Barnes (rest) will not play in Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Grizzlies, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports. Barnes was a surprising late scratch from Tuesday's tilt against the Nuggets and it appears he'll remain out for the season finale, as he didn't travel with the Mavericks to Memphis for Wednesday's contest. Barnes is joined on the inactive list by Dirk Nowitzki, Wesley Matthews and J.J. Barea, so the Mavericks will be quite short-handed. With both Barnes and Nowitzki out in the frontcourt, look for Dorian Finney-Smith, Jarrod Uthoff and Dwight Powell to all take on a hefty workloads Wednesday.
Barnes will sit out Tuesday's game against the Nuggets for rest, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Both Barnes and Wesley Matthews are surprising late scratches for the Mavericks, as they provided no indication prior to the game about those lineup moves. Dorian Finney-Smith is expected to start at small forward in Barnes' place, but he hasn't necessarily been the most intriguing fantasy play, even when he sees a starter's workload. Consider Barnes status for Wednesday's finale against the Grizzlies up in the air at this point in time as well.
Barnes is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Nuggets, Mavericks' radio pregame host Mike Peasley reports. Dorian Finney-Smith is listed as the team's starting small forward, so it is unclear what type of role Barnes will play. The plan may just be to limit his minutes off the bench, but the team provided no information on the situation prior to the game. The Mavericks play their season finale Wednesday in the second half of this back-to-back set, and it is unclear what direction they will go with their lineup.
Barnes will sit out Sunday's game against the Suns for rest purposes, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. The Mavericks had considered resting Barnes over the last few games with the team eliminated from playoff contention, but they decided to wait until Sunday to pull the trigger. With Barnes getting the night off, Dorian Finney-Smith and Nicolas Brussino are the top candidates to enter the starting lineup at small forward, but both figure to be in line for 20-plus minutes apiece regardless of which player starts.
Barnes (rest) will play during Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Eddie Sefko of Dallas News reports. Barnes was also listed as questionable for a possible rest day Tuesday, as coach Rick Carlisle has indicated that he may rest some of his veterans during the remainder of the season, but ended up seeing 28 minutes of action. The Mavericks have four other players currently listed as questionable for Wednesday's game, possibly impacting where Barnes lands in the starting five, but he should be in the starting lineup regardless of the situation.
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