Felton logged a season-high 37 minutes Wednesday against the Spurs but failed to capitalize, posting just five points (2-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), five assists, four rebounds, and one steal. Felton stared for the resting Chandler Parsons, but couldn't find his shot in extended minutes when given the opportunity. He's been quietly producing stray points steals, and threes occasionally this season, but isn't locked in for a significant role in the rotation when the Mavericks are healthy. That being said, he still has some potential to contribute in deeper formats due to his overall ability to rack up various numbers when given more minutes.
Felton will get the start Wednesday in San Antonio, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports. With Chandler Parsons sitting out the second half of a back-to-back, Felton will enter the starting lineup. Felton will assume the shooting guard spot, while Wesley Matthews drops down to small forward. It appears the Mavericks think a small-ball rotation is the antidote to the veteran Spurs starters.
Felton scored 16 points and hit all four of his attempts from downtown in Tuesday's 110-96 loss to the Grizzlies. Felton also chipped in four rebounds and two assists, but got himself into some foul trouble. Regardless, it was one of Felton's most productive games of the season, albeit in a losing effort.
Felton scored two points Monday in a win over the Sixers. He finished 1-of-5 from the field and collected three assists and three rebounds. He also finished with three turnovers. Felton failed to repeat his success from Dallas' previous outing when he scored 23 points against the Rockets. This has been a trend so far this season and his overall value remains limited by his inconsistent play.
Felton scored 23 points (8-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT) with six rebounds in 34 minutes during Saturday's win over the Rockets. He got the start in the backcourt alongside fellow 2005 first round pick Deron Williams with Wesley Matthews getting the night off, and Felton responded with his best scoring performance since a 27-point effort in the 2012-2013 playoffs. The veteran guard is purely a role player at this point in his career, though, so don't expect a repeat the next time Matthews gets rested.
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