Daniel Gafford Fantasy Stats

#21 C  |  Dallas Mavericks

Height / Weight 6'10"  /  234 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age) Oct 1, 1998 (25)
Experience 4 seasons
College Arkansas

Season Stats

Career 321 19.5 8.7 5.4 1.0 1.5 0.5 71.2 66.8 0.0 1.4 3.6 0.0 0.9 35 0 6648.8

Game Log

May 22, 2024DALMINC11021:07901055.605020022.2
May 24, 2024DALMINC11621:05505080.00.008000032.2
May 26, 2024DALMINC1528:49313050.0100.012030014.8
May 28, 2024DALMINC11231:218131100.006000031.5
May 30, 2024DALMINC11120:139010100.083.353020023.2
Jun 6, 2024DALBOSC1814:193101100.0100.023000015.2
Jun 9, 2024DALBOSC11322:43901066.725.016000026.2
Jun 12, 2024DALBOSC1616:173110100.003000013.2
Jun 14, 2024DALBOSC179:53401050.083.351010013.5
Jun 17, 2024DALBOSC1610:54300060.00300009.8
Last 10 10 9.4 19:40 5.6 0.4 1.6 0.2 74.1 66.7 1.4 4.0 0.0 0.8 0 0 20.2

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Daniel Gafford News

Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Mavericks

Daniel Gafford Falls Just Short Of Double-Double In Game 2 Loss

Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford was very close to his second postseason double-double of the year in Sunday's Game 2 defeat to Boston, finishing the contest with 13 points and nine rebounds. Gafford, who is an extremely efficient scorer, was once again sharp from the field, hitting 6-for-9. He registered one block at the other end, logging 23 minutes of action after being limited to only 14 minutes in Game 1. Following an underwhelming performance in the Finals opener, Gafford was back in form on Sunday. But it looks like the Mavericks need even more from him, with Boston now 2-0 up in the series.
Jun 10   
Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Mavericks

Daniel Gafford Effective At Both Ends Tuesday

Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford scored 12 points with perfect 6-for-6 shooting and swatted away three shots in a 105-100 loss to the Timberwolves on Tuesday. Playing a playoff-high 31 minutes, Gafford contributed in multiple areas, grabbing eight rebounds and tallying one assist with one steal. The 25-year-old big man saw extra action due to Dereck Lively II (neck) being out. He's been a major force on the defensive end in the series and always does his work on offense efficiently as well. With four games played in the matchup, Gafford has averaged 10.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks with 72.4 percent shooting.
May 29   
Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Mavericks

Daniel Gafford Impresses With Double-Double, Five Blocks

Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford had an impressive opening to the second-round series against Oklahoma City on Tuesday, posting a double-double and swatting away five shots in a 117-95 loss. Dallas struggled throughout the contest, but Gafford enjoyed his best postseason outing of the year. He scored 16 points with 5-for-12 shooting from the field and a 6-for-8 record at the line and grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. The Thunder lack size and have struggled on the glass all year, making this a very favorable matchup for Gafford, who has now scored in double figures in back-to-back games while bagging 17 rebounds.
May 8   
Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Mavericks

Daniel Gafford Will Play In Game 3

Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (back) will suit up for Friday's matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers. He's taken a beating during this series, so he was listed as questionable heading into this contest. However, the former Wizard will be on the floor. Gafford didn't see much work in the first two games, and that likely won't change on Friday night. Yet, his availability will still lower the fantasy ceilings of Maxi Kleber and Dereck Lively II.
Apr 26   
Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Mavericks

Daniel Gafford Listed As Questionable For Friday

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Daniel Gafford (back) is considered questionable for Friday's Game 3 against the Clippers. He couldn't practice on Thursday after being limited to only nine minutes due to a back issue in Game 2. Maxi Kleber saw 28 minutes off the bench on Tuesday, while Dereck Lively II also benefited. Both should figure heavily in the rotation again on Friday if Gafford can't play. Lively II could be an intriguing DFS play if he joins the first unit. The rookie from Duke averaged 8.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks as a starter during the regular season.
Apr 25   
Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Mavericks

Daniel Gafford Returns To Game 2

Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (back) returned to Tuesday's matchup with the Clippers. He logged just three minutes before exiting in the first quarter with back soreness. But it appears Gafford is at least feeling well enough to return, although there's a chance he could be limited. The 25-year-old also tweaked his ankle on Sunday in Game 1, so he may appear on the injury report heading into Game 3 on Friday night.
Apr 24   
Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Mavericks

Daniel Gafford Questionable To Return To Game 2

Dallas Mavericks center Daniel Gafford (back) is questionable to return to Tuesday's matchup with the Clippers. The 25-year-old lasted three minutes before being escorted to the locker room with back soreness. The Mavs lost Game 1, so the team is certainly hoping he can get back out there. But if Gafford is done for the evening, Dereck Lively II and Maxi Kleber would likely absorb most of the surplus minutes.
Apr 24   
Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Mavericks

Daniel Gafford To Make Mavs Debut On Saturday

According to Dallas Mavericks head coach Jason Kidd, center Daniel Gafford will play on Saturday versus OKC. Gafford was with the Wizards since halfway through the 2020-21 campaign. However, he's coming off his best season in Washington, averaging 10.9 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks in 45 appearances. Although the 25-year-old won't start, he could see a generous workload, with Dereck Lively II (nose) recently undergoing surgery. Gafford's presence isn't good news for Maxi Kleber, who has gotten more action during Lively's absence. But when Lively returns, Gafford's fantasy ceiling could decrease significantly.
Feb 10   
Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Mavericks

Dallas Completing Trade To Acquire Daniel Gafford

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday morning that the Washington Wizards were nearing a deal to send center Daniel Gafford to the Dallas Mavericks for Richaun Holmes and draft compensation. NBA correspondent Marc Stein has followed up with a report that the Mavs have since done pick swaps with the Oklahoma City Thunder to complete the trade. Gafford was crushing it down low during his first full year in D.C. without Kristaps Porzingis, generating career highs across the board on averages of 10.9 points, 8.0 boards, 2.2 swats, and 1.0 steals in 26.5 minutes per game over 45 games. Gafford will likely share minutes evenly in Dallas with upstart rookie first-rounder Dereck Lively II (nose) in the middle. While that doesn't bode well for his rest-of-season fantasy outlook, Gafford has a chance to start in his team debut, which should arrive in Saturday's showdown with OKC.
Feb 8   
Daniel Gafford  • C  •  Wizards

Daniel Gafford Ruled Out On Saturday Night

Washington Wizards center Daniel Gafford (concussion) won't suit up on Saturday against the Spurs. The 25-year-old will now miss a second consecutive game, meaning his next chance to return will be on Sunday against Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets. Nonetheless, without Gafford in the mix, Marvin Bagley III will likely handle things in the middle. The 2018 No. 2 overal pick appeared in his first game for the Wizards in Thursday's narrow loss to the New York Knicks, finishing with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks in 39 minutes of work. As a result, Bagley earned himself another start in all fantasy formats versus San Antonio.
Jan 20