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Feb 22, 2024 16 5 4 1 13
Feb 14, 2024 17 8 5 1 19
Jan 29, 2024 41 20 11 1
Jan 27, 2024 31 13 9 0
Jan 26, 2024 28 9 11 4

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2023 77220.3 25.5 9.1 1.3 7.7 1.5 0.6
2022 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
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Fantasy News

  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Expected to play Sunday

    Lively (nose) is listed as probable for Sunday's game versus the Pacers. Lively continues to deal with a nasal fracture, but is expected to suit up for his third straight contest Sunday. However, the rookie center has yet to play 20 minutes since returning to action.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Starting Thursday

    Lively will be in the starting lineup for Thursday's matchup with the Suns, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports. Lively will replace Daniel Gafford in the first unit for Thursday's game, and it'll be interesting to see if this is something that lasts or if it's just a matchup-based decision from head coach Jason Kidd. Joining Lively in the first unit will be Kyrie Irving, Luka Doncic, Josh Green and P.J. Washington.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Solid in platoon role with Gafford

    Lively (nose) recorded eight points (3-5 FG, 2-2 FT), five rebounds, four blocks and one assist in 17 minutes in Wednesday's 116-93 win over the Spurs. Lively came off the bench and was on a minutes restriction in his return from a seven-game absence due to a nasal fracture for which he required a procedure, but thanks largely to his blocks production, he was able to deliver a quality fantasy line. Head coach Jason Kidd had previously suggested last week that Lively would reclaim the starting role once healthy, but it's unclear if those plans have changed in light of how trade-deadline pickup Daniel Gafford (10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one block in 23 minutes Wednesday) has performed since being acquired by Dallas. Even if Lively eventually displaces Gafford as the starter, the two could end up working in a roughly even timeshare at center that would put a cap on the fantasy value of both players.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Good to go Wednesday

    Lively (nose) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Spurs, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports. Lively has been upgraded from questionable to available Wednesday after missing Dallas' last seven contests with a nasal injury. However, the rookie big man will operate under a minutes restriction, so he could serve as Dallas' backup center to Daniel Gafford.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Not available Monday

    Lively (nose) won't play Monday versus Washington, Eddie Sefko of the Mavericks' official site reports. Lively will miss a seventh consecutive game while dealing with a broken nose. Maxi Kleber has been starting in Lively's stead, but trade-deadline pickups P.J. Washington and Daniel Gafford could poach minutes from Kleber on Monday as both players make their second appearances with Dallas.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Another absence coming

    Lively (nose) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Thunder. Lively's absence streak will extend to six games Saturday due to a broken nose. The rookie center's next chance to suit up is Monday's matchup with Washington.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Won't play Tuesday

    Lively (nose), who has already been ruled out for Monday's game against Philadelphia, won't join the team in time for Tuesday's matchup in Brooklyn, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. Lively has already missed two games and will be sidelined for at least two more after breaking his nose. According to Grant Afseth of SI.com, head coach Jason Kidd said Lively underwent a procedure Monday to reset the nose, which went well. Though he won't link up with the Mavericks in Tuesday, he could be available Thursday versus the Knicks if he's comfortable playing with a mask to protect his nose.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Strong showing in Friday's win

    Lively contributed nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 FT), 11 rebounds, four assists, four blocks and one steal in 28 minutes during Friday's 148-143 victory over the Hawks. The rookie center just missed recording his eighth double-double while posting his most rejections since he swatted away a career-high seven shots against the Thunder on Dec. 2. Since returning from a five-game absence due to an ankle injury, Lively has pulled down double-digit boards three times in five games, averaging 9.0 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 blocks in 26.4 minutes per game while shooting an eye-popping 80.8 percent from the floor.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Grabs 12 boards in return

