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Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Owns paint in double-double
Lively totaled 20 points (9-9 FG, 2-5 FT), 16 rebounds, seven blocks and one steal across 39 minutes during Saturday's 126-120 loss to the Thunder.
Lively dominated the paint for Dallas, hauling in a game-leading rebound mark while leading all players in Saturday's contest in blocks en route to a double-double performance. Lively set season-high marks in points, rebounds and blocks in the game, notching his fifth game with 10 or more rebounds and his second double-double of the year.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Active Tuesday
Lively (back) will play Tuesday against Dallas.
Lively will return from a one-game absence due to a back contusion. He'll be a welcome addition to a Dallas frontcourt still lacking Maxi Kleber (toe). Dwight Powell and Richaun Holmes have uninspiringly split part-time duties, so Lively should reprise his alpha center role.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Questionable for Tuesday
Lively (back) is questionable for Tuesday against Houston, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports.
Lively was able to practice Monday, but the Mavericks want to see how his back responds Tuesday before making a decision. Richaun Holmes drew the start in Lively's place Saturday against the Clippers, but he failed to impress.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Ruled out Saturday
Lively (back) will not play in Saturday's game against the Clippers, NBA writer Marc Stein reports.
The Mavericks are still calling Lively's injury a contusion, so this may just be a day-to-day issue. Lively's next chance to play will be Tuesday against Houston, as the Mavericks are fortunate to have a couple of days off after Saturday's game. With Lively sidelined, the Mavericks could turn to Dwight Powell and Richaun Holmes to pick up the slack.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Won't return after ugly fall
Lively has been ruled out for the remainder of Wednesday's game against the Lakers with a lower back contusion.
Lively took a scary fall on an alley-oop attempt and was assisted off the court before being ruled out for the rest of the tilt. While he's out, expect Dwight Powell and Richaun Holmes to see more action. Fantasy managers should be on the lookout for a status update prior to Saturday's meeting with the Clippers at 10:30 pm ET.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Grabs double-digit boards in loss
Lively totaled six points (3-4 FG), 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 24 minutes during Saturday's 132-125 loss to the Bucks.
Lively turned in another decent performance despite the loss, continuing his impressive rookie campaign. Although he is typically playing fewer than 30 minutes, he remains the starting center. His production is likely to fluctuate based on both matchup and feel, limiting his season-long value. With that said, as long as he is starting, Lively should be rostered in most leagues.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Just misses double-double
Lively had 17 points (7-8 FG, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal in 24 minutes during Wednesday's 130-117 victory over Washington.
The rookie center just missed collecting his third double-double in 11 games to begin his career. Lively has had an impressive start to the season since being taken 12th overall in the 2023 NBA Draft considering that he doesn't turn 20 until February. While his offensive skills remain somewhat limited, his 1.7 blocks plus steals per game and 72.9 percent shooting from the floor give him fantasy value even in redraft formats.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Set to play Friday
Lively (illness) is available for Friday's game versus the Clippers, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
Lively has been upgraded from questionable to available Friday after missing the previous game with an illness. The rookie center will likely reclaim his starting spot from Dwight Powell.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Questionable Friday
Lively (illness) is questionable for Friday's matchup against the Clippers.
An illness prevented the rookie from suiting up Wednesday against the Raptors, prompting Dwight Powell to start at center. The Mavericks could certainly use Lively's size against opposing big man Ivica Zubac. Lively's workload and production have fluctuated this season, but he's worth rostering in 14-team formats and probably 12-team formats, especially if two starting centers are required.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Won't suit up Wednesday
Lively (illness) is out for Wednesday's game versus the Raptors, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports.
Lively has been downgraded from questionable to out Wednesday due to an illness. Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell will likely receive extended minutes in Lively's absence. The rookie center's next chance to suit up will be Friday's matchup with the Clippers.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Questionable to play
Lively has an illness and is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, according to Mavericks reporter Grant Afseth.
Lively was not present at the morning shootaround, and it sounds like he could become a game-time call. Maxi Kleber (toe) is also questionable, so we could potentially see a lot of Dwight Powell on Wednesday evening.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Dominant in win
Lively supplied 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 FT), 14 rebounds, one assist and one block across 32 minutes during Sunday's 124-118 victory over the Hornets.
Lively supplemented Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving combining for 41 points, 15 rebounds and 19 assists, as the big man showed off excellent chemistry with both. Lively protected the rim and sacrificed his body on defense as well, marking a legitimate two-way sparkplug for Dallas.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Moves into first unit
Lively will move into the starting lineup Friday against the Nets, according to Dallas reporter Grant Afseth.
It was a huge surprise to see Maxi Kleber starting over Lively on Opening Night, but Lively was far more effective than the veteran. After securing a double-double in his NBA debut, Lively's fantasy trajectory is pointing straight up.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Impresses off bench in opener
Lively ended with 16 points (7-8 FG, 2-3 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal over 31 minutes during Wednesday's 126-119 win over San Antonio.
Head coach Jason Kidd had stated that Lively could open the season as a starter, and while he came off the bench in this one, he still posted impressive numbers and above-average instincts for a player making his NBA debut. Lively can be an asset in most fantasy formats if he receives enough minutes, but as of now, his bench role limits his upside a bit.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Coming off bench in opener
Lively isn't in the starting five for Wednesday's season opener against the Spurs.
Lively had started for Dallas in the preseason and was projected to be the team's starting center, but Maxi Kleber will start over him Wednesday. Lively will likely still see an extended run off the bench and could earn his way into the starting unit with solid play to start the season.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Nearly perfect from field
Lively accounted for 14 points (6-7 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, two assists and a block across 24 minutes in Friday's 114-104 preseason win over the Pistons.
Lively was a lottery pick in the 2023 NBA Draft but has impressed the coaching staff enough to lock up a starting role for Opening Night. His preseason numbers aren't eye-popping by any means, and he's expected to hold a secondary role on offense at the beginning of the regular season, but he made his presence felt here while showing his two-way potential.... See More ... See Less
Mavericks' Dereck Lively: On track to be starter
Lively is on track to be the Mavericks' starting center on Opening Night, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports.
Lively has started Dallas' first three preseason contests, averaging 3.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 19.1 minutes per game. While those aren't prolific numbers, the rookie understands his role and has excelled as a defensive anchor and rim roller. Per Afseth, the team believes Lively has shown enough to run with the first unit to begin the regular season. "Look at what Lively has done here on this trip," head coach Jason Kidd said after Tuesday's exhibition versus Real Madrid. "He's doing extremely well."... See More ... See Less
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