Ferrell will shift back to a bench role for Tuesday's matchup with the Nuggets, Harrison Wind of BSN Denver reports.
The Mavericks are opting to go big against the Nuggets, with Maxi Kleber moving into the starting lineup and Ferrell coming off the bench. That will also allow Ferrell to serve as the Mavericks backup point guard and provide some ball-handling help in the second unit with J.J. Barea (groin) still sidelined. The demotion to the bench could potentially mean less minutes overall for Ferrell.
Ferrell dropped 22 points (7-10 FG, 7-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT) while adding four rebounds, one assist and one steal across 36 minutes in Wednesday's 115-11 victory over the Hornets.
A late addition to the starting five, Ferrell did not hold back from three, attempting all ten of his shots from behind the arc and hitting a ridiculous 70 percent of them. He was obviously playing to prove himself Wednesday, and he did more than just that and was awarded 36 minutes for his great shooting. The question remains whether Ferrell will stick in the starting lineup and continue to see similar opportunities like Wednesday's game.
Ferrell will start Wednesday's game against the Hornets, Mavs play by play voice Chuck Cooperstein reports.
The Mavs initially confirmed that they'd use their regular starting lineup but at the last second announced that Ferrell will get the nod over Maxi Kleber, as Harrison Barnes shifts to power forward and Wes Matthews moves to small forward.
Ferrell scored 13 points (5-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), grabbed three rebounds, dished four assists and recorded one blocks across 31 minutes Wednesday in Dallas' win against Indiana.
Dallas has strong guard play from top to bottom, and for the most part that limits the fantasy value of each guard on their roster. Five different guards played more than 20 minutes Wednesday, including Ferrell, who bounced back from a poor shooting night against Toronto and led that group of guards in scoring this time out. Unfortunately, Ferrell's fantasy value will be stunted for as long as he is clawing for playing time in such a crowded backcourt.
Ferrell finished with 23 points (9-13 FG, 5-7 3Pt), two rebounds, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes during Friday's 113-101 loss to Miami.
Ferrell continued to come off the bench with Dennis Smith back in the starting lineup, finishing with a season-high 23 points on only 13 shots. He has now scored in double-figures in seven straight games while adding 2.3 three-pointers over that same period. He is likely to see his minutes drop as Smith works his way back from his hip injury, but the team is going to be extra careful with managing his court time. Ferrell is by no means a must-own player but could be worth a look in deeper leagues if you are in need of assists with some scoring thrown in.
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