    Lively (ankle) recorded six points (2-2 FG, 2-2 FT), 12 rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes in Monday's 125-120 win over the Pelicans. Lively's minutes were somewhat capped after he picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter, but the Mavericks were presumably looking to manage his playing time to some degree anyway since the rookie was making his return from a five-game absence due to a left ankle sprain. On a fortunate note, Lively took back his starting spot from Dwight Powell and was highly active on the glass during his time on the floor. Lively makes for an appealing pickup in any 12-team leagues where he may have been dropped while he was sidelined with the injury.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Upgraded to probable

    Lively (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Monday's game against the Pelicans. Lively is trending toward a return to action after missing the past five games for Dallas. Assuming he gets the green light, Lively's return will push Dwight Powell back to a reserve role.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Questionable for Monday

    Lively (ankle) is questionable for Monday's game against New Orleans. Lively has missed the last five games due to an ankle injury, and it's unclear whether he'll be able to return against the Pelicans. If he's unavailable once again, Dwight Powell should continue to see increased run for Dallas.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Will be held out Saturday

    Lively (ankle) will not play Saturday against the Pelicans, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports. Dallas' starting center will miss his fifth straight game, and he should be considered questionable to return for Monday's rematch against the Pelicans. Dwight Powell will continue to benefit in Lively's absence, and the Mavericks will have a bit more depth Saturday with Maxi Kleber (toe) cleared to return.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Downgraded to doubtful

    Lively (ankle) has been downgraded to doubtful ahead of Saturday's tilt against the Pelicans. Lively originally drew a questionable designation for this contest after missing the Mavericks' previous four games. However, it now looks like he is on track to miss a fifth unless he has a quick turnaround before game time. Final confirmation on his availability should come after he tests things out during pregame warmups.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Officially ruled out

    Lively (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Knicks, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports. Lively was doubtful for Thursday's game and will be unavailable for a fourth consecutive contest. Dwight Powell will likely remain in the starting lineup against New York.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Officially out Sunday

    Lively (ankle) will not play Sunday against Minnesota, Grant Afseth of SI.com reports. Lively's next opportunity to take the court will be Tuesday against Memphis, but his left ankle is a troublesome injury to monitor after he suffered sprains on two separate occasions this season. Sunday will mark his second consecutive absence, with Dwight Powell likely to start again in his place.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Unlikely to play against Minnesota

    Lively (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Timberwolves. Lively is expected to miss his second straight game Sunday due to a left ankle sprain he suffered against the Trail Blazers on Wednesday. Dwight Powell will likely start again if Lively is ruled out.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Helped back to locker room

    Lively left Wednesday's game against the Trail Blazers and went to the locker room after sustaining a left ankle injury, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports. Lively missed four games in December after spraining his left ankle, making Wednesday's injury even more cause for concern if he's unable to return. While he's out, expect Dwight Powell and Markieff Morris to see more action.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Records double-double in win

    Lively notched 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 FT), 14 rebounds and one assist across 35 minutes during Saturday's 132-122 win over Golden State. As a rookie, Lively's production is expected to be somewhat volatile, but the Duke product is earning a lot of confidence and has the keys to the center spot in Dallas. His two games before Saturday's effort are prime examples of how rocky his production is, so while any starting center should be considered for value, he's not quite consistent enough to be a fantasy-relevant option in standard leagues at this point.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Posts double-double in return

    Lively (ankle) recorded 20 points (8-9 FG, 4-9 FT), 10 rebounds and one assist across 32 minutes during Monday's 128-114 victory over Phoenix. In his return from a four-game absence due to a sprained ankle, Lively reclaimed his spot in the starting five and didn't seem to miss a beat. He turned in a highly efficient performance from the field and secured his fifth double-double of the season, though the lack of blocks and poor free-throw shooting lessened the overall impact of his strong contributions elsewhere. Regardless, fantasy managers are likely happy to see a productive outing from the rookie center in his first game back, and he faced no obvious playing-time restriction.
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  • Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Good to go Monday

    Lively (ankle) will play Monday versus Phoenix. Lively will officially return from a four-game absence due to a sprained ankle. His availability was the expected outcome, but it remains unclear if he'll return to a full workload immediately.
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