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Dallas Mavericks center/forward Christian Wood continues to play well in his bench role. During the team's overtime loss to the Detroit Pistons, the 27-year-old posted 25 points, eight rebounds, and three assists on 10-for-13 shooting from the floor and 1-for-2 from deep. His fantasy value for an ADP of 67.6 has been right around where it was expected. He's essentially been playing starter's minutes and should continue to do as one of the only quality offensive options outside of Luka Doncic.
Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is finding his groove after a dreadful start to the season. Currently holding a career-worst .477 true shooting mark, the Mavericks guard is experiencing a favorable two-game stretch. Scoring 11 points on 3-for-4 three-point shooting in the first half versus the Detroit Pistons continues his resurgence in the starting lineup. Last Tuesday saw Hardaway register 22 points on the Golden State Warriors. If Hardaway keeps up this level of play, many fantasy managers will have to take a chance on him.
The Detroit Pistons' lowly 5-18 record isn't the only thing the Dallas Mavericks looked forward to seeing Thursday night. Point guard Luka Doncic averages the most points for his career when facing the lottery-bound team. After scoring 32.4 points in five contests, Doncic continued the dominant theme by posting 14 first-quarter points in Thursday's match. Although the Pistons are without Cade Cunningham, the Mavericks have won the last five matchups. If the Pistons keep it close, expect a spectacular stat line from Doncic. Fantasy managers of the Mavericks star are in for a treat when they check his stats.
Dallas Mavericks forward/center Christian Wood (illness) is carrying a questionable tag for Thursday's meeting with Detroit. He has fallen sick and it could result in him missing his third game this season. Wood has been coming off the bench for the Mavericks, but he is ranked third on the team in scoring and second in rebounds. If he doesn't feel well enough to play, Dorian Finney-Smith should get all the minutes he can handle, and Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber figure to get more playing time as well.
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic was up to his normal antics as he posted yet another 40-point triple-double as he led the team to a 116-113 win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. The leading MVP candidate registered 41 points, 12 rebounds, 12 assists, four steals, and one block on 14-for-27 shooting from the floor and 4-for-9 from three. There's no doubt that he's comfortably in the MVP lead both in the league and across all fantasy formats.