. Wednesday's setting in Washington easily offers the highest implied point total (241.5) of the eight-game slate, making Luka Doncic a convincing bet to go off for one of his vintage performances.