Brunson recorded 19 points (8-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four assists and three rebounds in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 124-112 win over the Pacers. In his second game back from COVID-19 protocols, Brunson put up another strong performance in the starting lineup with Luka Doncic. Brunson is undoubtedly a useful fantasy option when he gets the minutes. In four performances this season where he's seen at least 20 minutes, Brunson is averaging 19.8 points, 4.3 assists and 3.5 rebounds. However, once Josh Richardson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell -- all COVID-19 protocol absences -- return, Brunson's role could fall by the wayside again.
Brunson (COVID-19 protocols) returned to action in Monday's 116-93 loss to the Raptors, providing 13 points (4-10 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes. Back after missing the Mavs' previous four games while in the COVID-19 protocol, Brunson picked up his second start of the season since both Josh Richardson and Dorian Finney-Smith had yet to clear the protocol. Brunson played effectively alongside Luka Doncic but he's unlikely to see playing time at this level once the Mavericks have their full complement of rotation players available.
Brunson (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) will enter the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Raptors, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports. Though Brunson cleared the NBA's protocol and will be available after missing four games, Josh Richardson and Dorian Finney-Smith will remain out. As a result, Brunson will move up to the top unit for the second time this season, after he previously poured in 31 points to go with seven assists in 38 minutes in his other start Jan. 3 versus Chicago. Luka Doncic sat out that contest, however, so Brunson isn't likely to see nearly as much usage this time around.
Brunson (COVID-19 protocols) is not on the injury report ahead of Monday's game against the Raptors. Brunson was held out of Sunday's loss to the Bulls, but his absence from the injury report implies he'll be available for the shorthanded Mavs, who will still be without several regulars. Assuming he does play, it'll be Brunson's first action since Jan. 7.
Brunson (COVID-19 health and safety protocols) is out for Sunday's game against the Bulls, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Brunson will miss his fourth game in a row as he remains in the league's health and safety protocols. Trey Burke and Tyrell Terry will have a chance at larger roles with Brunson still out.
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