Barnes collected 19 points (7-16 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, two steals and one block across 32 minutes in Friday's 124-102 loss to the Lakers. Barnes made up for a slow start by coming on in the second half, drawing even with Wesley Matthews for the team co-lead in scoring by night's end. The veteran has rattled off 11 straight double-digit scoring efforts and his solid work on the boards has led to career-best average of 6.6 rebounds. With a secure role as one of the Mavericks' highest-usage options -- as partly evidenced by the career-high 4.0 three-point attempts he's taking -- he remains a coveted asset across all fantasy formats.
Barnes finished with 21 points (6-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes during Saturday's 130-123 victory over the Lakers. Barnes returned to the starting lineup after missing the last two games with an ankle injury. He delivered a typical line for owners, putting up some nice scoring numbers with little else. He is basically the same player he was last season and his numbers reflect this. He is not a pretty fantasy option by any means but is worthy of a roster spot in most leagues due to his scoring and three-pointers.
Barnes (ankle) will start Saturday against the Lakers, Mike Peasley of Dallas Mavericks Radio Network reports. Barnes was probable for the contest after missing the past two games with a left ankle sprain. He is averaging 34 minutes per game over his last five contests and will likely see a similar workload in his return Saturday night. If his minutes are monitored due to the ankle injury, expect Wesley Matthews and new addition Doug McDermott to see an uptick in minutes.
According to the Mavericks' media guide, Barnes is probable (ankle) for Saturday's game against the Lakers. Barnes has missed the past two games due to a left ankle sprain but is expected to return to the starting rotation Saturday night, barring any major setbacks. Look for official news to come out either after Saturday morning shootaround or just before tip.
Barnes (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Warriors, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Barnes is set to miss a second consecutive game, as he continues to work back from a sprained left ankle. He was able to go through a full practice Wednesday, so despite being held out once again, it appears he isn't too far off from a return. Look for Barnes to potentially rejoin the lineup ahead of Friday's tilt with the Lakers, though additional word on his availability should be provided in the coming few days. With Barnes out, the Mavericks will likely go small again with Yogi Ferrell and Wesley Matthews occupying the two wing spots.
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