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Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson (shoulder) underwent surgery on Friday to repair an injury in his right shoulder. He was expected to hold off doing the surgery until after the regular season, but the circumstances have changed. The NBA is now on hold, so Brunson has decided to do the surgery. Often times, labrum surgeries require at least a month or two off. There's a chance that Brunson won't be able to return once the season does resume. He didn't have great fantasy value anyway with Luka Doncic and Seth Curry getting most of the action.
Dallas Mavericks power forward/center Maximilian Kleber got some extra minutes on Wednesday with Kristaps Porzingis (rest) having the night off in the 113-97 win over the Nuggets. Kleber scored 15 points on 6-for-13 shooting and also connected on three triples while grabbing four rebounds with an assist in 38 minutes of action. No blocks to his line was a bit of a downer, but overall, Kleber has been playing some good basketball as of late and is worth owning even when the Mavericks are at full strength.
Dallas Mavericks center Boban Marjanovic went off for a career-high 31 points on Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets. Marjanovic dominated the interior as he also added 17 rebounds with two steals and connected on 12 of 20 shooting from the floor and made 7-for-8 from the line. In a bizarre night in the NBA, Boban's line provided some form of short-term redirection. On the fantasy side of things, if and when the NBA resumes, Marjanovic's impact will most likely not last.
Dallas Mavericks small/power forward Dorian Finney-Smith (hip) will miss the second leg of the teams back-to-back Wednesday versus the Denver Nuggets. Finney-Smith is reportedly banged up after logging 38 minutes Tuesday and his absence will now mark his third in his last four games. Maximilian Kleber is a likely candidate to see an increased workload in his absence, with the next chance that Finney-Smith has of taking the floor coming Saturday against the Suns.
Dallas Mavericks center Kristaps Porzingis (rest) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Denver Nuggets. It's the second game of a back-to-back set, so Porzingis will sit out like normal. Maximilian Kleber should return to the starting unit and see an increased in playing time. Luka Doncic and Tim Hardaway Jr. should see an increase in usage without Porzingis available. Both players are worth looking at as DFS targets for Wednesday's slate.