Felton tallied 13 points (5-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, one rebound, and one steal across 25 minutes in Monday's 112-97 loss to the Hawks. The injury to Devin Harris (toe) over the last few games has resulted in an increased workload for Felton, and the early departure of Deron Williams (hip) on Monday further helped Felton's cause. Both Williams and Harris appear unlikely to be available for Wednesday's game against the Heat, which could allow either Felton or Barea to enter the starting five at point guard. Regardless of who ends up getting the nod, Felton could still be in line for 30-plus minutes even if he comes off the bench.
Felton had 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four assists, and three rebounds in 35 minutes during the Mavericks' 127-107 loss to the Warriors on Wednesday. After seeing 31 minutes per game in December, Felton is back down at 25 minutes per contest in January--the same total he was earning in November. Coach Rick Carlisle loves to trot out multiple point guard lineups, which allows Felton to see decent time even when the Mavericks' backcourt is fully healthy. However, as was the case Wednesday when Devin Harris (toe) sat out, Felton is more valuable when thrust into a larger role.
Felton will draw the start Wednesday versus the Mavericks. The Mavericks are a little short handed Wednesday, so Felton will be the beneficiary of the situation. With Dirk Nowitzki and Zaza Pachulia out, Dallas will play a small-ball lineup versus the Warriors. Felton will have the opportunity to out perform his usual production in a slightly increased role Wednesday.
Felton scored 16 points (6-10 FG, 3-3 FT, 1-3 3Pt) while grabbing eight rebounds, dishing out two assists and securing one steal in 34 minutes during Sunday's loss to the Rockets. Just two days after he was shut out in nine minutes versus the Thunder, the veteran saw his most playing time since Jan. 6, leading all bench scorers in the process. Felton's role has fluctuated throughout the season, but he appears set to see minutes in the mid-20s as a scorer off the bench unless injuries clear his path to a starting role. Felton has proven capable of delivering performances such as these on a given night, but his uncertain role from game to game has kept him from becoming a consistent fantasy contributor.
Felton failed to score Friday in a loss to the Thunder. He played just nine minutes and missed both of his shot attempts. After being the only Maverick to appear in each of the team's first 43 games, Felton was a spectator on Wednesday with an eye injury. His return did not go smoothly and it appears his minutes will fluctuate with starter Deron Williams and bench members JJ Barea and Devin Harris all healthy.
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